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CARING FOR CAREGIVERS

Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Donna*, an only child in her late fifties, suspected that her mother’s Alzheimer’s was progressing. Her mom, a widow living alone in Bronxville, seemed increasingly confused when they spoke on the phone, plus Donna, who lived and worked in Las Vegas, was starting to receive phone calls from concerned neighbors.

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Helping Students in Need: WJCS 2018 Back to School Backpack Drive

Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Summer is almost over, and with the end of the season comes the excitement of heading back to school! Thousands of families across Westchester are excited for the start of the school year, but there are many families who have trouble affording school supplies - which can make for an overwhelming and less exciting back to school experience.

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GIRL POWER: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!

Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Celebrating Summer: WJCS Wiener Academy kicked off its annual six-week summer academy on July 6th with this year’s theme being “Girl Power: Follow Your Dreams.” While the program will end on August 6th, the campers, ages 9 -13, will long be inspired by their participation in this program.

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WJCS Gala 2019 Set for April 2

Published: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Save the Date for Gala 2019! Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase NY Proud to announce WJCS will be honoring: Neil Sandler & Roy Stillman Gala event chairs: Linda Plattus & Nina Ross More details coming soon! For more information please contact: Susan Lewen Chief Development Officer (914) 761-0600 x2219 [email protected] ... Read More »

VOLUNTEERING IN WESTCHESTER: An Antidote to Loneliness

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018

It’s probably not a coincidence that July, a month that launches with Independence Day celebrations and is, for many people, filled with carefree summer socializing, has three national days devoted to countering loneliness.

 

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Now What? 6 Steps After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Has your loved one been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

If so, all of a sudden, you probably have a lot on your plate…. Maybe you have been putting off making financial and legal plans for the future. Perhaps you are rethinking your living situation.

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SPEAKING OF SUICIDE: What Parents Need to Know

Published: Friday, June 15, 2018

With the start of the second season of the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” upon us, plus the recent deaths by suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, the topic of suicide is sadly top of mind.

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COMPEER: Promoting Mental Health Through Meaningful Friendships

Published: Friday, June 8, 2018

Too often people who experience mental health challenges feel isolated and alone, without a community of peers or friends. WJCS’ Compeer program addresses this issue by bringing together volunteers and those challenged by mental health issues in a supportive, one-to-one friendship and mentoring relationship.

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