JFS Village by the Shore Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Village by the Shore Fall/Winter 2016

Village Update

Village by the Shore Partners with Katz JCC Offering Joint Programming, Events come & Exclusive Discounts


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illage by the Shore is excited coming together to offer community ins, three hours of care coordination, to announce a partnership with members a discounted rate for access to reliable, vetted Service the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish services. Members can save $70 ato offer Partners and more. JCC benefits Community Center include access to (JCC). In Spring the fitness center, 2016, the Village and pool, more than JCC began offering 80 free group $20 OFF $50 OFF joint programming exercise classes, Village by JCC such as the monthly and discounts on the Shore Membership! Coffee Klatch, a lively events, concerts, film Membership! when you join both discussion about festivals, performing politics, technology, arts series, lectures world events and and more. year ($20 off a Village membership more. Village by the Shore609.822.1109 members or villagejfs@jfsatlantic.org 609.822.1167 or frontdesk@jccatlantic.org & $50 off a JCC membership) when “We are excited to expand our were also able to attend JCC classes such as Chi Kung, Hatha Yoga, they purchase annual memberships partnership with the JCC to offer our members benefits they both Fun Fitness for all and more, free for both. want and need,” said Tina Serota, of charge. Village by the Shore offers a unique Director of Village by the Shore. Offering dual programming was the concierge style of serving members. “We will continue to listen to our first step in this partnership. The One call offers an easy “one-stop” members and add additional second phase of this joint venture shopping experience with access benefits, programming and services was an exclusive offer for both Village and referrals to high-quality preferred to enhance the Village membership.” service INCLUDE: providers, specialists and INCLUDE: and JCC members. They would each BENEFITS VILLAGE JCC BENEFITS A Village by the Shore annual • Fitness Center • Lunch Around Town social services. Village benefits include receive a free month membership to • Pool • Transportation membership is $180 for an individual Lunch Around Town, transportation, either Village or JCC, whichever one Discounts • Group Exercise Classes • Exclusive • Discounts art on Events, or $360 for a household membership. • Ceramics Classes exclusive discounts, multimedia they were not already a member. Concerts, Film Festivals, • Trash Valet The JCC offers a variety of annual classes, in-home Now, as this partnership continues Arts Series, • Season Home Check-in trash valet, free Performing Lectures and more! • Coffee Klatch to progress, the Village and JCC are food shopping service, home check- membership options based on needs such as single parent, family membership, senior single, senior couple, etc. 2 Boomer Spotlight: Connecting with Grandkids



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I I P rogram Spotlight: Grocery Assistance I Member Spotlight


To take advantage of this special joint offer, please contact Village by the Shore at 609-822-1109 or villagejfs@jfsatlantic.org.

Boomer Spotlight

Program Spotlight

How to Connect with Your Grandchildren

Grocery Delivery & Shopping



having great experiences? Below is a list of places in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region that are great for a day out with the grandchildren.

oday’s grandparents play a much different role in their grandchildren’s lives compared to a generation ago. From picking up children from school to attending their sporting events, grandparents are increasingly becoming more active in the day-to-day lives of their grandchildren. According to Legacy Project, 25% of grandparents provide regular day care for their grandchildren.

• Local libraries – many host story hours, Lego groups and more

• Indoor Activities – Open Gym (Bright Stars), Sahara Sams

• Zoos – Cape Philadelphia Zoo

• Sporting Events

According to an AARP survey, the top five activities grandparents say they do with their grandchildren are: eating together, watching TV or playing on the computer, staying overnight, shopping for clothes or engaging in exercise/sports.

