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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Kristen Conard

Adult Day at the J assistant director gets national honor

March 23, 2021

Kristen Conard, assistant director of the Jewish Community Center’s Adult Day at the J program, has received the Spotlight Award from the National Association of Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals for her exemplary work in the field of...

Volunteer Alice Ludmer dances with participants at the J’s Adult Day Center during a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Photo: Bill Motchan

Alice Ludmer: Longtime volunteer is go-to asset at J’s Adult Day Center

By Ellen Futterman, Editor May 30, 2019

When in doubt, go ask Alice.“That’s our motto around here,” says Ashley Stockman, director of the Adult Day Center at the Jewish Community Center. “Alice always has the correct response and, if not, she will do the research and not stop until...

Ashley Stockman

She’s leading a life of service to the elderly at the J

By Patricia Corrigan, Special to the Jewish Light June 22, 2017

Growing up in Jefferson City, Ashley Stockman remembers serving as a support person for her grandmother, who had multiple sclerosis. “I walked to her house every day after school, and I spent summers with her,” Stockman said. “Jerry” Branson Baker...

Denise M. Kalos, chief operating officer of AFFIRMATIVhealth

Adult Day Center at the J plans Alzheimer’s presentation

June 8, 2017

The Jewish Community Center’s Adult Day Center will hold a community open house June 15, with a presentation  on “Alzheimer’s Disease: Foresight is 20/20,” looking at “alternative, holistic cognitive strategies and intervention.”According...

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