One of the top priorities of Jewish Family Service is serving the needs of older adults because for many people the later years can be lonely and stressful.
Senior Support Services aims to help older adults maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life and ensure that they are able to remain in their own homes and live with a quality of life and dignity that respects them and their family members as individuals and contributors to communal life.
Our geriatric, licensed social workers, provide in-home mental health services, case management, caregiver support and community resource information and assistance.
For more information about Senior Services, please contact Jerry Starr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-725-7799 x104.
With Support from the Susan and Steve Darien Fund for Senior Services, the Betty and Joe Harris Memorial Fund, and other funders.
Through grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany and the State of New Jersey, JFS is able to help Holocaust survivors through our Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program.
Geriatric assessments include activities of daily living, day to day functioning, relationships, mental health and physical health concerns and home care needs, financial and transportation needs.
Counseling is available for those seniors coping with psychological problems, depression, anxiety, problems in relationships and loss and bereavement.
Caring for an elderly loved one can be stressful. JFS offers individual counseling and group support for caregivers.
Care Management includes supportive counseling, problem solving, caregiver support, resource information and linkage to community services as needed.
The Senior Friendly Visitor Program is designed to provide in-home support, information, and advocacy to Somerset County families and frail, isolated seniors in Somerset or Hunterdon counties.
The Somerset County Senior Shopper Program is designed to assist individuals ages 60 and over who are homebound due to acute or chronic illnesses or disability. Community volunteers will provide weekly grocery shopping, food delivery and visiting services with the primary purpose of enabling older persons to maintain themselves in their place of residence by removing barriers to their care and well-being. This service is funded by and requires a referral from the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services.
JFS Good Deeds Corps volunteers are screened, trained and matched with seniors living in the community who need assistance with transportation to medical appointments, light home maintenance, meal planning and preparation, (especially during or following a health related event, telephone reassurance, help with a specific task.
Sometimes the right piece of information can makes all the difference. JFS has experienced staff to provide up to date information on community resources for older adults and their caregivers.