• Aquariums – Atlantic City Aquarium, Adventure Aquarium, Camden

With grandparents spending more time with their grandchildren, there are always questions of what to do to keep the kids busy while enjoying quality time together. A good place to start is by thinking of activities you used to do with your parents or grandparents. This is an excellent way to introduce your grandchildren to your favorite past times while passing down a piece of your roots and who you are. You never know, it may become one of their favorite activities! Want to have new and meaningful experiences with your grandchildren? Interested in taking them on adventures and



• Museums – Jersey Shore Children’s Museum, The Franklin Institute, Please Touch Museum, Cape May Science Center • Playgrounds

• Theater/Musicals/Shows –high school theatre productions can be great for kids of all ages • Attractions such as Lucy the Elephant, Absecon Lighthouse, Battleship New Jersey, the Boardwalk, Storybook Land, Wheaton Village, Smithville, Gardener’s Basin

Not all fun activities need to be an adventurous or a costly trip. Spending time in the home, getting to know each other is just as important. Here are some great at home activities to do with your grandchildren: • Cook/Bake (share your favorite recipe) • Read • Puzzles

• Play board games

grocery items of their choice, allowing them to live a healthier, more fulfilling life.”

s shopping too difficult? Would you rather skip going out during bad weather? Do you have difficulty reaching or carrying needed items? Whatever the reason may be, a Village by the Shore membership can offer you the convenience and luxury of grocery assistance. With a quick visit from a volunteer, you can receive the wonderful benefit of grocery assistance. JFS volunteers will work within your schedule to ensure you have your groceries in a timely manner. Grocery assistance is not only convenient but also helps members plan ahead for nutritious meals. A volunteer will come to your house and assist you with your grocery list, making it customizable to your needs and wants. After completing your list, the volunteer will place your grocery order online. Once your order is ready (typically within a day or two) another volunteer will pick up the groceries from the store, deliver them to your home and unload and put away your purchases.

Anna Feldman provides grocery assistance through the James Klinghoffer Nursing & Nutrition Program, a service of Village by the Shore.

Members also have access to Village by the Shore Nurse Educator, Maggie Weaver, who helps to create specialized diets and meal plans for members with health concerns such as diabetes, high cholesterol and more. Additionally, online grocery ordering is provided by Shoprite from Home, which typically charges a $17 fee for this service. This fee is waived for Village members as it is part of the membership benefits (includes two orders per month, any additional orders will be charged the $17 fee). In addition to grocery assistance, Village by the Shore also offers Kosher Meals on Wheels for those who follow Kosher dietary guidelines.

“It is a rewarding experience being a grocery shopping and delivery volunteer,” said a volunteer. “It is wonderful knowing that I am helping Village members have access to the

For more information about grocery assistance and shopping or to learn about other Village benefits, visit jfsvillagebytheshore.org or call 609-822-1109.

• Have a catch or play another sport outside • Take a walk and have a pleasant conversation

• Garden • Look at old photos or watch home movies

• Create art – draw/paint

Whether you are going out or staying in, the activities that you do with your grandchildren can strengthen your relationship and create long-lasting memories. It is important for these activities to be fun but also educational, whether they are learning something new about the world, history, or your personal interests.



Grocery delivery


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Contact Eileen Dillon at 609-822-1108 x249 edillon@jfsatlantic.org

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Upcoming Events Chi Kung* Thursdays in November 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Slow, gentle movements, mental concentration to enhance overall wellness.Benefits include: better balance, reduced stress, lower blood pressure, relief from joint discomfort, improved respiration, circulation and digestion. Suited for everyone!

Lunch Around Town Wednesday, November 9th 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Calling all JFS Village members, volunteers, friends, and neighbors! Join us for our monthly Lunch Around Town at Vagabond’s in A.C. Support our local restaurants while relaxing over lunch with old friends and new.

Mindfulness Stretch* Fridays in November 10:45 am-11:45 am Stretching and mindfulness meditation. Suited for everyone. Bring a yoga mat & water bottle.

Fun Fitness for All Mondays in November 11:45 am-12:45 pm

Stretch & strengthen while having fun with your friends and neighbors. Focus on proper body mechanics, alignment & breathing.

Special Events Coffee Klatch: Current Events Beyond the Headlines Friday, November 11th 10:30 am-12:00 pm Your world in 60 minutes. Insightful, animated, fast paced conversation w/friends. Enjoy refreshments while talking politics, technology, world events, the arts, religion, and more! Moderated by Tina Serota, Director of JFS Village by the Shore and Josh Cutler, JCC Program Director.

