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August 02, 2021

New Local Home Sharing Service “HomeShare ATL”  Connects Seniors with Housemates

New Local Home Sharing Service “HomeShare ATL” Connects Seniors with Housemates

ATLANTA (August 2, 2021) – Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) of Atlanta launched HomeShare ATL, a matching service for older adults and home sharers in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties.   Read More

July 30, 2021

Atlanta One of 32 Cities to Receive Emergency Services for Holocaust Survivors Thanks to National Matching Initiative

Atlanta One of 32 Cities to Receive Emergency Services for Holocaust Survivors Thanks to National Matching Initiative

ATLANTA –July 2021 – As the pandemic passes its year mark, Holocaust survivors across the U.S. continue to face new and renewed daily struggles. Covid-19 has only further exacerbated and enhanced the challenges that this vulnerable population faces.… Read More

July 29, 2021

When is it Time to Find a Geriatric Care Manager for Your Older Adult Parent?

When is it Time to Find a Geriatric Care Manager for Your Older Adult Parent?

How do you know when it's time to look for Geriatric Care Management Assistance for older adults? If any of the following scenarios sound like your situation, consider calling 1-866-AGE-WELL to learn more about Geriatric Care Management. Read More

July 23, 2021

How You Can Use Music to Improve Your Memory

How You Can Use Music to Improve Your Memory

Have you ever been driving along, an old song comes on the radio, and you are immediately taken back to a memory of your past? Maybe you were listening to Britney Spears when you first found out you were pregnant with your first child. Or maybe you… Read More

July 08, 2021

Brian and Leonard Meet In Person for the First Time

Brian and Leonard Meet In Person for the First Time

One Good Deed, a program of Aviv Older Adult Service, matches volunteers with older adults for friendship and companionship. Since 2006, more than 500 matches have been made. Here is an example of such a match that was recently highlighted in The… Read More

June 25, 2021

Five Timeless Books to Read Alongside Your Older Adult Friend

Five Timeless Books to Read Alongside Your Older Adult Friend

In the age of COVID-19, it can be difficult to find ways to connect with our older adult friends without breaking social distance guidelines. One pandemic-safe option, however, is to read and discuss a book with your friend! Read More

June 22, 2021

The Sandwich Generation During COVID

The Sandwich Generation During COVID

COVID-19 has been especially hard for the Sandwich Generation - three generation families. According to JF&CS Geriatric Care Management Manager Debbi Dooley, parents of school-aged children who have also been caring for their aging parents have been… Read More

June 18, 2021

Three Free Services and Financial Benefits for Holocaust Survivors

Three Free Services and Financial Benefits for Holocaust Survivors

At Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta, we provide a wide array of social services and assistance to holocaust survivors residing in the Southeast. Read More

June 07, 2021

Why You Should Consider Sharing Your Home

Why You Should Consider Sharing Your Home

This year, our Aviv Older Adult Services department launched a new program: HomeShare ATL. The program matches older adults with homeseekers (or homeowners!) to provide a private bedroom, bathroom, and shared living space in exchange for rent or… Read More

June 02, 2021

Providing Layers of Support for Older Adults

Providing Layers of Support for Older Adults

Mrs. Rebecca Greene* is a 90 year old Jewish older adult. She called Federation, looking for help for assistance paying her rent. She was referred to JF&CS where she received help with more than just rent assistance. Read More

June 01, 2021

Cherie Aviv Continues to Bring Cheer to Holocaust Survivors Throughout the Pandemic

Cherie Aviv Continues to Bring Cheer to Holocaust Survivors Throughout the Pandemic

“I love this mask. It is the only one that fits me,” said a Holocaust survivor who received a cute mask with an apple pattern for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. A survivor’s granddaughter shared, “My grandmother adored the napkins picturing the Seder… Read More

April 23, 2021

AgeWell Atlanta Event: Running Around Jerusalem

AgeWell Atlanta Event: Running Around Jerusalem

'Running Around Jerusalem' will take you on virtual guided tours through the iconic city of Jerusalem. Join the creators Michael and Daniel live from Israel on May 12, 2021 from 3 PM - 4 PM for this specially modified class for our AgeWell Atlanta… Read More

February 05, 2021

Celebrating 15 Years of One Good Deed

Celebrating 15 Years of One Good Deed

Congratulations to One Good Deed on a huge milestone; celebrating 15 years of making matches between older adults and volunteers. Founded in 2006, and led by Sharon Spiegelman and Vivienne Kurland, One Good Deed, a program of Aviv Older Adult… Read More

November 23, 2020

COVID Brings More Loneliness to Seniors

COVID Brings More Loneliness to Seniors

“People need so much support right now that our care management and all of our Aviv Older Adult Services at JF&CS are bulging at the seams because people really are seeking out support for their elders. Especially for people who don’t drive and… Read More

November 23, 2020

Our Elder Population Needs Your Help

Our Elder Population Needs Your Help

Older adults feel even more isolated than they have in previous years because of social distancing precautions, which have proven helpful with regards to remaining safe during the pandemic, but also bring underlying issues that negatively affect the… Read More

September 22, 2020

How Do You Keep Your Brain Healthy During COVID-19?

How Do You Keep Your Brain Healthy During COVID-19?

Georgia Gunter, Geriatric Care Manager at JF&CS Atlanta, shares tips for older adults on how to keep their brain active and healthy during the pandemic. Read More

September 04, 2020

Better Together: A Partnership Between Meals On Wheels Atlanta and Aviv Older Adult Services – a Program of JF&CS

Better Together: A Partnership Between Meals On Wheels Atlanta and Aviv Older Adult Services – a Program of JF&CS

“Through our partnership with Meals On Wheels Atlanta, we have been able to serve clients more comprehensively, providing better coordination of care, doing what each of our organizations does best. It’s definitely a win-win for everyone!” says… Read More

September 03, 2020

Pop-up Concerts Delight Isolated Seniors

Pop-up Concerts Delight Isolated Seniors

August 19, 2020 - AJTBob Bahr wrote how one pop-up concert honored an immigrant's anniversary. Read More

January 22, 2020

Workout Your Brain!

Workout Your Brain!

What is the BrainHealth Bootcamp, and how can it help me? Read More