Please be advised that JFS does not provide emergency or crisis services. If you are experiencing a life threatening or other crisis situation, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For other crisis/emergency resources, please click here.
Concerned about the challenges of aging but not sure where to start or what to ask?
Trying to decide what changes or help is needed to maximize your quality of life?
Need to make decisions but having difficulty navigating options are available and affordable?
Are you worried about your parents’ ability to manage in their home or current living situation?
Need information, guidance and support in how best to care and help your aging parent?
Senior Connections program provides social work services to older adults and their families with a focus on quality aging to maintain their highest level of independence and dignity while remaining safe. Our Senior Connections social worker provides social services on an affordable sliding scale to meet the needs of older adults in our community. These services include:
Senior Connections is partially funded by the BJH Foundation
|Date & Time||Event|
|Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm||JFS Community Connections: Being Mortal Beth Meyer Synagogue, Beit Am, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh, NC 27615|
|Sunday, March 4, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm||JFS Community Connections: "Five Wishes"/Advanced Directives Beth Meyer Synagogue, Beit Am, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh, NC 27615|
|Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm||JFS Senior Connections: 3rd Annual Senior Resource Fair Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612|
|Tuesday, May 15, 2018 All Day||JFS Senior Connections: Maintaining Healthy Relationships|
|Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||JFS Community Connections: Health Policy Changes and its effect on you, with DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612|
|Thursday, July 12, 2018 All Day||JFS Senior Connections: Advanced Directives|
|Thursday, September 27, 2018 All Day||JFS Senior Connections: How To Talk To Your Healthcare Provider|
JFS provides two types of transportation services to members of the Jewish community who are older adults or people with disabilities. To learn more and request a transportation service, please click here.
To become a transportation volunteer, please fill out the volunteer application.
Friendly visitors are matched with home-bound, isolated seniors and build relationships through crafts, games and conversation. Visits are typically 45-60 minutes. Seniors interested in being matched with a friendly visitor meet with the volunteer & outreach coordinator and volunteers are carefully screened.
To request to be matched with a Friendly Visitor, please click here.
To become a Friendly Visitor, please fill out the volunteer application.
JFS volunteers lead Shabbat Services in 10 local senior communities and offer a connection to other Jewish residents in the community- Click here to learn more.
To become a Shabbat service leader, please fill out the volunteer application.