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Community Reflections

Hear from our community and staff on how Kadima is helping our clients move forward.

Professional WideAt the Kadima Annual Meeting in 2016, Alex was honored as one of our Volunteers of the Year for his volunteer work with “Sports Talk,” his participation in the new Kadima Connections program and his involvement as a new Kadima Ambassador.


By Alex Scharg

I have always been passionate about giving back.

As a kid, my mother took me to the Jewish Home for the Aged, where I played the piano weekly for residents. I was also paired with an elderly woman, who openly spoke with me about life, family, and more.

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Priscilla Garrett is the Integrated Care Manager for Kadima’s Integrated Health Care Initiative, launched in 2016 and made possible by a $205,500 three-year grant from The Jewish Fund. She joined Kadima as a direct care worker in 2013 and was promoted upon completion of her board certification in 2016.


By Priscilla Garrett

Before I came back to Michigan to go to school, I worked at a group facility in Dallas. It inspired my desire to continue working in a group environment and supporting individuals who may traditionally be overlooked in the community. It didn’t take long to fall in love with Kadima and our clients...

By Amanda Goodman

As I started my last post right at the start of day one, without a clue of what I was in for, with four weeks of experience, I am still learning my way around. One thing I can say with absolute certainty is every single day is truly unpredictable. If you are anything like me, who has the attention span of a young child, unpredictable experiences are highly valued.

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By Amanda Goodman

Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m Amanda, and I’m a senior from Michigan State University. You’ll get to know me really well over the next few weeks as I chronicle my experiences as the JOIN intern here at Kadima.

Perhaps the best place to start: my first day at Kadima. Heading in to work that day I felt like a fish out of water.

By Eric Adelman

Welcome to the new Kadima website! We hope you will spend time here frequently to learn about the important goings-on at Kadima, find new ways to engage with and support us and learn more about mental health.

It is that last item which is the focus of this, our first-ever blog post. Why does it matter? First, I’d like to share some statistics.

One out of every five people in the world has a Facebook account. One out of five is from China, and the same number – one out of five - will be aged 65+ by the year 2035.