JFS Older Adult Services

Older Adult Services

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

Outreach to Residential Facilities

 

Jewish Family Service frequently hosts communal meals on Shabbat and programming at holidays for Jewish older adults 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. 

Shabbat at Atria

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.

  • For Herb, JFS offered a brighter future

    When Herb, 68, suddenly needed surgery for a serious heart condition, his sister, who lives in New Jersey, turned to Jewish Family Service for help.

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    When Herb, 68, suddenly needed surgery for a serious heart condition, his sister, who lives in New Jersey, turned to Jewish Family Service for help.

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    When Herb, 68, suddenly needed surgery for a serious heart condition, his sister, who lives in New Jersey, turned to Jewish Family Service for help.

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    When Herb, 68, suddenly needed surgery for a serious heart condition, his sister, who lives in New Jersey, turned to J...

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    When Herb, 68, suddenly needed surgery for a serious heart condition, his sist...

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Transportation

 

Through The GO Program, administered in partnership with ShareCare Faith in Action, a Bethlehem-based nonprofit, we provide needed rides to older adults 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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The GO Program

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 older adult outreach staff is available to meet with children of older adults 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
    cwilson@jfslv.org

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    Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services
    cwilson@jfslv.org

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    Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services
    cwilson@jfslv.org

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    Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services
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