Friends & Family

Get involved with the Friends and Family Society of Jewish Senior Life!

The Friends and Family Society of Jewish Senior Life provides social, cultural and inter-generational activities for older adults living in Jewish Senior Life residences. Through developing volunteer outreach, education and fundraising support, we are dedicated to enhancing the quality-of-life for our residents. We provide music, parties, field trips, musicals, an annual Chanukah party, ice cream socials, pizza parties – all complimentary events for our residents.

Your Membership Provides Help in the Following Ways:

  • Socialization, encouraging residents to come out and mingle with other residents
  • Decreases isolation, leading to an enhanced quality-of-life
  • Promotes interaction between residents and the community
  • Exposure to new ideas, encouraging the learning process
  • A forum for reminiscing
  • Allows our community to interact with our residents
  • Promotes understanding between generations
  • Promotes interests and challenges in new areas, broadening senior adults’ areas of interest

Opportunities for Adults

  1. Be a friendly visitor to a resident
  2. Serve refreshments at tea time
  3. Help at parties, special events such as Chanukah, holidays, special dinners
  4. Teach classes of your skills or interest (computer, knitting, woodwork, arts and crafts)
  5. Assist at the building store, café, nosh nook or gift shop
  6. Read to low vision residents
  7. Performance of your talent (playing music, leading singing)
  8. Lead group discussion (current events, book review, movie club, travel group, reminiscing activities)
  9. Visit the residents with your trained dog(s)
  10. Play board games, cards

Opportunities for Bar/Bat Mitzvah

  1. Help at parties, special events and holidays
  2. Read to residents with limited vision
  3. Play cards and board games
  4. Serve refreshments at tea time
  5. Assist in arts and crafts activities
  6. Help set and decorate a Sukkah
  7. Help with Focus Hope day
  8. Run classes of your skills or interest
  9. Performance of your talent