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Asking For Help at 80

PBS recently published a photo essay on their website presenting a more in-depth look into the lives of the Naples Senior Center members featured in this story.  As one member says, “Without them (JFCS) we would be starving”. Please take the time to look at both stories.  I know you will feel good about the difference we …

PBS Newshour: Number of seniors threatened by hunger has doubled

Nearly one in six senior citizens face the threat of hunger in the United States. Charity and food stamps reach some of these vulnerable Americans, but limited resources and isolation mean many are struggling without receiving help. It’s been called one of the longest-lasting and cruelest effects of the great recession. Millions of senior citizens …

Naples News: Get Into The Act

Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and …

“Naples Daily NewsMakers”: Milestones

“Naples Daily NewsMakers” discusses the Naples Senior Center services, programs and the plans for the future. Click the link below to watch the video. Sunday, April 12th Edition of Naples Daily NewsMakers: Milestones

Naples News: Naples Senior Center is meeting the needs

Does the Naples Senior Center meet the needs of seniors in Collier County? A recent compilation and review of the metrics for 2014 allows us to answer with a resounding “yes”. Not only do we know that the Naples Senior Center provides a venue for addressing the social isolation of our seniors, but it provides …

Free Forum: History Through the Eyes of Pioneering Families

JFCS will host “Collier County Then and Now: History Through the Eyes of Pioneering Families,” a free forum, on Monday, March 30, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. at their Naples Senior Center, 5025 Costello Drive, Naples. The panel discussion, which will be facilitated by Naples journalist Jeff Lytle, features three members of Collier County …

Give Where You Live 30 Supports Expansion of JFCS Senior Center

Naples, FL – 2/17/15 – Help Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida (JFCS) meet the ever-expanding needs of local seniors by participating in the Give Where You Live 30 online fundraising campaign taking place on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. “The JFCS Senior Center opened its doors on January 22, 2014, welcoming 88 seniors …

Harvard Business School Professor to Offer Program for NonProfit Leaders

JFCS and the Harvard Club of Naples have joined together to offer a very special educational program for CEOs and Board Chairs of nonprofit organizations in the greater Naples area.  Co-author of Joining a Non-Profit Board:  What you Need to Know, Professor McFarlan will utilize the Harvard case method to touch upon key issues in …

Naples Florida Weekly: JFCS Meets Grant Challenge

Jewish Family & Community Services is set to expand its senior center this month to 6,800 square feet thanks to grants from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation,Patty and Jay Baker, the Brookedale Foundation and others. Jaclynn Faffer, president and chief executive officer of Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida, announced the organization …

Naples Florida Weekly: “Power Women 2014”

From Naples Florida Weekly: “Whether she’s strategizing a corporate initiative, raising money for a charity, entertaining an audience or responding to her constituents, a power woman’s work is never done. Just ask any of the CEOs, executive directors, philanthropists and public servants who’ve been selected as Florida Weekly’s 2014 Power Women. They come from a …

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