Community-Based Programs for Older Adults

Community-Based Programs for Older Adults


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Jay and Rose Phillips Aging Care & Connections

This program coordinates with city staff and other local senior service organizations with the intent of enriching the physical and emotional well-being of older adults by providing wellness, recreational, and social engagement opportunities. In addition, care managers provide access to outside community resources and agencies including mental health services to combat social isolation. Current sites include Edgewater, Wheat Ridge, and the JCC Denver.

Contact:

Buffy Sophinos, JD, MSW

Buffy Sophinos, JD, MSWJay and Rose Phillips Aging Care & Connections Community Services Program Coordinator

Ph: 720.248.4665
Email Me
 

JFS at the JCC

Jewish Family Service provides social, recreational, educational, and health programming to older adults at the JCC. Through Volunteers of America, JFS at the JCC also offers a kosher lunch (Tuesday through Friday) and has become a popular gathering site for Jewish and non-Jewish seniors who come to share a meal, enjoy other activities, and connect with others in the Jewish community. These services are funded in part by JEWISHcolorado and Volunteers of America and generously hosted by JCC Denver.

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Contact:

Buffy Sophinos, JD, MSW

Buffy Sophinos, JD, MSWJay and Rose Phillips Aging Care & Connections Community Services Program Coordinator

Ph: 720.248.4665
Email Me

Para-chaplain Program

The JFS Para-chaplain Program reduces social isolation of Jewish residents of assisted living and nursing-care facilities through visitation and programs conducted by JFS para-chaplains and other volunteers. The program strengthens the connection between Jewish residents living in non-Jewish senior residential facilities and the Jewish community by arranging and leading religious services for Shabbat, High Holy Days, Hanukkah, and Passover. In addition, para-chaplains work with the staff at these facilities to sensitize them about the values, traditions, and holidays of Jewish residents.  

Contact:

Nancy Benyamin, CVA

Nancy Benyamin, CVAVolunteer Services Director

Ph: 720.248.4642
Email Me