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Serving Older Adults

3 Calls for Action to Fight Food Insecurity

In the heart of our vibrant community here in Rochester lies a struggle that affects thousands of families every day: food insecurity. Read more for three actionable steps you can take to combat food insecurity and build a more resilient community for all.

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Empowering Communities Through Place-Based Care

Across the nation, place-based interventions have gained traction as a promising approach to human services. Research indicates that such initiatives not only improve access to support and resources but also foster social cohesion, reduce disparities, and enhance overall community well-being.

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5 Ways Older Adults Can Combat Social Isolation

Social isolation and loneliness have a serious impact on people’s longevity, physical and mental health, and quality of life. Aging care experts at JFS Rochester offer ways for older adults to combat social isolation and make meaningful connections.

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2023 Ageism Awareness Day

Aging Good…Ageism Bad

Read our guest blog from The American Society on Aging. Ageism Awareness Day on Saturday, October 7, 2023, is an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society and how we can reframe aging in our communities.

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Holocaust Survivor Support

JFS supports 80 Holocaust survivors in Monroe County with care management services and access to emergency and quality-of-life supports including dental, vision, medical, home essentials, transportation, emergency homecare, rent, home repair, utilities, and food.

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Aging Counseling

The Counseling Center at JFS offers services for aging adults and their caregivers to address the unique challenges that come with aging and caring for older loved ones. Our experienced therapists work with older adults and their caregivers to improve communication, navigate complex medical and social systems, and promote emotional wellbeing and quality of life for all involved.

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Caregiver Support

Part of JFS Rochester’s commitment to our area’s aging population is offering support for caregivers, helping to reduce stress, provide safe and appropriate care, alleviate ongoing or emergency financial burden, and provide a sense of community.

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Connections for Older Adults

The Friendly Connections and JFS Connects programs both support ongoing connections for Rochester’s older adults to help them avoid the damaging effects of issolation and play an active role in our community. Friendly Connections connects older adults with volunteers that offer a check-in, and provide comfort and companionship. JFS Connects joins seniors with new friends in our community and beyond via a Virtual Senior Center.

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The NORC at Ellison Park

The JFS Rochester NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) program uses an innovative model for aging in place in your own home. NORC seniors continue to grow and learn, maintain their independence, and enhance their quality of life by making new friends and actively participating in their community.

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EISEP Aging Care Management

Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) is a state and county funded service that provides care management, subsidized home care, and other services to help older adults stay independent in the community and delay higher levels of care that require Medicaid support.

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