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NDN: Stitch sisters: Naples knitters weave good for those who need it

In March, the small but mighty cohort of volunteers in the Needle Works group at the Naples Senior Center faced a difficult stitch-uation.  Their Tuesday morning meetings would have to take an indefinite hiatus. With the onset of the pandemic, it just wasn’t safe. But for these volunteers, a break from the center didn’t mean a break …

eBella Magazine: The Art of Spreading Joy

Naples Senior Center volunteer Dorrie Karnis creates happiness every day by Julia Browning Dorothy Karnis — known as Dorrie to her many friends — has an innate ability for spreading smiles. She employs her joy-sharing superpower at the Naples Senior Center at JFCS (Jewish Family & Community Services, the founding organization). The nonprofit organization offers …

WINK News: New research offers hope to those affected by Alzheimer’s

New research could give families the gift of time when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Doctors diagnosed David Sprenkel’s wife Nancy with Alzheimer’s 25 years ago, but thanks to scientific advancements and new medications at the time, the disease was slowed, he said. “I had 20 or 25 years more of a better life together …

We Miss You!

Hoping all are healthy and safe during these extraordinary times of social distancing. The staff misses you and have some words of encouragement for all of our senior center members!

NAPLES SENIOR CENTER EMBARKS ON “A NEW ERA FOR SENIORS”; ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY NAPLES, FL. – The Naples Senior Center, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programs and social services for seniors, announced that it has launched a $15-million capital campaign dubbed “A New Era for Seniors” to establish a new state-of-the-art facility accelerated …

JCMI Helps Feed Local Seniors

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI), following the Jewish custom of Tzedakah, the ethical obligation to do what is right and just, raises money to feed seniors in our community. Every Fourth of July, a Barbeque Dinner is held as a fundraiser. The money raised by our JCMI members at our barbeque is used to buy Publix gift …

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 …

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