FOR SENIORS

Getting older is just a part of life-- you don't age out, you age in! At the Greensboro Jewish Federation, we believe in taking care of the senior population as we would our own parents and grandparents. We help them live with dignity, purpose, and connectedness, and support them in facing the challenges and opportunities of aging independently.

At the Greensboro Jewish Federation, we understand, honor, and respect the aging process. We are dedicated to ensuring older adults live a safe, active, and healthy life. Our many programs allow older adults to maintain their independence throughout the aging process- and have fun while doing it!

It is the enduring belief of the Greensboro Jewish Federation that understanding grows out of shared experiences, and stories are often the best way to foster such experiences. 

Get Involved

Many seniors in our community participate benefit from programs and activities provided by Jewish Family Services. Some of these great events include:

Yiddish Club: Do you speak Yiddish? Even a bissel? Join the group on Mondays at Jewish Family Services from 2-3 pm.

Chai Notes: This unique program meets with groups and individuals to promote increased socialization and enjoyment through Jewish music and the arts. Participants in Chai Notes programs, such as the Senior Choir or events focusing on the arts, get to share their passion with a Jewish perspective intertwined.To contact Katy Claussen, Chai Notes Program Facilitator, email kclaussen@shalomgreensboro.org or call 852-4829, ext. 228.

Volunteer Services: We have an array of activities that can ehlp an older adult, as well as opportunities for older adults to assist others. Friendly visitors, delivering holiday gift bags, helping with Shabbat, and many more. Contact the Jewish Family Services volunteer coordinator at 852-4829, ext. 227 for more information and to sign up.

Holiday Celebrations: Jewish Family Services holds holiday celebrations around town and at facilities to celebrate with residents, their families, and the Jewish community. Contact JFS at 336-852-4829, ext. 222 or review the community calendar for upcoming events.

Triad Jewish Film Festival: More than just "a night at the movies," the Triad Jewish Film Festival is contemporary storytelling with the ability to impact the way audiences feel, think and behave after leaving the theater. Community members fill sold-out theaters every year for this annual event. 

ESL Classes: An English as a Second Language program promoting both language skills and socialization is offered weekly through the academic year and every other week in the summer for older adults from the Former Soviet Union.  

Resources for Seniors

At Jewish Family Services, we understand, honor, and respect the aging process. We are dedicated to ensuring older adults live a safe, active, and healthy life. Our many programs allow older adults to maintain their independence throughout the aging process- and have fun while doing it! CLICK HERE for more information about Information and Referral, clinical services, the JFS van, the Congregational Nurse program, and other opportunities through Jewish Family Services. 

Consider Planned Giving

Jewish tradition teaches that one of our key duties is to make the world a better place for future generations. Chances are you already donate generously to the Jewish charitable organizations of your choice. But have you considered including those organizations in your will, so you can continue to make a difference for generations to come?

Whether you use a will or other estate planning vehicle, your generosity can do a world of good. Your legacy can reflect everything that is most important and meaningful to you. The legacy planning process can engender heartfelt conversations with your family and build bonds with your partners in the community.

The act of creating a legacy empowers you to complete the work of your heart, and to enjoy the peace that it brings. You are assured that your work will continue and the Jewish future will be bright.

Everyone has a unique family and financial situation. Your legacy gift of any size can be designed to match your personal circumstances. Options include:

  • A simple charitable bequest
  • An outright gift using appreciated assets or cash
  • An IRA or pension plan
  • A life insurance policy
  • A charitable gift annuity
  • A charitable remainder trust

Or, to learn how to establish a Create a Jewish Legacy program in our community CLICK HERE.