Programs for Seniors

  • Counseling is the cornerstone of Jewish Family Service's programs. We provide mental health services on a sliding fee scale allowing us to reach people at all income levels. Counseling continues safely by virtual meetings.

  • Being a caregiver can be stressful. Join a group where you will be understood, learn skills to help you in your role and address self-care. Our no-cost monthly group is designed to provide educational, emotional, and social support to individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Groups are now offered virtually.

  • This is a fun, one hour Zoom activity for persons with dementia. Offered virtually.

  • The Alex and Sally Lebwohl Food Pantry is open for curbside pickup at JFS's Salt Lake City Office.
  • Many seniors in Utah are eligible for, but not currently enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the Food Stamps. Let us help you apply for this program.

  • Established in 2017. the Gleeful Choir is a free choir for dementia clients and their caregivers. As dementia progresses, people still retain the ability to sing their favorite music. Come enjoy success, contribution, connection, and creativity as a member of our chorus! Now offered virtually.

  • JFS provides assistance to train caregivers of dependent and infirm adults.

    Out of respect for the important job of adult care as she managed long-distance caregiving for her father, Susan Schulman has seen a real need and decided to make a difference. She established a fund to help train people to meet the many care needs of dependent and infirm adults. This fund recognizes the professionalism of these important workers and will help our communtity by improving the quality and availability of care as we and our loved ones need this help.

  • The Lunch Bunch groups are an outreach program that meets virtually by Zoom monthly to enjoy lunch, socialization, and education. Now offered virtually.

  • Jewish Family Service is a rare "one stop shop" and provides a comprehensive system of care for the whole life situation of our clients. JFS is proud to serve all populations in Utah.

  • Jewish Family Service's Mind Body Skills Group is for individuals who want to learn skills to improve physical and emotional health. Now offered virtually. The Mind Body Skills Group is open, inclusive, and non-denominational.

  • 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 to address for their needs. 

  • Established in January 2014, Jewish Family Service's Music & Memory Program is the first of its kind in Utah. It is an innovative and effective tool that provides personalized music playlists to seniors suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. The music engages the mind and enables these individuals to reconnect with the world and those around them through music-triggered memories.