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Atlanta’s Jewish Contingent at the Pride Parade

ATLANTA – On Oct. 13-14, 2012, Atlanta’s Jewish Community will show it cares about equal rights when it comes together again this year for Atlanta Pride. A weekend of programs and activities aimed at showing support for and raising awareness about gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender (GLBT) people. Pride will culminate in a grand parade the second day. One of the largest Pride festivals in the country, about 300,000 people attended the parade last year to celebrate the GLBT community.

Rick Aranson wins Shubin Award

ATLANTA – Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) congratulates Chief Operating Officer Rick Aranson for receiving the Marilyn Shubin Professional Staff Development Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

NORC Gets Seniors Around Town

ATLANTA - Last fall, the Toco Hills NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) received a transportation grant that was awarded to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) New Freedom program to provide vouchers to older adults to assist them with trips to the doctor, social events, shopping or to visit friends and relatives. Eligible residents in the NORC, one of the largest concentrations of older adults in the Atlanta region, were able to receive vouchers for taxis and rides from JF&CS’ Alterman/JETS transportation at a cost of $5 for a round trip ride valued at $20. But while the voucher program has helped many of the seniors, a transportation service was still needed for taking groups of older adults to frequently requested locations.

 

Memory Screenings for Older Adults

ATLANTA -- May was Older Adults Month, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to focus on our elderly parents, spouses and selves. As the baby boomers around us age, it’s important to think about their health – physical, emotional and mental.

 

New Round-the-Clock Transportation for NORC Seniors

Older adults who live in the Toco Hills Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) now have a new way to access low-cost, efficient transportation.  Through a recently obtained transportation grant, the Toco Hills NORC has been able to introduce a series of transportation voucher programs for seniors.