Fire Up Your Feet Walking Club Wednesdays in November 9:15 am-10:15 am Enjoy the beautiful ocean air and scenery with your friends & neighbors while learning the proper body mechanics of walking. Proper foot, hip, & shoulder alignment are essential to good health. Plan to walk on the beach. As weather cools we will walk on the boardwalk.

Hatha Yoga* Mondays 8:00 am-9:00 am Wednesdays 10:30 am-11:30 am Thursdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm (No class November 24th)

Gentle flow incorporating breathing techniques, meditation, guided visualization, relaxation, etc. Bring yoga mat & water bottle.

Memoir Writing Tuesdays in November 10:30 am-11:30 am Each life is a compilation of tales, a novel waiting to be written. From the wildly exciting to the dull and mundane stories that make up a lifetime of adventures. Join us on an archaeological dig through your past as you learn the craft of everyday people telling their stories. Share your past with future generations. Bring your pencils, pens and writing tablets!

Brunch and Learn Friday, November 18th 10:30 am JFS Village by the Shore Members: Come to the JCC, and pay JCC member prices, for engaging speakers and entertaining documentary films on topics including Judaism, Israel, and more! A delicious brunch will be served.

Needlework with Friends Thursdays in November (No class November 24th) 10:00 am-11:30 am Calling all “knitters”, “crocheters”, “needlepointers”, “quilters” and “cross stitchers”! Bring your needles, hooks, yarn, fabrics and your latest project to our Needlework Circle.

JFS Card Party Raises $10,000


early 100 attendees gathered for an afternoon of fun games such as Bridge, Canasta and Mah Jong, as well as vendors, food and prizes during the 3rd Annual JFS Card Party, held on August 18, 2016 at Harbor Pines Golf Club. With many auction baskets and door prizes, many people went home with fantastic items such as restaurant and retail gift cards, spa gift certificates, snacks and goodies, signed sports memorabilia, tickets to local attractions and more. The Card Party also featured a silent auction, with attendees bidding on items such as wine and liquor baskets, getaways to Atlantic City casino hotels, fitness memberships and more. Retail vendors 3 Girls Gifts, Hope Jewels, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Sabai Soap Company, St. John Knits and Thirty-One Gifts showcased their fabulous items. Representatives from Hafetz & Associates and CarePatrol were on site to provide information about their services. Hors d’oeuvres, a buffet lunch and wonderful door prizes added to the activities and overall fun of the day. With the generous support of sponsors, the Gurwicz family, Susan & Rob Lang, Visiting Angels, Barbara & Doug Groff, Rachel & David Ludwig, Golda & Martin Wood and the Rothman Institute, the Card Party raised $10,000 of vital funds for Village by the Shore.

29th Annual JFS House Tour Raises More Than $55,000.


rom new construction with spectacular views to a home featuring collectibles from all over the world, the 29th Annual House Tour offered nearly 800 attendees an exclusive look inside seven Downbeach homes on August 1, 2016. Guests, once again, received a complimentary lunch sponsored by Oasis Property Group. The tour also included extra features including pretzels from Allstate/David Lieberman Financial Services and a great retail shopping experience from St. John Knits. Trade experts offered attendees creative insight, design concepts, and information about the homes. This year, JFS had more than 100 volunteers dedicate their day to help make the event a success. The annual event raised $55,500 for Village by the Shore. The House Tour committee encourages suggestions for homes to feature as well as new volunteers. The 30th Annual House Tour is scheduled for August 7, 2017. If you would like to find out more information about JFS or ways to get involved, call 609-822-1108 or visit www.jfsatlantic.org.

Nearly 800 attendees enjoyed an exclusive tour through seven Downbeach homes during the JFS House Tour on August 1st.

Nearly 100 attendees enjoyed vendors, food and prizes during the 3rd Annual JFS Village by the Shore Card Party.

More than 90 guests purchased a VIP ticket, which provided door-to-door transportation on a Jitney and fast entry into the homes during the House Tour on August 1st.

Pictured (front row left to right) Bonnie Gurwicz, Dianne Hamson, Susan Mayer, (back row left to right) Martha Moskowitz and Ilene Daniels play Mah Jong during the Card Party.

