News: Senior Center

You’re Invited!

JFCS of Southwest Florida invites you to join us as we raise the curtain to reveal ….. The newly expanded Naples Senior Center Thursday, December 3, 2015 • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Naples Senior Center • 5025 Castello Drive • Naples, FL R.S.V.P. by November 23 Wine & Hors d’oeuvres will be served.Complimentary valet …

Naples News: Senior Lunch Program expanding

Paul Goldblum and Mary Novello lean in so close when they talk, the orange sleeve of his shirt brushes up against her shoulder. Maybe they’re sharing a secret — each of them slipping out the quiet, snickering kind of laugh only friends use during private jokes. But it’s more likely they’re shifting closer together to …

Naples Florida Weekly: JFCS answers a need

Considering that Florida has long been considered the country’s gold standard destination for retirement living, it’s surprising that Naples’ senior community did not have a place it could use for socialization and resources until about a year and a half ago. Instead, services were cobbled together through several agencies. The elderly often went without the …

Senior Center recipient of Walmart grant

Larry Graham, a Naples Walmart store manager, visited the Naples Senior Center as guest speaker on Wednesday for 140 seniors enjoying lunch and entertainment. The Naples Senior Center is the grateful recipient of a $25,000 Walmart Foundation grant to fund the weekly luncheons that fight hunger as well as loneliness. The Naples Senior Center was …

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 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 …

Naples Daily News: Kudos & Kicks

It’s not often you can use the word “seniors” and “1 year old” in the same sentence. This coming week you can, and there are at least 550 Collier County seniors who are thrilled about that because they have a place to gather weekdays. The Naples Senior Center, opened a year ago by JFCS of …

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 …

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