JFS Perspectives

Give Thanks and Pay it Forward

Thursday, October 28, 2010


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JFS Staff and Board Learn the Fine Art of Small Talk

Friday, October 22, 2010

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Healthy Aging: A Symposium

Monday, October 18, 2010

Jennie Creasey, Lindee Burns, Jason Polk, and Becca Lobel

Four members of the Jewish Family Service Senior Solutions Department recently attended the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work’s kick off for their year long celebration of their 80th anniversary – a day-long symposium titled Healthy Aging: National and Local Perspectives.

Jennie Creasey, MSW (’97), LCSW was invited by the school to be on the planning committee for the day’s event. Also in attendance were Becca Lobel, Senior Solutions volunteer outreach coordinator, Lindee Burns, Senior Solutions MSW intern from Colorado State University, and Jason Polk, Senior Solutions MSW intern from Newman University.

The morning of the symposium focused on national perspectives. Dr. Corinne Rieder, executive director of the John A. Hartford Foundation, spoke on America’s Aging Society: Social Work’s Unique Contribution. Then, Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell, faculty member of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, spoke on Maximizing the Productive Engagement of an Aging Society.

The afternoon breakout sessions led by local professionals addressed some of the most cutting-edge issues facing practitioners and students today in the field of aging. Some of the topics included: ethical issues, aging at home, exercise, and spirituality.

Jennie shared, “Being part of the planning committee and attending the event were opportunities that enable us to experience the work we do on a daily basis set into a broader context. The informative content of the day both affirmed the invaluable work of Jewish Family Service’s Senior Solutions department and inspired us to carry on!”

-Alaina Green and Kari Alpen, JFS Marketing Department

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Heard It Through The Grapevine?

Friday, October 15, 2010


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Jewish Disabilities Network Teams up with Denver Jewish Day School for Sukkot Celebration

Friday, October 08, 2010

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Colorado Nonprofit Association Fall Conference and Exhibition

Monday, October 04, 2010

Last Thursday and Friday, Kari Alpen, Linda Perez, and Alaina Green staffed the JFS and SHALOM Denver booth at the Colorado Nonprofit Association Fall Conference and Exhibition at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown Denver.

The exhibit hall was packed with nonprofit, business, and foundation exhibitors. Attendees found new ways to save money on products they're already buying, learned about new services just for nonprofits, and got to know the people they do business with. In addition, many expert presenters offered a huge selection of workshops, featuring innovative new ideas and practical strategies people can put to work in their organization.

At our booth, participants had fun playing our Plinko game to win JFS-branded prizes including full size chocolate bars, chapstick, hand sanitizer, pens, and notepads. We enjoyed meeting people and telling them about the services we provide and how we can help each other!

Check out a video below of a very enthusiastic Plinko player, Scott Mitchell of Vehicles for Charity!

-Alaina Green and Kari Alpen, JFS Marketing Department 

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Living Well in Edgewater

Friday, September 24, 2010
Alison and Claire 

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Party with a Purpose!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Last Saturday, Marion Goldstein, a JFS volunteer and part-time employee, celebrated her 70th birthday. Marion shares her birthday with her daughter-in-law, Amy, so they threw a party together at the Great Northern Tavern.  Instead of gifts, they asked their guests to bring food for the Weinberg Food Pantry. The attendees of the party donated 110 lbs of food, as well as money and gift cards! And if you know Marion, you will not be surprised to learn that Marion made all the desserts. Thank you to Marion, Amy, and all the guests for helping out the Food Pantry in this fun, creative way!

Collecting food for the Pantry is
an easy way to support JFS and can be done in a variety of ways such as at a birthday party or other celebration. For more information, please contact David Rabb, Weinberg Food Pantry manager at (303) 597.5000 x359. 

-Alaina Green and Kari Alpen, JFS Marketing Department

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Donate Food to the Weinberg Food Pantry for the High Holy Days!

Friday, September 03, 2010

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Speed Racers and Football Fans!

Friday, August 27, 2010


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