Friday, May 21, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
ZOOM information will be sent via email prior to the event.
CARES is the department of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ that focuses on caring for our community's older adults. By gathering information about needs and trends, CARES informs Federation's planning and allocations process. CARES also creates a network among 11 local partners that provides direct services to seniors and enhances those services.
The CARES member partners provide a wide range of services to address a variety of interests and needs. Together, they provide a continuum of care to help older community members handle physical, mental health, and spiritual concerns and provide social and vocational opportunities as well as housing and transportation.
CARES seeks to create and maintain a community in which we all want to age.
Here in Greater MetroWest, we are fortunate to have a wide array of services available to older adults and the people who care about them. Often a good way to start learning about the various supports and assistance our local agencies provide is by contacting your local Jewish Family Service. JFS of Central NJ serves residents of Union County and parts of Somerset County. JFS of MetroWest serves residents of Essex, Morris, Sussex, southern Hudson, and northern Union counties
|Jewish Family Service of Central NJ
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
|Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ
265 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105
Florham Park, NJ 07932
This periodic newsletter will provide you with useful information about resources our Greater MetroWest Jewish community offers to older adults and to those who care about them. In this issue, we feature arts programs at the CARES constituent agencies. more
Links to some of the most frequently requested services can be found below. Please contact the agencies directly for further information about their services and fees.
Each of our area community centers runs programs for older adults. Please contact each community center for further information:
Transportation Service Provided To:
• Medical Appointments (routine appointments, chemotherapy/radiation, same day surgery, physical therapy)
• The JCC and Affiliated Senior Centers
• Nursing Homes and Hospital Visits
All of Essex County, Lower Union County (Summit and Springfield) and Lower Morris County (East Hanover, Florham Park, Morristown, and Whippany)
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Metro Transport is able to accommodate wheel chairs.
To Schedule a Trip:
Contact Metro Transport at (973) 325-1359 or email MetroTransport@daughtersofisrael.org. Please book your reservation at least three days prior to the date of your trip.
For further information, visit www.jvsnj.org or call (973) 674-6330.
For further information, please contact Marian Marlowe, the CARES Coordinator, at (973) 929-3051 or email@example.com.
JCC MetroWest, in collaboration with JFS MetroWest, is opening a new JCC Memory Center for Senior Citizens with memory impairment. The Center will be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and will be located at JCC MetroWest. For more information, contact Sharon Gordon: / (973) 530-3480
Center made possible due to the generous support of Jonathan Littman and the Healthcare Foundation of NJ.
Senior citizens – individuals 60 and over – are targeted more frequently by financial fraud and scams than any other age group. Today's seniors are prime targets of fraudsters for several reasons, starting with their financial assets. Members of their generation are most likely to have a substantial "nest egg," own their homes, or have excellent credit.
Greater 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. View brochure
CARES is grateful to the Iris Teen Tzedakah Program for a generous grant that supports the printing of the CARES Resource Guide. To obtain a hard copy of the Guide, call (973) 929-3051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFS of Central NJ runs an extensive Alzheimer’s and Dementia program, including support groups for caregivers, staff training, New York University Caregivers Intervention Program, and, most recently, a Memory Café. This venue will provide a light lunch, music and entertainment, and activities for both the caregivers and the client with the illness. This monthly event will take place at the Elizabeth office of JFS of Central NJ.