Senior Connections

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

Case Management and Social Work Services

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:

  • Home visits to assess needs and develop a plan to meet identified needs.
  • Exploring options for older adults and their families.
  • Consultations with adult children to provide support, education, guidance, and available resources.
  • Linking older adults to resources.
  • The Senior Connections Community Series providing education and information about issues relevant to the older adults and their adult.

To set up an appointment, please call Abby Palmer, MSW, Senior Connections social worker, at 919-676-2200 ext. 114 email or click here.

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Senior Connections is partially funded by the BJH Foundation

Upcoming Senior Connections Events

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: Advanced Directives : Your Decisions Matter Beth Meyer Synagogue, Beit Am, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 All Day JFS Senior Connections: Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Sunday, June 10, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm JFS Senior Connections: 3rd Annual Senior Resource Fair Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Thursday, September 27, 2018 All Day JFS Senior Connections: How To Talk To Your Healthcare Provider

JFSGo Transportation Services

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 Visiting

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.

Programs and Services at Retirement Communities

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.


Partner Agencies