Stop & Shop…and Support a Great Cause

by | Oct 2, 2015 | What’s Happening

Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s Helping Hearts project
Sunday, Oct. 11, 1–5 pm, Simon Family JCC, free
Screening of I’ll Be Me, 2 pm

Shopping and a free movie? Sounds like a great day!

Jewish Family Service of Tidewater is hosting the 2nd Annual Holiday Stop & Shop, featuring numerous direct sales and community vendors, as well as a free showing of Glen Campbell’s movie, I’ll Be Me. The day is free and open to the public.

At the Holiday Stop & Shop, more than 25 vendors and crafters will display their wares, including Holding Onto Memories Wreaths, Norwex, Arbonne, Miche Bags, LuLa Roe clothing and Plexus Worldwide. Vendors will also sell jewelry, and household and cooking products. For a complete list of vendors, visit Proceeds from vendor fees and door prize tickets will benefit JFS’ Helping Hearts project.

Now in its 11th year, the Helping Hearts project provides indigent adults with gifts for the holidays. Dorothy Salomonsky, director of JFS’ Personal Affairs Management program, says, “Many of the recipients live off of $30 per month, and have little or no family or friends to see during the holiday months. This year, we hope to provide 1,000 adults with these gifts to let them know they are not alone and to spread a little cheer.” A number of the individuals served by this project are part of the JFS Personal Affairs Management (PAM) program for incapacitated adults. JFS also treats many of its clients to a special dinner out during the holiday season and recently treated more than 100 clients to a picnic at Red Wing Park in Virginia Beach.

In 2011, the music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America, thinking it would last five weeks; instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. Campbell had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, he and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced a “Goodbye Tour.”

The film documents this journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice. Special appearances include Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Bill Clinton among many others.

After the movie, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of medical professionals who specialize in Alzheimer’s and dementia, including Dr. Hamid R. Okhravi of the Glennan Center at EVMS.

The movie will also be shown on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 pm. Both showings are free but registration is required by calling 757-452-6944. Movie presented by Beth Sholom Village; EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology; Freda H. Gordon Hospice & Palliative Care of Tidewater; Jewish Family Service of Tidewater; and the Simon Family JCC.