In preparing for the Milk and Honey Farm at the J (Boulder JCC), Becca Weaver and Rachael Brody recently approached Boulder JFS about how to involve older adults.
The idea of having residents of a retirement community paint signs for the vegetable garden sprouted! As a result, Ingrid Swords, Boulder JFS volunteer coordinator, invited residents of Golden West to an afternoon of creativity.
The older adults painted signs representing the foods of various Jewish holidays and a lively time was had by all. It was an afternoon of fun, learning, and community that the residents, Ingrid, and Rachael thoroughly enjoyed. Ingrid said, “It was so much fun, I could hardly believe I was working!”
Later in the summer, stop by the Milk and Honey Farm at the J and enjoy the beautiful signs made by these creative older adults.
Founded more than 150 years ago, we currently offer more than 30 programs and services, including food security, housing stability, mental health counseling, aging care, employment support, and disability services. JFS takes a holistic approach, assessing the various needs of the individual or family and provides the appropriate services all from one organization.
JFS serves everyone regardless of race, faith, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
JEWISHcolorado Board Chair Rob Kaufmann and Interim President and CEO Renée Rockford were among 30 Federation leaders representing communities across the United States and Canada who took part in an extraordinary, 24-hour visit to Israel to express their concerns with Israeli leaders on the proposed judicial reforms and to convey the implications these changes will have on the North American Jewish community.
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