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Senior Choice at Home Frequently Asked Questions and Statements – Part 1

Ever since the Senior Choice at Home (SCAH) program started in 2011, many excellent questions have been asked, and statements shared, by individuals who were exploring the program for themselves, family members or clients (i.e., attorneys). Since people in like situations may have similar thoughts, we thought it would be beneficial to share some of these questions and statements, along with our responses, with you. Do you have any experience providing care yet?We have provided thousands of hours of service to our members. Many of the services that we are presently providing are temporary in nature while our members recover [&hellip
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Posted on 8, February 2019

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Guest Speaker Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz featured at Jewish Senior Services Spring Luncheon

Leticia Moreinos Schwartz, will be the featured guest at Jewish Senior Services Women’s Auxiliary Annual Spring Luncheon and Boutique on May 6 at The Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut. Schwartz is a chef, healthy lifestyle expert and author. The event is co-chaired by Rachael Diamond of Fairfield, Kate Fierman of Fairfield and Martha Zuckman of Southport. Schwartz is a cookbook author, TV host, food stylist and blogger who is passionate about food and cooking, health and fitness, and culture and travel. Born and raised in Brazil, Leticia moved to New York in 1997, where she studied Culinary and Pastry Arts at [&hellip
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Posted on 6, February 2019

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Charitable Giving Tips For End Of Year Donations

What to do in order to ensure you can claim a charitable deduction for 2018: For donations of cash (including checks), your donation must be either postmarked or personally delivered on or before Dec. 31.  For donations of stock, your stock must be transferred out of your account on or before Dec. 31. For donations via credit card, your credit card donation must be processed on or before Dec. 31. * Note, if you are 70 ½ or older you can distribute up to $100,000 from your IRA directly, tax-free. The potential tax savings is available to both those who [&hellip
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Posted on 10, December 2018

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The Blue Card trains medical professionals in Bridgeport in trauma care for Holocaust survivors

By Stacey Dresner The Blue Card trains medical professionals in Bridgeport in trauma care for Holocaust survivors BRIDGEPORT – You may not have heard of The Blue Card. In fact, most people may not be familiar with the New York-based organization, which provides financial and other forms of aid to needy Holocaust survivors. But last week representatives from The Blue Card came to Connecticut to lead special trauma-care training for staff of Jewish Senior Services (JSS) in Bridgeport that focused on caring for local Holocaust survivors. More than 50 JSS employees, as well as staff from the Elaine and James [&hellip
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Posted on 6, December 2018

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Planning Ahead: Transportation Options for When One No Longer Drives

One of the most challenging things for older adults is to give up their car keys. They are not just losing their ability to drive. They can feel as if they are losing their ability to be an active member of the community, see their friends when and if they want to, go shopping when they need to and schedule appointments with their doctors when they have to. Many of you may have dealt with their angst at needing to let go of that sense of freedom and independence and have felt their anguish. They experience a deep sense of [&hellip
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Posted on 3, July 2018

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