Support groups enable participants to make connections and share their feelings. Some of the groups are listed below with a brief description. As we become aware of new needs in our community, we are responsive and offer groups accordingly. Please visit our Calendar page to see upcoming dates and times.
Watch: Loss of a Child Group
AGING WITH PRIDE - LGBT GROUP FOR OLDER ADULTS
This program offers a welcoming atmosphere to share resources, build relationships, learn about JFCS services, and discuss unique LGBT issues pertaining to older adults, such as social isolation and discrimination.
CAFE' CONNECTION - A MEMORY CAFE'
A social gathering for anyone affected with memory challenges an their care partners. Attendees enjoy coffee, conversation, a creative experience with a guest artist, and learn about community resources.Grant funding is provided by the Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. This program is brought to the community through a collaboration of JFCS, JSHHS, and the Katz JCC.
Caregivers often overlook giving care to themselves. This group focuses on helping caregivers share their experiences and struggles with other caregivers, and share support and resources. This group is sponsored by Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice.
LOSS OF A CHILD
Participants are able to share emotions and help each other on the path to healing, in a warm, kind atmosphere.
LOSS OF VISION
Seeing It Through Together, a low vision educational and support group, is for anyone coping with visual impairment, including macular degeneration or other eye diseases. Participants will get support, gain valuable resources, and hear from expert presenters in this group.
PROJECT RAINBOW - LGBTQ GROUP FOR GRADES 7-12
A supportive and inviting environment for teens who identify as LGBTQ and allies. A collaboration with Katz JCC. Funding provided by Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Women’s Foundation, Gesher Philanthropy Initiative/JCC Camps at Medford.
Widow / Widowers who are recently bereaved (within 1-2 years) meet with other widow and widowers, sharing and learning from one another as they begin the journey toward healing.