Groups

JFS is providing virtual groups for teens, adults and seniors. They are facilitated by JFS clinical staff.

Download a printable flyer of our winter 2021 groups.

TEEN TALK
An opportunity for teens to unload, whether regarding pandemic restrictions, the new normal, or general topics like relationships and esteem.
Facilitators: Gretta Hansing, MEd, MSW, LMSW and Shirly Tsur-Magen
Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
Register online here.

PARENTING SUPPORT
Join other parents and caregivers and get support with day-to-day parenting challenges or feeling stretched to the limit.
Facilitators: Tara Hempel, LCSW-R and Melissa Blok
Mondays, 8 – 9 p.m., 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Register online here.

CAREGIVER CONNECTIONS
This group will provide support and information sharing for the often-overwhelming job of being an informal family caregiver.
Facilitators: Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW, CAPS and Alyssa Tubbs
Tuesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Register online here.

COMING UP FOR AIR
A discussion group for older adults that will address staying connected and coping during this difficult time, maintaining safety in our homes, preserving healthy habits and self-care.
Facilitators: Clara Simon, MSW and Giovani Saldana
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Register online here.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT
This group provides support for those who are struggling with coping the death of a family member or friend.
Facilitators: Tara Hempel, LCSW-R and Clay Mewbourn
Thursdays, 12 – 1 p.m., 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
Register online here.

PANDEMIC SUPPORT
This group offers support for anyone who is struggling with the challenges and changes that have come with the pandemic.
Facilitators: Tara Hempel, LCSW-R and Rachel Robinson
Thursdays, 3 – 4 p.m., 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
Register online here.

(RE)DEVELOPING A BALANCED LIFE
Discussion on how to take control of our lives and our moods through selection of meaningful activities.
Facilitators: Nanette Brenner, OTR and Janette Cheung
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
Register online here.

See individual group registration links above, or please contact JFS at 518-482-8856 or info@jfsneny.org

Once you register, you will be emailed a link / phone number to join the group via Zoom. If you need one-on-one help accessing Zoom, please contact JFS.

FEES
JFS NENY Support Groups are free to join but to help offset costs, JFS asks for a suggested donation of $10 per session. Please use the secure form below for payment.