Mitzvah May is a month-long opportunity to join in social justice activities in our local community.
By participating in acts of social responsibility and kindness during Mitzvah May, we fulfill ou...
Join Jewish Family Services on
Monday, June 7 at 2 p.m.
for an interactive virtual group tour through the
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
Join Executive Director Kenneth Hoffman as we ex...
Anxiety and depression are major factors contributing to diminished quality of life for older adults. These are of course treatable conditions, and our Masters prepared licensed social worker can provide highly professional and compassionate therapy.
We also can provide help for caregivers in the form of therapy, group support, or supportive counseling.
Contact Janet Kanode, MSW, LCSW, 336-852-4829 ext. 226.
JFS has the services of a Congregational Nurse, a masters prepared licensed RN, who participates in the Cone Health System’s Congregational Nurse program. The mission of this program is to enhance the lives of older adults by focusing on health and education and wellness counseling. Congregational Nursing brings a holistic approach to well-being, looking at the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of health.
Call Marlene Baruch, MSN, RN, (336) 852-4829 ext. 224.
Older adults from the Former Soviet Union and Holocaust survivors have a range of needs and particular benefits for which they are eligible. A professional caseworker, fluent in Russian, is dedicated to their concerns and is available at Jewish Family Services. The agency’s goals are to assure dignity and well-being in the later stages of life.
Contact Cantor Diane Torres, (336) 852-4829 ext. 223.
Chai Notes works with older adults, their families, and individuals across the generations to foster connections and increase socialization for older adults primarily in senior facilities. The program emphasizes the use of the arts, particularly Jewish music, as a way to do this. Programs for dementia patients are included as are intergenerational programs. This program is sponsored in part by the Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors.
Contact Cantor Katy Claussen, (336) 852-4829 ext. 228.
Door to door service for older adults and disabled riders is provided by the JFS Van and is available for doctor’s appointments, shopping, social events and religious services. The van is $2 each way and free on Shabbat through the generosity of donors. Our J-Drive program is available when the van is booked.
Contact Lolly Schweninger, (336) 852-4829 ext. 222 three days ahead to schedule a ride.