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December 2018
What is JFS Healthy Aging?

JFS Health Aging is a partnership between JFS, CJP and Metrowest synagogues to enhance the lives of older adults in our community through health and wellness programs.  Learn more about opportunities JFS can provide for you and your family. 

Call JFS at (508)875-3100 for more information.

In This Feature
  • Volunteering Benefits
  • JFS Warm Connections Friendly Visitor Program
  • Healthy Aging Summer Exercise Class starts December 5th 1:00-2:00
  • Patient Navigator Training December 12th 9:00-3:00

  • Memory Cafe - Thursday December 20th  10:30-12:00
  • December is National Human Rights Month
"Volunteering  among seniors has been linked to improved quality of life, stronger social networks, increased levels of physical activity and lower mortality rates. ... 
Volunteerism contributes to healthy aging by enhancing life satisfaction and well-being, sense of purpose, self-confidence and personal growth."
Opportunities To Volunteer: 
Become A Warm Connector Volunteer and/or Patient Navigator Volunteer
Opportunities To Stay Active In The Community: 
Exercise Class and Memory Cafe 

December is  National Human Rights Month


National Human Rights Month - December
December recognizes National Human Rights Month. This month and every month to follow, everyone in the United States is encouraged to come together and stand up for equality, justice, and the dignity of all humans. December is a time to honor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international document stating the fundamental rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. These rights include freedom from discrimination, the right to equality, and the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.
"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small they they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."
-Eleanor Roosevelt
Use #NationalHumanRights and #HumanRights to post on social media. Spread the word about the importance of treating everyone around us with respect, dignity, and kindness no matter their gender, age, race, political views, or social status. National Human Rights Month is about acknowledging that people are people, plain and simple. If we take the time to learn about other cultures, we will begin to see things from their perspective and be able to better understand them as real people. This month, we are all challenged to learn more about a specific culture (or several) that may make us uneasy or hesitant. Give yourself a little history lesson and chances are, you'll change your preconceived notion about that particular group of people.
In our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Human Rights Month.
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For more information please contact Abrielle Salloway, LCSW, Program Specialist for Healthy Aging Programs at 508-875-3100 x360 or email at asalloway@jfsmw.org
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