Jewish Family Services of Greenwich offers support groups

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich offers Support Groups both in the office and online.

Contact Lisa Smith, LCSW, executive director, at 203-622-1881 or [email protected] to register and for more information.

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich.

Bereavement Support Group (JFS office)

For those who have lost a family member or friend within the past five years. Facilitated by Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW, and by a member of the Greenwich Jewish Clergy. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Support Group for Separating and Divorcing Individuals (JFS office)

For adults whose lives are impacted by divorce. Facilitated by Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm

After-the-Divorce Support Group (JFS office)

Now that the practical details of separating are complete, there is emotional work to do. It is time to develop a new identity and a new beginning. This group will provide a confidential space to reflect on the life you are living and the life you would like to live. It will be an opportunity to grow, develop, and learn from others! Facilitated by Mary Karlan, LCSW. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm 

Living Well in Later Life (JFS office)

For individuals 70+ to talk with peers about the opportunities and challenges this stage of life presents. Topics covered include how to maintain and manage health; manage independence with family members, including adult children; continue to be involved in meaningful activity; and cope with mourning and loss. Facilitated by Barbara Lehrman, LCSW. Thursdays, 2:30-3:45 pm

Reversal of Fortune Support Group (JFS office)

Financial challenges bring with them stressors that can affect everything in your life – your relationships, your self-esteem, your outlook, and even your marriage. In these tough economic times, you are not alone. Come and share your thoughts; get some ideas, tips, and strategies to cope with the practical as well as the emotional issues associated with reversals of fortune. Facilitated by Mary Karlan, LCSW.Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Support Group for those Who Are Chronically Ill (ONLINE)

Today, chronic illness affects nearly half of the adult population, according the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Connect with others to reduce your isolation, and bond with people who really understand what you are going through. Learn strategies and tips for coping and make new friends at the same time. Facilitated by Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW. Wednesdays, 4-5 pm 

Children of Holocaust Survivors Support Group (ONLINE)

This group will discuss issues unique to children of Holocaust Survivors including, increased vulnerability to stressful events and the impact of PTSD on the aging process; transmission of Holocaust trauma; the burden of being “replacements” for lost relatives; unresolved conflicts around anger complicated by guilt; acceptance of parents’ mortality; best caregiving practices for Survivors; and resilience.Facilitated by Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW, and Naomi Kohl, LMSW. Third Thursday of each month, 8:00-9:00 pm

Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, challenging, and often, emotionally draining. This group addresses  issues in a non-judgmental environment and discuss the opportunities and challenges of caring for a loved one. Facilitated by Jan Mittleman, LCSW. Wednesdays, 10-11 am  

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