Caring For Jewish Seniors
Throughout Our Community
Our local Jewish community ranks among the highest nationally in both its percentage of older residents AND in its percentage of "transplanted" residents. Taken together, these facts add up to the absence of any local family support network for many of our elderly neighbors.
In the case of our homebound elderly, this is an especially tragic and ominous situation. Last year, with Federation support and in partnership with Jewish Family & Children's Service, nearly 2,000 home visits were made to our most vulnerable neighbors, providing a host of critically needed high-quality services.
For more information on our elderly services, please contact Orna Nissan at 941.371.4546 ext. 104.
The Dress Up for Yontif program, which is implemented through the Federation (thanks to the generosity of Marvin and Betty Danto), offers seniors of the JFCS Senior Outreach Services (SOS) Program: a new outfit with a pair of shoes, haircut and manicure just in time for the High Holy Days.
This program is a partnership of the Federation, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) and the Jewish Housing Council.
The Federation is pleased to fund, in part, The Jewish Healing Program of JFCS. The program is staffed by a full time licensed clinician who serves as the program director. There are 75 dedicated, trained volunteers who provided 4,465 contacts within the Jewish community during the past year. Through Jewish traditions, rituals and wisdom, these volunteers and staff offered support, comfort and hope to individuals and families experiencing life challenges.
The Federation funds, in part, three specific areas of service provided by the Jewish Healing Program to the Jewish community. These include:
For more information:
Susan Finkelstein, R.N., MAS
Jewish Healing Coordinator
941.366.2224 ext 166