Older Adult Services

We care about you

Jewish Family Services at The Reuben Center (JFS) offers a range of services and resources to support and assist individuals aged 60 and above and their families as they adapt to the aging process. These available services are designed to enable seniors to continue living independently at home, addressing the current trend and desire for older adults to age in place.

    

Each situation is addressed in a professional and confidential manner and with respect for the individuality and independence of each person. Whenever possible, both the client and family are involved in deciding upon the best care options.

 

Although services are provided by Jewish agencies dedicated to the needs of the Jewish elderly, all services are available to persons of any religion, race, nationality, ethnic group and income level. Contact us today at (317) 259-6822.

Our Programs & Services

Case Management

Contact JFS Social Workers for individualized assistance and wraparound services.

We may be able to assist you with:

  • Housing
  • In-home assistance
  • Subsidized homemaker services
  • Food access (coordination of meal deliveries, Popsie’s Pantry, SNAP applications and other resources)
  • Transportation solutions
  • Planning for aging in place
  • Budgeting, resource management, and benefit coordination
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance navigation
  • Medical Alert
  • Chaplaincy outreach
  • Trauma care
  • Mental health services
  • Caregiver and extended family support

Homemaker Services

Assistance with light housekeeping and laundry.

JFS is proud to partner with local providers to offer homemaking help for older adults and adults with disabilities in their homes. Subsidies available based on a sliding fee scale.

Free Legal Aid Clinic

Wills and Advance Planning

 

JFS is proud to partner with a local law firm to offer an annual free legal clinic. Lawyers may be able to help with:

  • Creating a will, which allows you to plan for your family’s future
  • Appointing a financial and/or healthcare power of attorney
  • Creating a living will and other advance directives

 

This event is for adults age 55 and older or individuals with disabilities and will only assist with advance care planning.

Social Programs and Activities

JFS organizes programs and activities geared towards active older adults, such as lunch outings, museum visits and the theater. Programs offered vary throughout the year.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact Sally Catlin at (317) 536-1475.

Personal Emergency Response Button (PERS)

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), also known as Medical Emergency Response Systems, let you call for help in an emergency by simply pushing a button. 

 

At JFS, we have secured a reduced, negotiated rate with a local provider.

Medical Equipment Lending Library

If you’re temporarily in need of medical equipment, we may be able to lend it to you for free. Call us for more information.

Ways to Give

Your donation to Jewish Family Services, the social services arm of the Jewish community, provides for so many in our community, including programs and services for older adults and seniors.

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Julie Sondhelm
Clinical Director
317-536-1476
jsondhelm@jfgi.org

Sally Catlin, MSW, LSW
Social Worker, Older Adult Services
scatlin@jfgi.org

Lori Moss
Executive Director
lmoss@jfgi.org