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Keeping Older Adults Active During the COVID-19 Crisis

We hope this video brings a smile to your face during these difficult times. On March 19,  Aviva from our Balboa Ave Older Adult Center recorded a chair exercise routine for her participants so they can stay healthy and connected while the Center is closed. A few days later, the wife of a Center participant sent us a clip she filmed of him keeping up with Aviva’s high-energy moves! Check it out below.

It’s incredibly important for us to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) through social distancing, but it can also be extremely isolating for older adults who rely on the companionship they receive at our Centers. So, that means we’re finding creative ways to keep them active, engaged, and connected at home. To see Aviva’s full exercise routine, visit

If you or someone you know needs assistance, call (858) 637-3210

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If you are able to support our efforts, please donate to our Emergency Assistance Fund. More than ever, we are counting on the community’s support as the urgent demand for services increases. Your gift will support JFS’s emergency service delivery, including the increased provision of home-delivered meals and free grocery and hygiene items, as well as direct financial assistance for the following items:

  • Rent & Mortgage Assistance
  • Medical Expenses
  • Food Expenses
  • Cleaning and Household Supplies
  • Medicine/Prescription Expenses
  • Childcare Expenses

From everyone at JFS, we hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and optimistic during these challenging times. Together, we will get through this.

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