2018-02-14 / Federation

Jewish Federation enhances the lives of older adults

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey impacts the lives of older adults every day with a wide variety of programs and services dedicated to helping seniors live independently and remain active in the community.

In 2017, over 3,600 older adults received assistance from our Jewish Family & Children’s Service agency to help them age in place. Assistance such as counseling, in-home care, and social/support programming provide an immeasurable sense of security to those who can no longer do it all on their own.

Our Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Service agency offers low- to moderate income housing for older adults at the Dubin, Gesher, and Saltzman Houses, and a continuing care retirement community at Lions Gate. Soon, we will have additional affordable housing at The Commons at Springdale when we break ground on our new housing project at 1721 Springdale Road later this year.

Our Aleph Home Care department provides concierge in-home care from as little as one hour on up to 24/7 live-in care with nursing, home health, companion, and transitional care services. Aleph continues to grow as the need in the community increases, providing 60 percent more service hours this past year than the year before.

Our Katz Jewish Community Center (JCC) keeps older adults active and engaged in the community through social, recreational, health, and wellness programming. In 2017, the JCC’s daily lunch program served 20,000 meals to older adults with a side of friendship and companionship.

This is only a screenshot of what the Jewish Federation does for older adults.

These are our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents who have all given so much to us. It’s time to give back to them. Learn more about how the Jewish Federation family makes an IMPACT on older adults at jewishsouthjersey.org/olderadults.

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