THE KJC VALUE PROPOSITION:
Greetings! I am Kandice Jacobs Robinson -- a Social Entrepreneur & CEO of Kandice Jacobs Creations, LLC (KJC). We provide end-of-life care and pre-planning advisory services, as well as self-care & empowerment products to treat the emotional discomfort associated with making such overwhelming decisions.
Because I'm intimately acquainted with the lifestyle, needs and challenges unique to our target consumer, KJC has launched the Lasting Legacies Movement! This KJC initiative consists of a comprehensive program & product suite -- most notably, our 2024 Lasting Legacies: Life-Planning Conference.
Serving as a premier information resource -- for caregivers, the ill & bereaved -- to more peacefully navigate their life journey
Breaking down psychological barriers by addressing important and often time-sensitive topics surrounding end-of-life care & pre-planning
Providing practical strategies & products that will allow you to still live life abundantly AND celebrate your lasting legacy -- even as someone who is ill, bereaved or serving as a caregiver
Easing the pain of isolation & grief experienced by caregivers, the ill and bereaved, by instead providing a sense of belonging & community through shared experiences
Professional photography by
Purple Mafia Photography.
To learn more about the thought process behind the creation of KJC, check out our interview with SHOUTOUT MIAMI (a publication of Voyage Media).
Do you want to leave a lasting legacy for your loved ones? Watch our interview with Adrienne Houghton & Dave Stieglitz, hosts of the "Caring for Seniors," on The Buzz to learn all about our mission! Then subscribe to our website to receive updates regarding upcoming events and our blog.
END-OF-LIFE CARE & PRE-PLANNING
As a Florida Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer (LFDE) & Certified Aftercare Specialist, I am committed to meeting the individualized needs of client families along the full spectrum of their life journey. For me, success as a death care professional means completing the arc of service in which I don’t just serve families in the wake of loss, but I'm also dedicated to providing aftercare – a necessary support families require to begin navigating their grief journey.
I relaunched KJC (8) years ago after becoming my own customer...when I lost my god-brother. On Jan. 5, 2015 we were texting "Happy New Year" greetings as I prepared for work, making plans to talk later about getting together. However, just a couple hours later -- as I was directing a service in our on-site chapel -- Titus's heart stopped beating. He fell to the floor just feet away from his 1 1/2 year-old son, and he died. At 41 years old, Titus left behind (6) children and a widow. He had no life insurance; thankfully though, he was a Navy veteran. #MyWhyNowIsTi
As a result, one key method through which we've successfully delivered value for (4) consecutive years is our annual life-planning conference -- where industry professionals, through workshops and a panel discussion, address such topics as: caregiver and grief support, elder care legal matters, funeral pre-planning, and much more!
CO-HOST OF LONG LIVE THE BRAINS PODCAST LIBRARY / KEYNOTE SPEAKER, WORKSHOP FACILITATOR & PANELIST / CREATOR & AUTHOR OF LASTING LEGACIES BLOG
I believe that every human-being has a purpose; and my purpose, within my role as a Dementia Friendly America champion and death care professional, is to equip individuals to live life abundantly and leave a lasting legacy for their loved ones! Therefore, as a keynote speaker & workshop facilitator, I engage in meaningful dialogue focused on:
disrupting the at-need only approach to end-of-life care and pre-planning decisions by equipping individuals/families with premier informational resources to make important decisions prior to the advent of life-limiting illness or death -- thus closing the gap in community education regarding end-of-life care, options and action-planning;
facilitating community support systems for caregivers, the ill & bereaved and
fostering more collaborative relationships between medical professionals and death care professionals to decrease the occurrence of unnecessary delays in your being able to fulfill your loved ones' wishes, regarding final disposition, when the time comes
Watch the replay of the extremely informative & empowering Baptist Health webinar, "Supporting the Mental Well-Being of our Black Elders," in which I -- as well as a local media professional & community spiritual leader -- share the answer to relevant mental health questions for caregivers.
SELF-CARE & EMPOWERMENT PRODUCTS
I am our target consumer – a member of the Sandwich Generation – a military spouse, who balanced entrepreneurship while partnering with my mother for six years in providing care for my (2)-time-cancer-survivor father, who earned peaceful rest from his hard-fought battle with dementia on May 11, 2022. My family remains eternally grateful for the countless kind condolences shared during our time of bereavement.
In addition, as a death care professional, having worked the past seven years with a family-owned funeral home, cemetery and cremation center -- meeting with, listening to & advising bereaved families on the brink of losing a loved one & those already in the wake of loss -- I have been uniquely prepared to develop both programs & companion products that will exceed individuals' & families' expectations!
Therefore, I look forward to continuing my father's legacy of excellence via the following efforts:
Willie B. Jacobs Scholarship Fund - to which students of color declaring a major within the UNF College of Computing, Engineering and Construction can apply OR individuals/organizations can make tax deductible donations;
the upcoming relaunch of our completely overhauled signature, Lasting Legacies: Caregiver Care Package --branded by color to bring awareness to specific illnesses, such as dementia, and to uplift the 53 million U.S. caregivers, the chronically ill and bereaved!
We invite you to return to shop December 2023 for new additions to our product line series -- which was the first of its kind, meeting the needs of this oftentimes forgotten about, yet immensely deserving, market segment!