May 1, 2018

JGS Lifecare to hold Frankel-Kinsler Classic on June 18

JGS Lifecare, a leading health care system serving seniors and their families, will host its 38th annual fundraising golf tournament, the Frankel-Kinsler Classic, on Monday, June 18 at the Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow.

“This popular annual community event features great food and camaraderie as we enjoy a day of play in support of JGS Lifecare,” said Susan Halpern, vice president of philanthropy, JGS Lifecare. “Event proceeds will support the enhancement of our residents’ dining experiences with the purchase of new dining room furniture and serving equipment. Funds will also support employee scholarships.”

The Frankel-Kinsler Classic will include:

10 a.m.            Tennis and pickleball tournament

11 a.m.            Barbecue luncheon

12:30 p.m.       Shotgun start tee-off for 18-hole bramble

1 p.m.              Bridge, mahjong and canasta

5:45 p.m.         Cocktail reception

6:30 p.m.         Awards dinner

The Frankel-Kinsler Classic is named in memory of Michael J. Frankel, former chairman of the JGS Lifecare Board of Directors, and the families of Raymond and Herman Kinsler, longtime leaders and supporters, for their exemplary commitment to those served by JGS Lifecare.

The tournament is made possible through the generous presenting sponsorship of the following companies and/or supporters: Harry Grodsky and Co., Inc.; IT Direct; TD Bank; Epstein Financial Services; Kaste Industrial Machine Sales, Inc.; Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.; NEFCO; and Steve and Georgianne Roberts. Additional sponsorships and raffle opportunities are still available; learn more at

The entry fee for golfers is $275 per player and includes a barbecue lunch, golf giveaway, cocktails and awards dinner. The entry fee for bridge, mahjong, canasta, and tennis is $110 per player and includes a giveaway, lunch and awards dinner; for pickleball it’s $60 with lunch and awards dinner. Members of the community are also invited to attend the awards dinner for $60 per guest.

“As an organization whose majority of funding comes through Medicaid, we continue to seek ways to engage community support to help provide the necessary fiscal resources for us to maintain our quality of care,” said Halpern.

Players and dinner guests are asked to register by Friday, June 1. To request a registration form or learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Christina Tuohey, Director of Development, at 413-567-3949 ext. 1613 or