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Naples News: JFCS working to help seniors in Southwest Florida

by Joe Landon, Naples Daily News Contributor Our senior years are supposed to be our golden years, or at least that’s what we’ve always been told. But for some senior citizens, the years following retirement are anything but golden. That’s where JFCS of Southwest Florida, formerly known as Jewish Family Services of Collier County, comes …

Naples News: Happy reunion post-storm at senior lunch

More than 100 seniors gathered at the Naples Senior Center for a weekly lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Last Wednesday’s lunch, on Sept. 13, was canceled because electricity was still out at the center. The seniors quietly shared stories of their Irma experiences, and most said they were not fearful of the storm. Still, they are …

Commentary: Celebrate Masters of Aging during National Senior Center Month

A recent study completed by the Florida Gulf Coast University Division of Social Work found that Collier County is home to 122,019 individuals over age 60 and of that number 13 percent live alone. We know from extensive research that isolation and loneliness are factors that significantly impact this population. September is National Senior Center …

Florida may welcome seniors for their golden years, but there’s no gold star for the state for aging services, a new AARP report shows. Florida ranks 46 among the states in a new scorecard that examines accessibility and quality of long-term care for the aging and disabled. It also looks at settings of care, support …

Coastal Breeze: Dementia Respite Coming to Marco

Coastal Breeze Article : By Maureen Chodaba By definition, dementia is a general term for a decline of mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with one’s daily life. Dementia is not one specific disease, but an overall term that encompasses several different forms of the condition, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with …

Commentary: Honor seniors in May, Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month and the theme for this year is “Age Out Loud.” We all know that getting older does not mean what it used to mean. To bring this point home one has to only stop by the Naples Senior Center and see our members, in their 70s, 80s and 90s, taking …

Socializing & Support

To hear several local women talk about living with a spouse’s dementia problems is an emotional shot over the bow. Click below to read about a Respite program offering a precious lifeline for caregivers and their loved ones. Read the article.

Naples Daily News: Kudos & Kicks

Kudos: This time of year, much attention is focused on the needs of Southwest Florida children through two charitable wine festivals. On the opposite end of the age spectrum, however, philanthropists recently stepped up in a big way to assist a nonprofit dedicated to the needs of the area’s citizens, JFCS of Southwest Florida. Read …

Naples Daily News Editorial: Take Care of Seniors

Take care of seniors Kudos to the Naples Daily News for placing the concern about affordable housing on the front page. Kudos as well to the Collier County commissioners for looking at this important issue. I have the privilege of serving on the Stakeholders Committee and know from my participation that the Urban Land Institute …

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