Regularly-occurring support groups are available and can be attended at various locations both within the JFCS office, and outside in the community.
A general 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 bereavement group is offered. The widow/widowers is 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), is available to provide 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 all can enjoy coffee, conversation and a creative project together. This is in collaboration with the Katz Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Service. Grant funding is provided by the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. (JCF).