James Klinghoffer Donates $50,000 to JFS

Posted on July 02, 2014

A supporter of Jewish Family Service for more than a decade, James Klinghoffer recently donated $50,000 to the Nursing & Nutrition program. Founded in 2010, the James Klinghoffer Nursing & Nutrition program provides much-needed as­sessments and aid to older adults in the community to help them lead healthier lives. This program pro­vides older adults with a comprehensive support system in order to develop and maintain a healthy and balanced diet while ensuring good overall health.

The Nursing & Nutrition Program is funded not only by Klinghoffer himself, but also with the support of additional donors such as BJ’s Charitable Foundation, ACME, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lippman, among others.

The James Klinghoffer Nursing & Nutrition program, an entity of the agency’s Village by the Shore, provides homebound seniors with grocery assistance, shopping and delivery, ensuring that their dietary and nutritional needs are met. This service assists older adults who cannot get to a supermarket, who have strained financial resources and a limited capacity to shop.

JFS also has three nurses on staff specializing in diabetes care, heart disease, illness education and nutrition planning. JFS nurses act as medical advocates for consumers providing in-home health assessments, ongoing coordination of care and assistance with dietary needs.

Currently, JFS serves approximately 400 individuals through Village by the Shore, a number that has increased dramatically in the last year. Klinghoffer’s contribution, paired with additional donors, fundraising and outreach efforts, has allowed JFS to expand the program to meet the growing needs of older adults in our community.

James Klinghoffer’s support of JFS began in the late 1970’s and he is currently a Visionary Donor of the agency. Having donated more than $300,000 to JFS and the Nursing & Nutrition program over the years, he encourages others to help those in our community in need of support by donating to the James Klinghoffer Nursing & Nutrition Program. For more information about this program or to make a donation, please con­tact 609-822-1108 or visit www.jfsatlantic.org.