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SUPPORT GROUPS FOR SENIORS

Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Samaritan Life Enhancing Care, helps participants build coping skills, deal with complicated emotions, and discover information on local supportive services. To learn more, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at 856-424-1333 ext. 1184 or rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org.

Widows & Widowers Group, sponsored by LifeForce Caregivers for the Elderly, is intended for the recently bereaved and helps participants address practical decisions while beginning to rebuild their lives without a partner. To learn more, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at 856-424-1333 ext. 1184 or rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org.

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 or rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org.

Seeing It Through Together, a low vision educational and support group, is for people living with macular degeneration or other eye diseases. To learn more, contact Mindy Elkins at 856-424-1333 ext. 1013 or melkins@jfedsnj.org.

Café Connection – A Memory Café is a monthly program for people affected by memory challenges, along with 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 or rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org.

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FOR SENIORS

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all mental health services are being provided via telehealth. For more information or to learn about options we can provide, please call JFCS at 856-424-1333.

60+ individuals 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 counselors can address 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 available to support individuals who are acting as caregivers for others.

For additional information on 60+ Counseling and
Emotional Supports,
please contact Rebecca Rosenau at
856-424-1333 or rrosenau@jfedsnj.org
.