Regularly-occurring support groups are available and can be attended at various locations, both within the JFCS office and outside in the community.

A Family Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, helps with coping skills, dealing with emotions and feelings, and offers an opportunity to discover information on local supportive services.

A Widows /Widowers Bereavement Group is intended for those more recently bereaved, which helps to address practical decisions, and rebuilding life without a partner. 

An LGBT Aging With Pride support group, sponsored by Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law (TREEL), provides a warm and welcoming environment to discuss issues affecting LGBT older adults and to learn about resources and JFCS services. 

Seeing It Through Together, a low vision educational and support group, is for anyone with macular degeneration or other eye diseases.

Cafe Connection – A Memory Cafe is for those with memory challenges and their care partners, where participants enjoy coffee, conversation, and a creative project together. Presented in collaboration with the Katz JCC and Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Service. Grant funding is provided by the Jewish Community Foundation.


Those 60+ can take advantage of individualized counseling services provided by our licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) both in our local office and in private homes, if needed. Sessions are fully or partially covered by Medicare and secondary insurance based upon need to assist with skill development to feel less alone and gain skills to utilize positive coping techniques. JFCS can provide these sessions to address needs around anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship difficulties, stress management, and traumatic experiences. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, please contact us to learn about coverage and availability.


Compassionate and personal one-on-one counseling by a Masters level social worker is offered to help individuals who are the caregivers for others.

For additional information on Counseling and Emotional Supports,
please call Gail Belfer at 856-424-1333 or email