2017-11-22 / Federation

Federation & its agencies help area seniors

We are committed to enriching both the minds and bodies of our older adults. Support services, such as in-home care, transportation, and kosher meals-on-wheels, enable seniors to age in place in their own homes. Social, recreational, and cultural programming promotes Jewish culture, heritage, and values to keep older adults engaged in the community.

Holocaust survivors have the opportunity to socialize and remain engaged in the community through the JFCS Café Europa program:

“Café Europa is a light in my life, and for all the other Holocaust survivors as well. I look forward to having special time to enjoy a luncheon, socialize, and sometimes share my story with the younger generations who visit us. It is a gift to have that time together,” said one participant.

Our Aleph Home Care department provides round-the-clock home care services to help older adults age in place in their own homes:

“My wife and I were very fortunate to have Henry as our brother-in-law’s home health aide. Henry showed extreme patience, empathy, and understanding in all situations. Whether it was cooking special meals, helping with grocery shopping, making appointments with doctors, or taking him to run errands, Henry always had a smile.

“Thinking of his client first, Henry changed his vacation plans to be with our brother-in-law who had dementia. Henry thought it was more important to stay with him due to his confusion. Without Henry, our brother-in-law would have had to be in a dementia unit instead of his own apartment. They developed a strong bond during their time together. Henry is an outstanding person and we are happy to know him and call him friend,” said a client’s brother- and sister-in-law.

Providing for older adults in our community and creating enriching programming opportunities to keep them healthy and vibrant is at the core of our mission. You can become a volunteer and make a difference in someone’s life at jewishsouthjersey.org/volunteer, because TOGETHER, we make an IMPACT.

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