Moving Forward Together

Resources For Older Adults During the COVID-19 Crisis

Stay connected and engaged to the JFS community from the comfort of your own home! Please enjoy these videos, activities, and helpful resources while we practice social 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/.

Music with Zack David

One of our regular entertainers at our Older Adult Centers, musician Zack David, recorded a 45-minute concert for everyone to enjoy. Check him out at www.zackdavid.com.

Laura Zambo Flores

Laura sings your favorite songs form the 1930s to the 1970s. A performance for all the JFS senior homies. Watch her video here.

Mark A Flores

A performance for the dancing crew at Jewish Family Service’s Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center. Watch his 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


Colleen Cook, Dementia Specialist, Jewish Family Service


Tracey Truscott, Clinical Social Worker, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UCSD


See all upcoming Conversations here.