Senior Services

Jewish Family Services offers a range of services for older adults and their families including information and referral, counseling, caregiver support, case management, transportation, and Jewish programming. We run a weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) program for older adults from the FSU. If you are new to town or have decided to get involved, we can direct you to a range of activities in the community designed with older adults in mind. If you are a caregiver, call us for information, counseling, and general support.

Clinical Social Work

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.

 

Help for caregivers can be provided in the form of therapy, group support, or supportive counseling.

 

JFS believes that no one should go without care. A free consultation is offered and sliding scale is available those who qualify. The agency can accept some Medicare plans. Confidentiality is strictly maintained.

 

Contact Deborah Frisco, MSW, LCSW, 336-852-4829 ext. 226.

Congregational Nurse

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. This program is sponsored in part by the BJH Foundation for Senior Services.

 

Call Marlene Baruch, MSN, RN, (336) 852-4829 ext. 224.

Chai Notes

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 BJH Foundation for Senior Services.

 

Contact Cantor Katy Claussen, (336) 852-4829 ext. 228.

Transportation Services

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 Marcia Hermelin, (336) 852-4829 ext. 222 three days ahead to schedule a ride.