Jewish Family Services of Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services

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Description and Services
Description (Service) Programs and services for seniors 
 
Kosher Meals on Wheels: delivers Kosher meals weekly to seniors and adults with disabilities and convalescents * frozen and fresh meals 
 
Leisure Activities and Meal Programs: meals in a social setting * referrals to other leisure programs for active seniors * weekly social program for Russian Seniors 
 
Transportation: transportation for medical appointments and shopping for seniors and adults with disabilities 
 
Friendly Visiting: offers regular visits by volunteers to isolated seniors living at home 
 
Teleshalom: Tele-assurance links a volunteer caller with a senior and adults with disabilities living alone by means of a daily telephone call * if there is no answer, an emergency system ensures the client is not at risk 
 
Community Chaplain: a Rabbi visit to Jewish seniors and palliative clients living in long-term care facilities 
 
Home Visits and system navigation: social workers go to the senior's home to provide an assessment of needs and referrals to appropriate services 
 
Caregiver Support: therapeutic counselling to a caregiver or a family member who has an emotional, behavioural, mental health, or severe stress problem that is impeding their ability to provide care and support for the client * time limited and goal directed 
 
Long Distance Caregiver Support: guidance for adult children who live in other cities and have concerns for their Ottawa parents' well being or for those who have parents living outside of Ottawa 
 
Claims Conference: compensation, home care and social work services available to Jewish victims of the Holocaust * application required
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm * Fri 9 am-1:30 pm, Winter * Fri 9 am-3 pm, Summer
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 65 year(s) and up 
 
Jewish seniors 65 years and older
Application Call to apply
Languages English ; Russian ; Yiddish
Fees Service - Vary according to the program, volunteer services are free, professional services are fee for service
Service Categories Activities of Daily Living Assessment ; Caregiver Counselling ; Case/Care Management ; Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites ; Disability Related Transportation ; Escort Programs ; Friendly Outreach Programs ; Geriatric Counselling ; Housekeeping Assistance ; Kosher Food ~ Home Delivered Meals ; Pastoral Care ; Personal Care ; Senior Ride Programs ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Jewish Community ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues ; Telephone Reassurance
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-722-2225 ext 392
Fax 613-722-7570
E-Mail info@jfsottawa.com
Website www.jfsottawa.com
Primary Contact Lisa Rossman, Manager; Email: lrossman@jfsottawa.com
Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Bogdonov, Volunteer Recruiter; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 315; Email: lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com
Primary Executive Mark Zarecki, Executive Director; Phone: 613-722-2225 ext 305
Names
Alternate Name JFS
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
2255 Carling Ave, Ste 300
Ottawa, ON K2B 7Z5
 
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Intersection Woodroffe Ave and Carling Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Established 1980
Funding Provincial - Champlain Local Health Integration Network ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119239358RR0001 ; United Way ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation * Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Elections The Board of Directors is elected
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by the Canadian Family Services Accreditation Program

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