At Jewish Family Service, we understand, honor, and respect the aging process. We are dedicated to ensuring older adults live a safe, active, and healthy life. Our many programs allow older adults to maintain their independence throughout the aging process.
Looking for Help?
Call the JFS Older Adult HelpLine at (858) 637-3040 to get the support and information you need. We'll talk you through an initial assessment and help you find the best program and services to fit your needs. We can help connect you with residential and housing options, meal programs, social programs, counseling and support groups, homemaker and care services, transportation, care management services, and more.
Free next Thursday? Join us for a group date at the San Diego JCC.
FREE SCREENING — The Age of Love
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Thursday, March 30 | 10:30am–12:30pm
RSVP (858) 362-1141
Shuttle transportation to the screening, followed by lunch at Westfield UTC, provided by On the Go. Call (858) 637-7320 by March 23rd to reserve your spot!
THE STORY: The Age of Love follows the funny, poignant, and amorous adventures of thirty intrepid New York seniors who sign up for the first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90- year olds. Watch the movie trailer.
Intrigued? Mark your calendars for speed-dating in April, plus a Senior Dance Party in June! Sign up lists will be circulating at the screening.
Join JFS Clinical Psychologist Bruce Sachs, Ph.D., for a series of free workshops for older adults. Workshop topics include:
- Workshop 1: Using our mind to add life to our years
- Workshop 2: The use of personal past to move forward in our lives
- Workshop 3: How to keep my spirit up when my body is aching
- Workshop 4: Don’t let fear keep you from growing
Choose from three convenient dates and locations.
|College Avenue Center
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120
Workshop One: June 8th
Workshop Two: June 15th
Workshop Three: June 22nd
Workshop Four: June 29th
|Oceanside Senior Center
455 Country Club Lane
Oceanside, CA 92054
Workshop One: April 19th
Workshop Two: April 26th
Workshop Three: May 3rd
Workshop Four: May 10th
|North County Inland Center
15905 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064
Workshop One: July 13th
Workshop Two: July 27th
Workshop Three: August 10th
Workshop Four: August 24th
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6 Steps to Prevent a Fall
1 in 3 older adults fall every year in the U.S. The National Council on Aging has created this informative video outlining six easy steps to help prevent a fall.
Programs and Services
Bereavement Services - JFS has a number of resources available to help with many of
the decisions faced by families and friends after the death of a loved
Bikkur Holim Friendly Visitor
- Friendly volunteers bring joy, conversation, community connection,
and friendship to isolated Jewish older adults and homebound/ill
Counseling - We’re here to help you sort out the challenges in your life — and find the energy and strength to move forward. We take a more hands-on, proactive, work-together approach—arising from years of professional clinical experience. Find individual counseling and support groups to meet your needs.
Creating Opportunities for Older Persons (Co-Op) - We bring social programming and activities to residents in naturally occurring retirement communities.
Employment & Career Services - Are you unemployed? Underemployed? Changing careers? Ready to re-enter the workforce? Employment & Career Services can provide you with the tools you need to land your next job.
Foodmobile - Our dedicated volunteers deliver hot nutritious Kosher meals to isolated older adults and younger homebound disabled adults.
Geriatric Care Management
- Our professional care managers are experts in the field of aging.
They help manage the growing and complex demands and responsibilities of
caring for you or your loved one.
Home Not Alone - Trained volunteers help older adults age 60+ maintain their independence and engage them in social and leisure activities. Volunteers provide companionship, transportation, light housekeeping, simple meal preparation, grocery shopping, laundry help, paperwork organization, and more.
JFS Fix-It Service - Trained and screened volunteers provide home safety modifications and minor home repairs for older adults age 60 and over.
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Social & Wellness Centers
Our Social & Wellness Centers provide a fun location to exercise your mind, body, and spirit through a variety of social, recreational, and educational programming. All three provide Kosher lunches, daily activities, and transportation through our On the Go service.
On the Go - On the Go provides group and individual transportation solutions for older adults to medical and personal appointments, community events, Social & Wellness Centers, shopping centers, organized excursions, and more.
Serving Older Holocaust Survivors (SOS) - We are dedicated to ensuring our community’s Holocaust survivors spend their older adult years living in safe, positive, and healthy environments.
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JOAN & IRWIN JACOBS CAMPUS
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
All communication is strictly confidential.
Referral Application for vendors serving the elderly click here