Meeting the physical, spiritual and social needs of our community through cultural training, education and programming to caregiving organizations.

In lieu of dedicated Jewish senior independent,
assisted living and nursing facilities in Washtenaw
County, ElderLink offers dynamic programming to
organizations committed to providing culturally
conscientious care to their communities.
Improvement in cultural competence has been
shown to contribute to client and staff referrals,
acquisition and retention.

Supporting your clients’ ability to maintain their cultural
practices…

  • allows for easier adaptation to new
    environment
  • allows for continuity of previous life activities
  • allows for maintenance of familiar roles and
    adoption of new ones
  • results in high life satisfaction and well-being

    Proceeds from the ElderLink program directly support the caring, feeding, transporting, resettling, educating, training and support of vulnerable citizens in Washtenaw County.

TRAININGS FOR ELDERLINK PARTNERS COVER THESE TOPICS AND MORE:

  • Judaism 101: Culture & History
  • Jewish Holidays and Celebrations
  • Issues specific to Jewish Older Adults
  • Local Jewish Community resources
  • Kosher and Kosher-style dining options
  • Materials for holiday celebration, including
    Judaica items and music

ELDERLINK PARTNER BENEFITS:

  • Advertising space in JFS lobby
  • Ongoing recognition of partnership with logo on JFS website
  • Dedicated partnership post in JFS newsletter (These “advertorials” can highlight the trainings/parties/activities you are doing)
  • Collaboration to meet the unique needs of individual residents
  • ElderLink certification sticker for lobbies and sales offices