PAM seeks help

by | Feb 5, 2021 | Trending News

Got some spare time? Want to make a difference in the community? If so, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s Personal Affairs Management (PAM) program needs some help.

The JFS PAM program was created to prevent the exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults in the community. Too often, people deemed “incapacitated” by the courts were exploited or abused, or simply neglected and left to die. JFS’ PAM program prevents this from happening, providing a safety net for the most vulnerable adults.

Now, PAM needs volunteers to assist with filing, labeling, and scanning documents.

Linda Spindel, a PAM volunteer for 19 years, says, “I love volunteering at JFS. The people here are so nice and appreciative of everything I do to help. Volunteering at JFS is the highlight of my day.

“It feels so good to know that at some point in my day I am doing something for someone else,” says Spindel.

Volunteering can take place any time, Monday through Friday. All employees wear masks and maintain social distance.

To assist in the PAM program, call Jody Laibstain, JFS volunteer coordinator, at 459-4640 for more information about joining this wonderful team of volunteers.

– Jody Laibstain