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March 01, 2012 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-03-01

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Vote To Help JFS
Win $250,000

ewish Family Service's
Project Build! program, win-
ner of the January Aprons
in Action contest, the Home Depot
Foundation's yearlong Facebook vot-
ing program, will compete against 10
other monthly winners for $250,000 in
the final round of the contest.
Voting begins March 1 and runs
through noon March 31 at www.
The organization with the most votes
at the end of the month will win the
$250,000 grand prize. Organizations
with the second and third most votes
will receive $150,000 and $100,000
from the foundation.
In March, JFS is competing against
these finalists: Great Falls Children's
Receiving Home, Great Falls, Mont.;
Ronald McDonald House of Detroit;
Jerusalem House, Atlanta; New
Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity;
Northwest Hospital Foundation,
Seattle; Taylor VFW Post #4422,
Taylor, Mich.; Midwest Shelter for
Homeless Veterans, Wheaton, Ill.;
Utah State Veterans Home, Salt Lake


"If you can't be at home, Regent Street is the next
best thing." - Seena Rubin, resident

ink BUILD!

City; Lifebuilders of Detroit; and the
Veterans Guest House of Reno, Nev.
"Winning $25,000 from the Home
Depot during the first round of Aprons
in Action was such an honor, and we
are so thankful for the recognition:'
said Perry Ohren, CEO of JFS.
Project Build! is a JFS program
in partnership with the Building
Industry Association of Southeastern
Michigan that allows older adults, peo-
ple with disabilities and low-income
individuals and families to live in safe,
functional and barrier-free homes. To
date, more than 40 local businesses
have participated in 15 projects.
On Monday, March 5, JFS is having
a Rally/Postathon from 4-9 p.m. at
the Library-Pub in West Bloomfield to
kickoff the Facebook voting campaign.
to win $250,000. The goal is to have
people come out and post on their
Facebook pages (many laptops will
be set up) and to call or text friends
to raise awareness of the campaign.
To attend the rally, contact Michelle
Malamis at (248) 982-5375 or
mmalamis@jfsdetroit.org . ❑

Who To Turn To?

JFS' ElderCare will help find answers.


An American

4460 Orchard Lake Rd West Bfoorrtfield, M 48323


611 today to schedule FREE lunch

and tour: (248) 683-1010

'Ask about our dedicated Memory Care Unit


March 1 2012

hen we have a medical
problem we all know to
call the doctor. Have a
legal problem? Call your lawyer. But
when you're concerned about an older
adult, where do you turn?
Many decisions face older adults
and their families. When is it time to
start getting help at home? How can
I make my home safe as I age so I
never have to leave it? How do I choose
an assisted living community? What
things should I look for as we tour?
What sort of questions should we be
The geriatric care managers at
ElderCare Solutions of Michigan, a
division of Jewish Family Service,
answer these questions for older
adults and their families every day. As
advocates for older adults, these care
managers are expert at assessing and
meeting the needs of older adults and
their families. They provide advice
about next steps, recommend support-
ive services and act as eyes and ears
for family members who want to help
their parents have the best possible
quality of life but don't really know

how to make that happen.
To help community members
make informed decisions, ElderCare
Solutions of Michigan will hold a
four-part workshop series specifically
designed for older adults and their
families. Experts in their respective
fields will share their knowledge and
answer questions about the challeng-
ing aspects of aging:
• March 7, 10 a.m.-noon, "Innovative
Tools and Supportive Services for
• March 14, 10 a.m.-noon, "Dementia
Concerns ... Is It Time to Move?"
• March 21, 6-8 p.m.,"How to Pay
for Long-Term Care: Veterans Benefits,
Medicaid Planning, Medicare and
Long-Term Care Insurance'
• March 28, 6 - 8 p.m.,"Challenging
Conversations: Experts Discuss Steps
to Take When Concerns Arise'
Go to www.eldercaresolutionsofmi.
org/education to register, or call (248)
592-1944. The classes will be at JFS'
Orley Building, 6555 W. Maple Road,
West Bloomfield.
The fees are $10 per workshop; $30
for the series.

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