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  1. How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

    Starting preschool can be anxiety-provoking for toddlers, but parents can ease the transition…
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  2. Meet a JSSA Hospice Volunteer: Amanda B.

    Amanda B. started volunteering at JSSA in 2017. In her own words, she discusses her experience…
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    JSSA Hospice Volunteer, Montgomery County, MD: Amanda B
  3. JSSA’s Specialized Employment Services Featured on ABC7 News

    Evan Friedman, 30, offers employers a unique set of strengths and abilities. Like many of…
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    JSSA's Specialized Employment services featured on ABC7 News
  4. JSSA Thanks Volunteers with a “Mindful” Evening

    JSSA hosted an interactive evening for volunteers on May 25, 2017 to thank them for their…
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    JSSA Volunteer Appreciation event 2017
  5. Things to Consider… When Considering Assisted Living

    Older adults tend to agree with Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz: “There is no place like…
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    considering assisted living article
  6. Talking to Children with Special Needs About Death and Dying

    Talking with any child about death and dying can be daunting, but it may be particularly so…
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    Talking to children with special needs about death and dying
  7. If You Want to Adopt a Child, Make a Home Study Your First Step

    Author: Beth Lutton, LCSW-C/LISW, Adoption Options Executive Director Home Study | Top…
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    “Staff Tips and Strategies” and a drawing of a family in green
  8. Learning From Grief

    As human beings, we will experience loss many times in our lives. I have found that in these…
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    how river stones can help us learn from grief
  9. Advance Care Planning: Helping Others Help You

    As individuals and families begin to think about aging, they tend to focus on the completion…
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  10. How to Talk to Kids About the Election

    Young children may be unsure how to feel after last week’s presidential election if…
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    how to talk to kids about the election