Groups

JFS provides a variety of support groups for all ages, facilitated by JFS clinical staff. 
Groups are held via Zoom, phone, or in-person located at 184 Washington Ave Ext, Albany NY 12203.

Summer 2021 JFS Support Groups

Group Topic: Weekly on: Dates: Time: Group Description:
Night Owls Tuesdays June 22 – July 13 3:00pm- 3:45pm Meet fellow night owls and discuss pre-sleep relaxing activities that calm the mind.
Reading Club Thursdays June 24 – July 15 3:00pm- 3:45pm Bring your book recommendations and share interesting articles. Smaller sized group and adaptations will be provided by OTs.
Living Alone, Together Thursdays June 24 – July 22 11:30am – 12:30pm Support & information sharing for those who live alone (whether by choice, loss of their roommate/partner, parent whose child has moved out, etc.) 
Parenting Support
(In-Person)
Wednesdays June 30 – Aug 11 (skip July 14) 12:00pm – 1:00pm Support for parents and caregivers with day-to-day parenting challenges, encouraging open communication and healthy family dynamics.
Teen Talk Mondays July 19 – Aug 23 4:00pm – 4:45pm Support group for pre-teens and teens on a variety of topics, including self-esteem, stress, anxiety, relationships, and communication.
Missing My Other Half Wednesdays July 28 – Sept 1 1:00pm – 2:00pm Support for those who are grieving the death of a spouse or partner.
Grief & Loss Support Wednesdays July 28 – Sept 1 3:00pm – 4:00pm Support for anyone who is grieving the death of a family member or friend.
Pastime Partners: “Keep on Singing” Mondays July 26 – Aug 16 1:30pm – 2:15pm Smaller sized singing group with technical support and adaptations provided, as needed.
Pastime Partners: “Beginners Yiddish Schmooze Time” Tuesdays July 27 – Aug 17 1:45pm – 2:30pm Smaller sized group reviewing basic Yiddish phrases, with technical support and adaptations provided, as needed.
Night Owls Tuesdays July 27 – Aug 17 3:00pm – 3:45pm Meet fellow night owls and discuss pre-sleep relaxing activities that calm the mind.
Reading Club Wednesdays July 28 – Aug 18 1:30pm – 2:15pm Bring your book recommendations and share interesting articles. Smaller sized group and adaptations will be provided by OTs.
Pastime Partners: “Creating Art Together”  Wednesdays July 28 – Aug 18 3:00pm – 4:00pm Explore artistic mediums, including fine arts, mosaics, music, and more! No experience needed. We will  be creative together. Adapted for zoom and phone settings. 
Coming Up for Air Tuesdays Oct 5 – Nov 9th 4:30pm – 5:30pm Support for older adults and will address staying connected and coping during this difficult time, maintaining safety in our homes, preserving healthy habits and self-care.

TO JOIN
If you would like to participate, please complete the following prior to the group’s start date:

  1. JFS Application for Services – to be completed online
  2. General Release Form – please complete and email back to us
  3. Telemental Health Consent Form – please complete and email back to us
  4. Clinical Services Payment Site – $10 per weekly session suggested donation

For more information on our Support Groups, please call 518-516-1126 or Schedule a Free Consult

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