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Ask JFS: Assist Elderly Parents with Help of Jewish Family Service

Ask JFS: Assist Elderly Parents with Help of Jewish Family Service

Dear JFS,

I just returned home from a visit with my parents who live in another city. I was really troubled by it. My mother’s beautiful and immaculate home was in shambles. She admitted that she’s having difficulty…

Jewish Family Service hosts LGBT film “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement”

Community residents are invited to join the Jewish Family Service on June 15 for a showing of the documentary Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009). Directed by Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdottir (directors of the Emmy-nominated film The Brandon Teena Story), the film is about two lif…

Charity, Cocktails & Comedy Event to Benefit Volunteer Guardian Program

The Volunteer Guardian Program, a collaboration of Jewish Family Service, will hold its first fundraiser May 4 at The Tangier’s Cabaret. “Charity, Cocktails and Comedy” will start at 5:30 p.m. and includes a night with comedians Shawn Boyd, Jill Smith, Jasymn Carter, Marlena Mann, …

Free Healthy Senior Expo is a must-attend event for local seniors

The Healthy Senior Expo is Thursday, April 6, 8 a.m.-noon, and is free and open to the public. This event is presented by the Summit County Public Health Office of Minority Health and the Jewish Family Service of Akron and co-sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health Syste…

Jewish Family Service hosts film about aging in the LGBT Community

Community residents are invited to join the Jewish Family Service on March 30 for a showing of the critically acclaimed documentary Before You Know It. This film focuses on the lives of LGBT senior adults who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, r…