Provided/Jewish Family Service Village Community Specialist Tina Serota leads a Village by the Shore session on creating and maintaining a flower garden.

MARGATE – Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties has announced that the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore program has received a $150,000 grant from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based foundation that supports efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. This funding will allow JFS to continue to provide essential services, programs and events to community residents over the age of 50.

“We believe that older adults are a critical part of our communities and that providing opportunities for all people to remain active and engaged as they grow older is important,” NextFifty Program Director Chandra Matthews said. “We’re grateful for the work that Jewish Family Service is doing to improve the quality of life for people aged 50 and older, and are proud to support this and other efforts to help people age with dignity and purpose.”

Nearly 200 Village members, including 25 Holocaust survivors, rely on JFS to provide an array of programs and services including care coordination, transportation, socialization events, grocery shopping and delivery, friendly check-ins and more.

For more information or to join The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS, contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or or visit


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.