L’dor V’dor | From Generation to Generation
Health problems, loneliness or loss can make each day a struggle as one ages. Understanding and communicating can be difficult, but we can help both senior adults and their family members to find options for their needs. Many of our elderly clients struggle to live independently, are faced with the loss of mobility and dignity, and do not always qualify for other resources. Through both staff and an extensive network of qualified volunteers, JFS provides:
Care Management Program: A program to help you through transitions to stay safely and independently in your home, provide companionship, transportation, and assistance with tasks of daily living.
Project EncourAge: A program for older adults that supports and promotes healthy aging in place.
Émigré Services: A program to support the Russian immigrant community in Utah, including:
· Needs assessment, case management, and medical care coordination for senior adults
· Information and referral
· Interpretation services (English-Russian and Russian-English)
· Volunteer services in collaboration with Salt Lake County Aging Services
Music & Memory: A program for those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Another tool to help older adults struggling with cognitive decline and other debilitating conditions, which has been found to reduce agitation, increase solialization, and improve mood and behavior.
Solutions to Senior Hunger: A FREE service to help people 50+ enroll in the Food Stamps program is available to anyone regardless of background or denomination in Salt Lake, Wasatch, and Summit Counties. Contact Rosemary at 801.746.4334 for a free, confidential consultation.
Are You Caring for an Aging Relative?
Caregiver Connection: The strain of caring for an aging loved one can be stressful. When attending to an older parent or relative, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the following:
- Worrying about possible depression or grief resulting from the loss of a loved one.
- Anxious about a relative's health, finances, or living situation.
- Struggling to keep up with a parent's shopping, laundry, or living situation.
- Spending more and more time making calls for loved ones during your work day.
The compassionate and experienced counselors at Jewish Family Service can help. And JFS can help those in need of temporary relief from the taxing tasks of caring for an elderly or ailing loved one by providing respite care and caregiver support.