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.
Join JFS Clinical Psychologist Bruce Sachs, Ph.D., for a series of free workshops for older adults. Workshop topics include:
- Workshop 1: The use of personal past to move forward in our lives.
- Workshop 2: How to keep my spirit up when my body is aching.
- Workshop 3: Don’t let fear keep you from growing & Using our mind to add life to our years
|College Avenue Center
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120
Workshop One: June 15th
Workshop Two: June 22nd
Workshop Three: June 29th
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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.
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