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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, November 01, 1988, Image 8

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Page 8«THE NEWS-November, 1988 Jewish Family Services Friends Campaign “'s easy to rejmce in the tents of prosperity." We thank all the “Friends” of Jewish Family Services who recently contributed to our campaign to assist oth^s in need. S^ace at this time does not permit a listing of all your names, but a “todah rabah" to each and every one ol you! Urgently Needed Volunteers to drive seniors and physically disabled on occasional Wednesdays or Thursdays. Please call Adrienne Rosenberg at Jewish Family Services if you can volunteer your time. Call 364-6594. When Ordinary Furnishings Just Won’t Do. WE’RE HIDING SOMETHING... But IT’S NOT OUR LOW PRICE ON QUALITY SLEEPERS!! Single Sleeper Double Sleeper Queen Sleeper LEATHER SLEEPERS • All with Spring Mattresses • Lifetime Frame $39900 $49900 $59900 $1099M DISCOVER 9315 iMONROE RD. CHARLOTTE 847-5558 OPEN MON. 1»4 TUE..SAT. 104 SUN. 1-5 Thoughts from Adrienne By Adrienne Rosenberg, JFS Director In my last article in the Charlotte Jewish News, I wrote of self-confidence and its importance in propelling peo ple to cope with difficult situa tions in their lives. In case you missed that article, I would like to begin this one by re stating one paragraph: “It is when the person be gins to find and believe that they may not have control over situations in their lives (death, unemployment, illness, financial problems, etc.) but rather they can still have power over how they cope and handle the situation that the depression begins to lift. Thus, the power is not with the situa tion but with the person to ac cept, cope and maintain his self-worth after working out the feelings of loss and help lessness. This belief in oneself can propel one to face head on what life is dealing at that time.” “All well and good, Adri enne,” some of you may have said when you read this, “but how does one go about handling or coping with things they don’t want?” At such times, it’s natural for most people to turn to others for support. Family members, friends, self- help groups, clergy — all are common sources of support. One other, or additionsd alter native, is reaching out to private practice practioners or agencies such as Jewish Fami ly Services. Here are coun selors trained to help people cope with whatever stress Berrybrook Farm Natural Food Pantry COMPLETE LINE OF NATURAL FOODS & VITAMINS Juice Bar • Sandwiches, Salads & Soup Made Fresh Daily To Go 11-4 Organically Grown Produce Nutritional Books Natural Cosmetics Champion & Acnte Juicers Vitamin & Senior Citizens Discounts Mon.-Fri »;S0-6KX) Saturdays 9:30-5:00 1257 East Blvd. 334-6528 they are experiencing in their lives. Here are counselors trained to help people feel more in control of their lives. Reaching out for help from a social worker or psychologist is not easy for everyone. For one thing, it means admitting that a problem exists. And in a small Jewish community — where people are rightfuUy concerned about other people knowing their business — this can even be more scary. It is this fear and along with it the false assumption that Iris Madison and I are “the social workers at the J” that helps keep some people from approaching Jewish Family Services. I would, therefore, like to make some statements that, hopefully, will help anyone feel better about shar ing their concerns with Iris or myself: (1) Both Iris and I are trained master-level social workers with several years experience. (2) Jewish Family Services is not part of the Jewish Com munity Center. Rather, it is a branch of the Charlotte Jewish Federation. Moreover, we have a separate filing and ac counting system, our own sec retary and phone number away from the J’s or Federation’s reception desks. What that translates into is that our records and who calls or comes in to see us are not part of any other agency in this building. (3) We are bound by and respect the concept of con fidentiality. We do not discuss our cases with others in the community. (4) We respect the fact that some people find it difficult to approach us in this building. Therefore, we are glad to see people other than in this build ing, or to refer them elsewhere. I do hope that no one feels they can not reach out for assistance in our community. All of us have bad things hap pen; the key is knowing or learning how to handle them. LARRY S. 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Health services include: 24-hour call bell system, staff physician and rrgistered nurse; short-term support in case of ill ness, pharmacy, clinics in dentistry. j IV*'*' st-nd m*' the fAIR bmrhurr I call rm* a lnur I NaOH* . - I Addn-ss I • /m I I ( ) I. podiatry, and ophthalmology; physical therap)', staff social worker; and priority access to the nursing facility. From the moment you enter the tree- lined drive, you will know that FAIR OAKS IS an extraordinary place to live. It is situated on a rolling, lightly wooded, 113-acre site overkxtking the Yadkin River. Surrounded by bvely grounds with mag nificent vistas, the complex offers a pastoral setting enhanced by gardens and court yards. Stately oak trees quietly guard the entrance and typify the strength and serenity of the residence FAIR OAKS enjoys the best of country living and easy accessibility to an urt>an shopping atxl cultural center — the ideal place to begin a new life in a caring community. R>r m»rr informatkin. wrMv or call the AdmncMins CiKirdinator, FAIR CAKS Al the Bhimenthal )rwsh Home Tun Fair Oatu DrivF (PO Bok 38) CVmimms, hKT 2^2

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