Crisis in Nicaragua
Due to ongoing political unrest in Nicaragua, local donations to hogars caring for impoverished elders have declined dramatically! Food and medicine are in short supply. Please help us ensure these vulnerable elders have their basic needs met during this crisis. Your financial gift now will help save lives!
Ageless Award Luncheon
In 2018, we proudly honored Frank & Rosa Alby, Gert Boyle, Governor Ted Kulongoski and Pat Reser at the Ageless Award Luncheon held on April 26, 2018. Please watch our video (left) that we premeired at the event.
JFRF empowers by:
- Building civic infrastructure
- Identifying, strengthening and deploying community assets.
- Using a multi-generational, sustainable network of resources.
Converging trends are threatening financial security for older adults, especially those within minority populations. Left alone or ignored, this increased risk is almost certain to have significant implications when linked to the dramatic increase in the number and...read more
According to CBS news and in agreement with JFRF's own research, "more than one million American children now live with grandparents, primarily because of their parent's addiction to opiods and other drugs: crack, heroin, meth and alcohol." In this news segment that...read more
JFRF changes the world! By helping abandoned seniors in vulnerable regions, we bring light, hope and fresh thinking to a growing issue. Three cheers to Keren Brown Wilson – she introduced our nation to assisted living and now she’s assisting seniors living in poverty around the globe.
Gary Withers, Board Member
I am involved with JFRF because you can directly see the impact of its work. In a poor country like Nicaragua, where there are little to no government resources for impoverished and abandoned elders, JFRF’s support and engagement make a huge difference.
Joanne Handy, Board Member
To return to the hogar in Jinotepe and to see the change in the expressions of the same residents I had seen with forlorn dejection 3 years prior, to smiling happiness resulting from the improvements in their lives, one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Choked me up? You bet! Was it worth the investment of volunteer time and talent and treasure? It was and continues to be.
Tony Leineweber, Board Member