The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ) strives to keep older adults engaged in the community with social, recreational, and cultural programming infused with Jewish heritage and values.
 
It can be overwhelming for older adults and their loved ones to gather the resources they need, whether it’s for their health, socialization, or basic daily tasks. Through our Older Adult Resource Connections program, community members can easily find out about all of the services, programs, activities, and social engagements the Federation and Samaritan have to offer throughout the system related to older adults.


IN COLLABORATION WITH

            

We Are Here To Help

Our knowledgeable coordinator can help older adults access a variety of healthcare services, community resources, and support. Open to anyone in the community. All calls and services are private, confidential, and free of charge.

Our coordinator serves as a liaison to the Federation, our family of agencies, Samaritan, and other local professionals and organizations related to aging. Just a phone call or email away, we can answer questions and provide helpful information based on the individual caller’s needs.

We can help direct you to experts on topics such as:

  • Personal and companion care for daily activities at home
  • Transportation services
  • Primary care at home
  • Palliative serious illness care at home
  • Hospice end-of-life care at home
  • Setting up appointments and attending doctor visits
  • Meeting new people through social opportunities
  • Exercise and wellness classes
  • Socialization
  • Aging in place
  • Educational programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Advance care planning and guidance
  • Counseling, case management, and support groups
  • Recommendations for legal services and financial planning

Federation’s collaboration with Samaritan
We remain dedicated to ensuring older adults can age in place safely, independently, and with dignity. Collaborating with Samaritan strengthens our continuum of services.

NEED HELP?

Call our coordinator at
856.751.4788
or email
OlderARC@jfedsnj.org

Your safety, independence, and peace of mind are most important. JFSNJ is here for you.

Jewish Federation has a variety of comprehensive, professional, and supportive programs and services for older adults.

Making an Impact

Our Federation family takes pride in helping older adults in our community.

Home Care & Housing

  • Aleph Home Care: A department of the Jewish Federation, providing quality home care services in the South Jersey region - from transportation to errands, to personal and live-in care.
  • Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Service (JSHHS): A safe, affordable, and quality housing option and compassionate healthcare for older adults. This includes Lions Gate, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, which also offers a complete healthcare continuum.
  • Later-stage memory care (Safe Haven): A safe and nurturing environment for those in later stages of Alzheimer's disease or dementia, who require skilled nursing support. Lions Gate offers a secure Memory Care residence within the Health Center. NOTE: Anyone can be admitted to Lions Gate's Memory Care community, no buy-in fee required.
  • Samaritan NJ: Samaritan is an independent not-for-profit healthcare provider based in South Jersey. Founded in 1980 as one of the first hospices in the country, Samaritan now provides an expanded range of life-enhancing services to help people at any stage. Most services are provided in the comfort of home, including primary care, palliative care, hospice, and grief support. Samaritan provides extraordinary compassion, advanced clinical expertise, and supportive services to help patients, and those who care about them, live their best life every day.
  • Weinberg Commons: The Weinberg Commons is our new affordable housing community for older adults (55+) and adults with special needs in Cherry Hill, NJ. This 80-unit development features 72 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom apartment homes. Sixteen (16) apartments are designated for adults with special needs in the form of congregate cottages. (Applicants for special needs housing do not need to meet the 55+ age requirement).

Social & Recreational

  • Recreational activities: From current events discussions to creative craft projects, from Wii bowling, cards, and games, to monthly Cafe Connection for individuals with memory challenges and their care partners, there are always free weekly reactional classes.
  • Wellness Classes: From current events discussions to creative craft projects, from Wii bowling, cards, and games, to monthly Cafe Connection for individuals with memory challenges and their care partners, there are always free weekly reactional classes.
  • Life long learning classes: A diverse selection of over 30 courses offered each semester to ensure there is something for everyone to continue their adult education.
  • Holiday celebrations: A variety of uplifting holiday celebrations includes a weekly Shabbat observance, Chanukah, Purim, and Passover.

Resources

  • Veterans' services: To help meet the challenges and needs of our Veteran population in Southern New Jersey, the Jewish Family & Children's Service created the Veterans Assistance Program, which is designed help Veterans receive the care and consideration they deserve, including transportation, benefits counseling, and referrals.
  • Holocaust survivor assistance & programs: Offering support and socialization for Survivors of the Holocaust, with monthly luncheon meetings, and other social and cultural activities, as well as Holocaust Survivor benefits assistance.
  • Grief support: Offering support and socialization for Survivors of the Holocaust, with monthly luncheon meetings, and other social and cultural activities, as well as Holocaust Survivor benefits assistance.
  • Jewish Burial Services: The Chevra Kadisha is a Jewish Burial Society which provides honorable Jewish burial preparation (Tahara) in accordance with Jewish Law & Tradition. This process respects the body of the deceased and elevates its soul.

Programming

Older Adults programming is available through The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and these select agencies:

Katz Jewish Community Center

Jewish Community Relations Council

Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service

Volunteer

Learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can make a difference in someone's life here.