For a moderate fee, Alterman/JETS provides transportation for both older adults and adults with disabilities to and from work, doctor or other appointments, social outings, shopping or other destinations. Peak availability for rides is Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in several metro-Atlanta counties.
JF&CS’ Aviv Older Adult Services offers supportive individual and group counseling around such issues as depression, anxiety, grief, loss, caregiver stress and other difficult adjustments. Home visits make services accessible to those managing age-related changes. We also support counseling for palliative care clients.
Art Therapy offers a safe space to harness your creative awareness, promote self-growth and work through the obstacles in your life. An art therapist will assist you with developing a session unique to your needs, hopes and preferences.
The HPI program was created to address health and wellness challenges for low-income populations at risk for chronic disease, food insecurity and nutrition related- illness.
JF&CS’ Aviv Older Adult Services provides reparation assistance and social events for Holocaust Survivors and essential services, including personal care, housecleaning, home-delivered meals, transportation, medical and dental assistance, prescription assistance and emergency financial assistance to eligible Holocaust Survivors.
JF&CS’ Aviv Older Adult Services provides referrals to services you need in the community, such as assisted living, adult day care and home care, as well as other resources.
The MJCCA’s Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning is Atlanta’s largest adult Jewish education program. It features a broad range of diverse learning opportunities, including the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning curriculum. The JCC also offers a free Lunch ‘n Learn series, which presents local rabbis providing their unique perspectives on a range of topics.
The Kosher Food Pantry provides food and/or grocery gift cards for any community member struggling to meet basic needs and they are then better able to direct their limited resources towards other necessities such as housing, medicine and utilities. While we help all people we want our Jewish clients to feel confident that pantry items meet kasruth standards.
Services to Older Refugees focuses on providing education about and access to existing services in the community to refugees 60 years of age and older. JF&CS’ Aviv Older Adult Services works with senior citizen organizations to help them better serve refugees. The program also provides culturally appropriate activates to help combat loneliness and isolation.
Active seniors are invited to stimulate their imaginations with a wide range of unique culinary and arts classes offered at the MJCCA. For the literary audience, the MJCCA Literary Book Club meets monthly to analyze and review recent critically-acclaimed pieces of literature. Trips are also offered throughout the year. The hottest sport for active seniors at the MJCCA is Pickleball. This low-impact game combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton, in teams of two or four. Open play is offered throughout the week and tournaments take place bi-annually.
The MJCCA offers the Edgewise Speaker Series, a weekly informative talk from Atlanta business leaders and experts on various interesting topics. The Talking Heads Co-ed Discussion Group invites active seniors to share opinions and engage in lively discourse on a variety of subjects.
The Toco Hills NORC program is designed to help keep older adults safe in their homes and more fully engaged with one another and with their community. Our programs and services provide older adults with access to home safety improvements and enrichment opportunities that provide a sense of empowerment, and remove barriers to participation such as transportation, affordability, and lack of knowledge. In addition, the NORC helps increase the local community’s capacity to help support older adults who wish to age in place. Our NORC program provides a broad range of services that match the varied needs and interests of the older adults who live in the Toco Hills community and surrounding areas in DeKalb County.