Additional programming may be added. Keep up-to-date on all events and programs, visit www.jfsvillagebytheshore.org. *Event is free for Village & JCC members. Non-member fee is $20 for JCC day pass.

All events will take place at the Jewish Community Center, 501 North Jerome Avenue, Margate unless otherwise specified. All participants must check in at the JCC front desk prior to start of class. For more information or to register, contact: Tina Serota, Director Village by the Shore 609-822-1109 • tserota@jfsatlantic.org


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Neighbors Helping Neighbors From Volunteer to Member


ylvia and David Guralnik are active community members with involvement with Hadassah, ORT and Beth El. The couple volunteered with JFS to help with transportation, friendly visits and food pantry. After years of helping others, the Guralniks needed assistance. In March 2016, Sylvia missed a step and fell, breaking her hip. David immediately called Village by the Shore. He had never cooked, shopped or even done the laundry himself. “My first priority was getting Dave fed,” said Sylvia. “Because we had volunteered at JFS, we were comfortable calling. That call saved us!” Dave began receiving Kosher Meals on Wheels (entrée, soup, fruit, dessert and bread) seven days a week. Once the meals were organized, Dave needed help to fix the steps to ensure everyone’s safety. Village by the Shore referred a trusted Service Partner who replaced the steps with a ramp to the exact specifications of Sylvia’s walker. Not only was Richard Swanson Home Repair a vetted and reliable Server Partner but he also offers a discount to Village members. Every month, Village members receive an updated list of vetted local businesses.

Member Discounts


ervice Partners are local business and community organizations who partner with JFS to offer a variety of reliable, trustworthy and quality services to Village members. Service Partners are part of a woven network of providers referred directly to members by JFS care coordinators, dispatchers and volunteers. Service Partner categories range from home health services to home repair to restaurants. Village by the Shore aims to provide a wide array of service partner affiliations to suit members’ individual needs. By providing special discounts and offers, Service Partners are a top choice for Village members. Right At Home (609) 788-8236 • www.rahnjshore.com In home care and assistance: Village members receive a special discounted rate.

“In the middle of the hot summer, our air condition broke down. We called Clay’s Climate Control from the Village Service Partner list and they came out the same day and repaired it,” said Dave. “They even called to check the next day to ensure we were satisfied. Both Service Partners did an excellent job. It is a marvelous thing the Village offers.”

Gotta Go...Let Us Know. (609) 442-5150 Free initial consultation plus discounts based on member needs.

After some time in rehab, Sylvia returned home and the couple doubled their Kosher Meals on Wheels order. Once she was able to prepare meals herself, Sylvia and Dave began using transportation weekly to Shoprite. “We get picked up at our front door and dropped off at the store entrance. When the driver takes us home, he even brings all the bags in the house for us,” explained Sylvia.

Richard Swanson Home Repairs, Handyman & Repair Management (609)335-9287 • richswanson@comcast.net Members 65+ receive 25% discount on hourly rate. Members 50-64 receive 15% discount on hourly rate.

Looking forward to the winter months, the Guralniks plan on utilizing the agency’s Grocery Shopping & Delivery program in which a Village volunteer comes to your home with a laptop and assists with online grocery ordering and payment. The following day, a volunteer will deliver the order and help put the groceries away. The Guralniks are the perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. They spent years giving their time to help others and now community members are providing them the same support,” explained Village by the Shore Director, Tina Serota. As Village members, the Guralniks also receive complementary trash valet. A volunteer comes every week to take the trash to the curb and return the cans empty to their home. “When we needed JFS the most, they were there,” said Dave. “We appreciate everything. It means so much!”

Gilchrist Downbeach Restaurant (609) 449-8679 Open 7 days a week from 6:30am-2:00pm for breakfast and lunch, the restaurant offers Village members a 15% discount (with Village ID card). Lincoln Medical Supply (609) 641-4050 w w w . l i n c o l n m e d i c a l s u p p l y. c o m Offering solutions for independent living. Village members receive a 10% discount on non-insurance billable items.

Village by the Shore 609.822.1109 villagejfs@jfsatlantic.org 607 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402 jfsvillagebytheshore.org

JFS is an affiliate agency of the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and a partner agency with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County.