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Eldercare & 60+
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Alzheimer's and Dementia Community Conference
Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders: Latest Research and Treatment

Sunday, September 14 • 2-5 p.m.
Congregation B’nai Israel
160 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, New Jersey

Presenters:

Dr. Lawrence Honig, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians
and Surgeons, NY in the Division of Aging and Dementia, Taub Institute for
Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain.

Cynthia Epstein, LCSW, social worker and clinical investigator for the New York University
Caregiver Intervention Program at the NYU Langone Center, NY. She counsels family
caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s Disease who seek cognitive evaluation and
participate in psychosocial interventions at the NYU Aging and Dementia Research

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Federation is a leader in the aging in place movement

ABOUT US

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has been a leader in the “aging in place” movement.  The goal of aging in place programs is to help older adults remain in the community as safely and comfortably as possible.  Between 2005 and 2012 Federation developed LIVE (Lifelong Involvement for Vital Elders) in partnership with Jewish communal agencies, host municipalities, civic groups, and other providers. LIVE programs in Parsippany, Verona and Caldwell focused on community organization as well as coordination and provision of services to well and frail elderly. These programs inform our work throughout Greater MetroWest.
ElderLink

Families and caregivers needing answers to broader eldercare questions and help with community resources can contact Elderlink – a portal to all Greater MetroWest services for older adults and their families. Elderlink can be reached at (973) 765-9050 or via email at elderlink@jfsmetrowest.org. Visit the elderlink website at www.elderlinkmetrowest.org.

Elderlink has received generous funding from Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish Family Service and was established with initial funding from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

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The joy of grandparenting

The joy of grandparenting

New Jersey Jewish News (12/18/13)

Twenty years ago my husband and I had an unexpected visit from our daughter and son-in-law. We were very surprised to see them march into our house carrying two balloons, one pink, the other blue. They were having trouble containing their excitement and their grins stretched across their faces. Perhaps it took me a split second to figure out what was going on. It took my husband a few seconds longer. A baby, our first grandchild, was on its way. And we were going to be known as “grandpa” and “grandma” before too long. It was surely a very exciting day that has been followed by so many more wonderful experiences and yes, more grandchildren. more
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Transportation Options

Transportation Options

The ability to get around is critical to remaining active and engaged. New Jersey enjoys the benefits of an excellent public transportation system that offers a safe and economical way to visit family and friends and to travel to stores, restaurants, doctors’ offices, and many other destinations. The guides below offer extensive information on transportation resources in Caldwell, Verona, South Orange, and West Orange. Each guide provides town-specific information along with general transportation information to help individuals understand and utilize the many available resources.

Caldwell LIVE Guide to Public Transportation

Veron LIVE Guide to Public Transportation

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Metro Transport provides transportation to the elderly and disabled

Metro Transport helps older adults in the community

Metro Transport provides transportation to elderly and disabled clients for both medical and social purposes regardless of their   ability to pay. The project – a community-wide, collaborative effort between   five Jewish community agencies – began in response to the realization that lack   of access to appropriate, affordable transportation is one of the most serious issues facing seniors.
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MetroWest CARES Partner Agencies

Daughters of Israel (DOI) is the only Jewish long-term skilled nursing and residential care facility in Greater MetroWest. It offers the most modern and comprehensive services including long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, memory care, hospice/palliative care, respite stays, and living with assistance. Housed at Daughters of Israel, Metro Transport provides transportation to adults 60+ in Essex and parts of Morris and Union counties.

JCC of Central New Jersey is committed to providing social, recreational, educational and cultural programs and humanitarian services for individuals and families through all phases of life. The Senior Social Program provides older adults with a wide range of activities including recreation, exercise, intellectually stimulating programs, special entertainment and trips. A hot kosher lunch is prepared in-house.

JCC MetroWest (JCC) has been providing educational, social, cultural, and fitness programs for over 130 years. Its William Margulies Senior Center offers cultural and recreational opportunities in a four-day-a-week program geared to the older adults. The JCC also coordinates kosher lunch and meals-on-wheels programs and offers senior groups in seven senior satellite centers.

