Helping Seniors During the Holiday Season

In my line of work I am always helping seniors, it’s why I know that it is often this joyous time of year that is the hardest for many. In the coming months many religions and cultures celebrate holidays. Magazines, social media and TV advertisements start their yearly campaigns of announcing the upcoming holidays showing

Why I’m including JFS in my Will, and Why You Should Too.

By James Ellenbogen As someone who has donated to organizations like Jewish Family Service for as long as I can remember I have always been proud to support the good work they do. Each year I’m investing in the people and the programs that support the community I live in. My history with JFS started

Robert H. Spitz Foundation Grant Awarded to JFSNEPA

Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania was one of the recent recipients of a grant from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation for the 2018 grant cycle.  The grant in the amount of $10,000 will assist with General Operating Support for the organization.  Grants from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation are administered by the Scranton Area

New Year, New You, No Way!

Happy New Year! The calendar has once again turned over to a brand new year and that has everyone thinking, new ME!  New Year, New You, Right? January is that special time of year when product advertising reminds us that another year has passed and you’re still imperfect. You’re too fat, you’re too poor and

What Does it Mean to be Emotionally Strong?

I have heard it said many times when people discuss being emotionally strong, “I can’t cry”, “I have to be strong”, “I have to do this by myself” Or “I have to “man-up.”  While reflecting on the idea of being “strong”. In the movie the Wizard of Oz the Lion was called cowardly due to

Volunteering and How Doing Good is Good for You

Volunteering and Community Impact One of the better known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. According to the Cooperation for National and Community Service about 64.5 million Americans, or 26.5 percent of the adult population gave 7.9 billion hours of volunteer

Enjoying Change

“Anything that involves a change creates a transition.” Life changes, or transitions, are a natural part of life and can occur with or without our knowledge. Changes can be planned such as getting married, having children, buying or selling a home, and divorce or retirement. Life changes can occur with out being expected such as