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Older Adult Services

Older Adult Services

JFS believes in promoting dignity. 

 

We partner with community agencies, hospitals, pharmacies and attorneys to ensure our older adult clients receive just the right services and support to maintain independence and dignity throughout their lives.

We offer numerous skilled, supportive services, including:

Resource Advocacy

JFS partners with many community agencies to help our clients access resources available to them in Washtenaw County. JFS assists clients in enrolling in Medicare/Medicaid, accessing financial resources and other benefits, exploring caregiver and senior living options, and other programs in the area.  

Aging in Place Services

Navigating the complex array of services available to older adults who may have chronic, progressive illnesses and those in need can be confusing and frustrating. JFS Older Adult Services staff can help families and individuals find appropriate, available resources and alleviate barriers to access - including lack of knowledge, language skills, etc. JFS caseworkers can help enroll clients in the Community Living Program (CLP) through AAA 1-B.

Caregiver Services

JFS works closely with caregivers both locally and long-distance to ensure their loved ones are receiving proper services. Our programs provide the educational and emotional support necessary to give caregivers peace of mind no matter where they live.

  • Caregiver Consultations: sessions with a licensed social worker with the goal of creating the best care plan possible for the older adult and his/her caregiver utilizing local resources.
  • Caregiver Conversations, a monthly support and educational group is facilitated by an experienced social worker and is held at JFS where peers share experiences and support. This group is open, and all are welcome. RSVPs are encouraged. Please email info@jfsannarbor.org for more information.

Call JFS 734-769-0209 and ask for the Older Adult Services department for more information and to set up an appointment.

Friendly Visitors

These volunteers provide companionship and socialization opportunities to isolated older adults. Volunteers meet once per month (or more if agreed upon by both volunteer and older adult) with older adults in their homes, and participate in activities ranging from playing board games, to sitting and chatting, to taking walks or going on short outings. All volunteers are carefully screened, matched, interviewed and trained before working with older adult clients. In addition to adult volunteers, older teens (16+) are welcomed as Friendly Visitors, and often develop a special “surrogate grandparent/child” relationship that can involve the entire family.

If you are an older adult seeking a Friendly Visitor, contact us by calling (734)769-0209 or emailing info@jfsannarbor.org for more details, or to make an appointment.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Friendly Visitor, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@jfsannarbor.org.