JESPY House is a program enabling adults with learning and developmental to achieve their full potential and lead independent lives. As clients age, services are adapted to meet their changing needs. Over 70 skilled staff members are devoted to meeting the needs of more than 150 clients

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ (JCF) The source for planned giving and endowment opportunities in the MetroWest Jewish community.

Jewish Community Housing Corporation (JCHC) develops and manages housing with services for adults 62 or older in Morris and Essex counties. JCHC’s goal is to provide a positive, nurturing, and enriching Jewish environment to its residents.

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ and Jewish Family Service of MetroWest offer a range of client-centered health and social services delivered by compassionate professionals to enhance the independence and well-being of adults and their families as they navigate through the complexities of the aging process.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ helps all Jews in need and connects individuals or families of any age or stage of life to a community of Jewish people in ways that are personally meaningful to them. The Eldercare Services Department oversees MetroWest CARES, whose mission is to create and maintain a community in which adults 60+ live and thrive.

Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of MetroWest (JSDD) provides kosher supportive residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities who require assistance and support in order to live in the community, and strives promotes opportunities for their integration into the Jewish and general communities.

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest is a community-based health and human service organization. Through the Ronald I. Coun Center for Creative Maturity, JVS offers homecare, minor home modifications, citizenship services, employment counseling, and vocational rehabilitation.

Joint Chaplaincy Committee of Greater MetroWest provides professionally trained chaplains who visit Jewish individuals, offering them and their family pastoral and spiritual care and guidance in settings including hospitals, nursing homes, senior residences, hospices, county mental health facilities, group homes for people with developmental disabilities ,private homes, and assisted living facilities.

YM-YWHA strives to enrich the life of the Jewish and general community by developing and implementing recreational, educational, cultural, physical, and social programs. Highlights include a hot, glatt kosher lunch program and Life Long Learning university-level courses sponsored through Union County College.


For more detailed information about programs and services offered to adults 60+ download our brochure.

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It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement; and in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but is even richer.

—Cicero, 106-43 B.C.

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Resources for Caregivers

There are numerous resources for caregivers to provide support and information to assist them in their role as caregiver.

» JFS MetroWest Elderlink
» JFS Central
» The Informed Caregiver: An Education Series for Caregivers of Aging Loved Ones
» State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services
» NJ State ADRC

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Continuum of Care for Adults 60+

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and its partner agencies provide a continuum of services to adults 60+ and caregivers. Please choose a link below for select listing by category. For a complete guide to programs and services offered download the Greater MetroWest CARES Brochure (PDF).

Basics
Home Delivered Meals
Caregiver Support
Transportation
Home Care

Maintaining Independence
Case Management/Geriatric Assessment
Home Repair
Kosher Nutrition
Job Training

Giving Back
Donation of Goods
Estate Planning
Volunteer Activities

Housing Options in MetroWest
Alternative Housing
Assisted Living
Long Term Care
Alzheimer's Special Care

Spirituality & Chaplaincy
Bereavement
Chaplaincy & Religious Support
Indigent Burials
Wellness and Sprituality

Additional Resources
State  National

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Family, friends, and neighbors act as caregivers for the elderly throughout our communities. Often they work alone and are the only support mechanism available for those most in need. Many do this in addition to multiple other responsibilities — job, family, home, children. Caregivers may provide care full-time, part-time, or long distance.

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MetroWest CARES

MetroWest CARES (Committee Addressing Resources for Eldercare Services) is a collaborative effort of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and its agencies to create a continuum of care for the elderly; a comprehensive, consumer-oriented network of services, including physical and mental health care, spiritual health and well being, social and vocational services, advocacy, transportation, and housing. more
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Parsippany LIVE calendar

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Eldercare Volunteer Opportunities
Find the right volunteer project for you!

For more information on volunteering with older adults, contact:
Rachel Cohen

(973) 929-3193
rcohen@jfedgmw.org

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