2017-04-12 / Federation

Federation & agencies take care of older adults

The Jewish Federation is committed to enriching both the minds and bodies of our older adult population. Support services enable older adults to age in place and social and cultural programming promotes Jewish heritage and values to keep older adults engaged in the community.

Just last year:

• Aleph Home Care helped its 400th senior age with grace and age in place. In-home care like the nursing, companion, and aide services provided by Aleph and JFCS enable older adults to remain independent even if they need a helping hand.

• Over 300 older seniors with low- and moderate-income housing needs have a home at the Saltzman, Dubin, and Gesher Houses.

• More than 1,800 older adults participated in the Saltzman Foundation Life Long Learning Institute at the Katz JCC.

• Over $1-million worth of support services were provided to Holocaust survivors by JFCS.

But statistics can’t tell the whole story:

“We cannot thank everyone at Aleph enough for helping make my twins’ B’nai Mitzvah a day of true joy and stress-free for our family. I was so worried about how we were going to be able to bring my aging parents up from Florida and take care of their greater needs over the hectic weekend as well as take care of our own family. How could they not come?

“Aleph provided the most amazing care for my parents over the weekend. Everyone in your office was so flexible and accommodating to our needs. My mother’s aide was always professional in her action and appearance, even right behind my mother when she took her walker out on the dance floor! But she also knew when to stay back and let them enjoy the time.”—From an Aleph client’s family

Together, we make an IMPACT on the lives of older adults in our South Jersey Jewish community.

Return to top