Jewish Family Service receives $150,000 from NextFifty Initiative | Down the beach
MARGATE — Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties says the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore program has received a $150,000 grant from the NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based foundation that supports efforts to improve people’s lives older people and their caregivers.
The funding will allow JFS to continue to provide essential services, programs and events to community residents over the age of 50.
“We believe that seniors are an essential part of our communities and that it is important to provide all people with the opportunity to stay active and engaged as they age,” said Chandra Matthews, Director of Programs at NextFifty Initiative. “We are grateful for the work done by the Jewish Family Service to improve the quality of life for people aged 50 and over, and we are proud to support this and other efforts to help people age with dignity and purpose. »
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Nearly 200 village members, including 25 Holocaust survivors, rely on JFS to provide a range of programs and services, including care coordination, transportation, socializing events, grocery shopping and delivery, friendly recordings and more.