Stay connected and engaged to the JFS community from the comfort of your home! Please enjoy these videos, activities, and helpful resources while we practice physical distancing and protect the health of our community.
Exercise with Aviva
Check out this hour-long chair exercise routine that Aviva, our Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center Coordinator, put together to keep you active and healthy at home. Follow along here: https://www.jfssd.org/exercise/.
Mark A Flores Once Again Performs for the JFS Crew
Mark sings more favorites, but also shares a bit more history about the songwriters that gave us all of this wonderful music. Watch his new video here.
How-To Videos For Video Calls and Online Shopping
Want to stay virtually connected to loved ones or have groceries delivered to your door? These easy how-to guides will teach you to use tools like FaceTime and Amazon so you can become a digital expert in no time. See all how-to guides here: https://www.candootech.com/howto-offerings.
Resources For Caregivers
How To Talk To A Loved One With Dementia About COVID-19
Teepa Snow, founder of the world-renowned Positive Approach to Care, shares tips on how to have a compassionate conversation with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia while we practice social distancing. Click here to watch the video.
Dementia Caregiving During the COVID-19 Outbreak
JFS is hosting a series of free virtual community conversations to help San Diegans meet the many challenges of coping with the coronavirus pandemic. On April 8, we hosted a conversation on finding emotional support and stress management as a dementia care partner, staying connected to isolated loved ones, creating a safety plan, and accessing local resources for additional support. All the resources from this event are listed below:
Amy Abrams, Director of Education, Alzheimer’s San Diego
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and information for dementia caregivers
- Cognitively Stimulating Activities You Can Do at Home (blog post)
- Tips for Staying Healthy (blog post)
- The Emergency Self-Care Tip Sheet
Colleen Cook, Dementia Specialist, Jewish Family Service
- Christy Turner, the Dementia Sherpa website and link to her “Alzheimer’s Podcast”
- Teepa Snow website
- Dementia Friends USA
- Dementia Friends Movement in San Diego
- Describes a “Vial of Life”
- Example of an actual Vial of Life
Tracey Truscott, Clinical Social Worker, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UCSD
See all upcoming Conversations here.