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“Staff Tips and Strategies” and a drawing of a family in green

Author: Alison Axelrod, MSW, Employment Specialist Diversity in the workplace benefits employees, employers and society as a whole. With today’s technological advances and better understanding of the special needs of workers with disabilities, providing accommodations for deaf or hard of hearing employees doesn’t need to be difficult. Below are some simple things to keep in […]

Written By: Marlene Schooler, JSSA Hospice and Transitions Volunteer Imagine a single physical therapy prescription that treated malaise, depression, melancholy and loneliness.  “Interact with one cold nose, four paws and a wagging tail once a week.” Even the most needy of cases would look forward to their weekly treatment by a non-judgmental friend. A few […]

 Silvana Quiroz and Néstor Bravo interview Employment Development Specialist Marta Bohorquez on Buenos Días D.C.  Watch The Show (in Spanish) English Translation: Silvana: Hello, let me introduce her. You may already know her as she visited us just a few weeks ago. Her name is Marta Bohorquez. She works with an organization that helps people with disabilities. […]

JSSA uses iPods for its Music and Memory program

JSSA Hospice is delighted to announce that it has recently been certified as a Music and Memory site. JSSA staff have been trained to bring personalized music to our patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, which has been shown to not only provide an enjoyable activity but increases cooperation and attention, reduces agitation, and enhances engagement. […]

“Staff Tips and Strategies” and a drawing of a family in green

Author: Heidi Cohen, LCSW-C, Child and Family Services Technology today is often our children’s life line to social interactions. Social networking can be a wonderful tool for individuals to share stories, connect with friends and network. However, social networking can also lead to serious issues such as cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a growing threat to our […]

Marta Bohorquez speaks about her work as a specialized employment development specialist. English Translation Marta Bohorquez, originally from Ecuador, is becoming prominent figure for her dedicated service to the community, specifically to people with disabilities. “The door opened up for me to work with people with disabilities, and I took it. I loved it and that opened my eyes […]

Angelica Ponce, a JSSA specialized employment client, speaks about finding a job. English Translation “I had spinal cord injury. I thought I would never be able to walk again. I was in intensive therapy for three years. Then I had to use a walker to walk until I was finally able to walk. When you are injured […]

“Staff Tips and Strategies” and a drawing of a family in green

Author: JSSA Child and Family Services For some children and teens with special needs, there is often only one thing that motivates them…videogames. In fact, I’ve heard from many parents who feel that electronics, in particular videogames, have become such a big part of their child’s life that it seems to be almost all consuming. […]

By Harriett Edleson For Roland Dion, 81, who lives on the eastern edge of San Diego, being isolated in a place where the car rules is all too real a possibility. Read the full article  

Host Mindy Felinton “Hello and welcome to Senior Solutions, where we bring you topics affecting seniors and their loved ones. I’m your host Mindy Felinton. Some of you have probably heard about hospice, and those of you who haven’t, you are going to learn a lot today about that. For those of you who have heard about […]

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