Older Adult Services

Through an array of services, we address the needs of seniors in our community -- physically, financially, emotionally, socially and Jewish-ly. Our trained and dedicated staff is here to make sure that all Jewish seniors in the Lehigh Valley remain comfortable and connected.

Outreach to Residential Facilities

 

Jewish Family Service frequently hosts communal meals on Shabbat and at holidays for Jewish seniors living in residential facilities. Our staff is also available to make one-on-one visits. 

 

If you or someone you know could use a friendly visit or would like to be part of a Jewish communal experience, contact Carol Wilson at 610-821-8722 or cwilson@jfslv.org. 

  • Outreach Program Brings Spirit of Shabbat to Country Meadows

    Some of the residents at Country Meadows hadn’t been able to partake in Shabbat services for years, and many missed the opportunity to engage in the Jewish community on a spiritual level ...

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    Some of the residents at Country Meadows hadn’t been able to partake in Shabbat services for years, and many missed the opportunity to engage in the Jewish community on a spiritual level ...

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    Some of the residents at Country Meadows hadn’t been able to partake in Shabbat services for years, and many missed the opportunity to engage in the Jewish community on a spiritual level...

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    Some of the residents at Country Meadows hadn’t been able to partake in Shabbat services for years, and many missed ...

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Home Visits

 

Our friendly, professional staff and trained volunteers are available to make one-on-one visits to older adults in their homes.

 

If you or someone you know would like a visit, or you would like to volunteer to be a visitor, contact Carol Wilson at 610-821-8722 or cwilson@jfslv.org.

Transportation

 

Through The GO Program, administered in partnership with ShareCare Faith in Action, a Bethlehem-based nonprofit, we provide needed rides to seniors in our community.
 

  • Door-to-door transportation offered free of charge
  • Doctors’ visit, salon appointments, shopping trips and more
  • Friendly volunteer drivers are hand-selected and screened to cater to your needs

 

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  • Transportation Program Keeps Allentown Woman on the GO

    Miriam Kiss of Allentown knows how difficult getting a ride can be. Before learning about The GO Program, Kiss relied on friends to drive her where she needed to go. She has been using The GO Program since its inception.

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    Miriam Kiss of Allentown knows how difficult getting a ride can be. Before learning about The GO Program, Kiss relied on friends to drive her where she needed to go. She has been using The GO Program since its inception.

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    Miriam Kiss of Allentown knows how difficult getting a ride can be. Before learning about The GO Program, Kiss relied on friends to drive her where she needed to go. She has been using The...

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    Miriam Kiss of Allentown knows how difficult getting a ride can be. Before learning about The GO Program, Kiss relied ...

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Counseling

 

Our professional counselors are here to help older adults with a full range of issues including:

 

  • Life Span Adjustment
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Bereavement

 

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Guidance for Children of Aging Parents

 

Our senior outreach staff is available to meet with adult children of seniors who are looking for guidance as they care for their aging parents. Staff will work on themes of loss, transition, independence and control. Contact Carol Wilson at 610-821-8722 or cwilson@jfslv.org to learn more.

Meet the Staff

  • Carol Wilson, MSW

    Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services
    cwilson@jfslv.org

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    Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services
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    Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services
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    Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services
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    Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services
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  • Marcia Schechter, MS, RN

    Coordinator of Volunteer and Senior Services
    mschecter@jfslv.org

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    Coordinator of Volunteer and Senior Services
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    Coordinator of Volunteer and Senior Services
    mschecter@jfslv.org

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    Coordinator of Volunteer and Senior Services
    mschecter@jfslv.org

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    Coordinator of Volunteer and Senior Services
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