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SUPPORT GROUPS

JFCS offers an array of regularly-occurring support groups, both within the JFCS offices and outside in the community.

The Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, helps participants build coping skills, deal with complicated emotions, and discover information on local supportive services.

Intended for those more recently bereaved, the Widows / Widowers Group helps members to address practical decisions and begin to rebuild their lives without a partner. 

LGBT Aging With Pride, sponsored by Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law, provides a warm and welcoming environment for members to develop new friendships and discuss issues affecting LGBT older adults. This supportive group meets the second Friday of each month. To learn more, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at 856-424-1333 ext. 1184. 

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

Cafe Connection – A Memory Cafe is for people affected by memory challenges and their care partners. On the second Thursday of each month, 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 Camden County Board of Freeholders. To learn more, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at 856-424-1333 ext. 1184. 

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

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.

INDIVIDUAL CAREGIVER COUNSELING

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 contact Rebecca Rosenau at 856-424-1333 or rrosenau@jfedsnj.org.