Masks are required when entering our building. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all clients, volunteers, and staff.

Older Adults

We provide services to help older adults remain independent in their communities for as long as they can function safely and effectively.
Older Adult Services:
5402 Arapaho Road
Dallas, TX 75248
Option 1: Call Intake

972-437-9950 x340

Leave a message on our confidential voicemail with name, phone number, and type of service requested. You may expect a call within 24-48 hours for an initial intake.

Option 2: Email Intake

Complete BOTH forms and email it to intake@jfsdallas.org. A staff member will contact you to complete any intake paperwork.

Services for Older Adults

COVID-19 Notice: Most services are currently virtual or over the phone due to the pandemic. Kosher Home Delivered Meals is operating with safety modifications in mind.


Assessment and Care Management

JFS professional staff assess the needs and capabilities of older adults, offering our own services, or making recommendations for physical care and living arrangements as appropriate.


Community Chaplaincy

Jewish Family Service offers the availability of a Community Chaplain for those who are interested in addressing issues of a spiritual nature—or adding a spiritual component to services they are already receiving at the agency.


Counseling and Psychotherapy for Individuals

Our licensed professionals offer one-on-one counseling to address the unique needs of older adults and to help them develop skills to better deal with these issues.


Counseling for Adult Children of Older Adults

Our professional staff help adult children of older adults better understand the needs of their parents and help them plan for the future.


Friendly Visitors

We have volunteers who visit isolated, homebound Older Adults once or twice a month for socialization. Clients are matched with a volunteer through a staff member. All volunteers are interviewed, vetted, and trained. During COVID-19 all Friendly Visitor visits are done over the phone or virtual. 


Guardianship

JFS acts as a legal guardian for people who can no longer make informed decisions and have no family members available to take over affairs on their behalf. Once we become the legal guardian for an individual, we are committed to acting just as a concerned family member would—for the rest of the individual’s life. We provide case management; advising on controversial issues, turning to an ethics committee as necessary; monitor medical, housing, psychological, and legal needs; oversee estate issues, and provide an annual accounting to the probate court. This service is available on a limited basis during COVID-19. 


Holocaust Survivor Assistance

We are able to provide case management, counseling, assistance with home care, limited financial assistance, and help with compensation applications.


Indigent Burial

Jewish Family Service’s Indigent Burial Program ensures that indigent members of the Dallas area Jewish community will be able to have a Jewish funeral. The term “indigent” refers to individuals with no income or extremely low income.


Kosher Home-Delivered Meals

We deliver nutritious, kosher meals directly to seniors’ homes, helping them remain independent in their community. This project is offered in conjunction with the Dallas Area Agency on Aging.

Kosher Home Delivered Meals is funded in part by the Dallas Area of Aging, Dallas County, and Texas Department of Agriculture. Our KHDM Program is also a proud member of Meals on Wheels America 


Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementias Services

JFS professional staff now provides expanded care and services for individuals and families dealing with memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias with the support of a grant from AWARE. 


Personal Resource Organizer (PRO)

When paperwork becomes overwhelming, JFS volunteers help clients balance their checkbooks, organize their bills and personal paperwork, and file insurance and medical forms.


Psychiatric Consultation

JFS can provide a psychiatric assessment as appropriate.


Referral Information

JFS provides help regarding benefits and finding community resources.


Senior Resource Connect

Looking for Older Adult Services in other communities? Senior Resource Connect, a service of the AJFCA network, provides information and resources to assist older adults and caregivers in discussing their needs with aging services professionals.


Support Groups

JFS provides a wide array of support groups.


Uniper Care Technology

Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA) we have joined a list of several JFS organizations across the country that now offer Uniper Care technology equipment and services that are easy to use for people with multiple capabilities including some with dementia and across the older adult age span. This service is available on a limited basis during COVID-19.


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Community Chaplaincy

Jewish Family Service offers the availability of a Community Chaplain for those who are interested in addressing issues of a spiritual nature—or adding a spiritual component to services they are already receiving at the agency.

The Chaplain is available to meet with people of any faith to assist in times of transition or crisis, including end-of-life situations; visit the ill in hospitals or health-care facilities, or those receiving health-care at home; visit people in assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, or prison; and perform burial services for the indigent.

The Chaplain also works with hospice agencies including VITAS Healthcare, which is accredited by The National Institute for Jewish Hospice (www.vitas.com).
In addition, for those in the Jewish community, the Chaplain can serve as a bridge between the unaffiliated and the organized Jewish community.

Contact: Rabbi Howard Wolk, 469-206 –1681, rabbiwolk@jfsdallas.org

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Holocaust Survivors Assistance

We provide case management, counseling, assistance with home care, limited financial assistance, and help with compensation applications.

Get support by reaching out to our Holocaust Care Services in our Older Adults Department
• Yaffa Podbilewicz-Schuller: 469-445-0616, Ypodbilewicz@jfsdallas.org
• Debi Weiner: 469-206-1660, dweiner@jfsdallas.org

This service is supported by a grant from JFNA: Center for Aging and Trauma
 
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Support Resources in Russian or English:

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Indigent Burial

This program ensures that indigent members of the Dallas area Jewish community have a Jewish funeral. The term “indigent” refers to individuals with no income or extremely low income.

Funded by: Dallas Jewish Funerals, Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral home (with special fee arrangements) and Restland in addition to three cemeteries: Temple Emanu-El, Congregation Shearith Israel, and Tiferet Israel. Jewish Family Service monitors a rotation between the three cemeteries. The Indigent Burial Fund is maintained and administered by The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

Contact: Senior Director of Older Adult Services, Debi Weiner, dweiner@jfsdallas.org. She will see the family either later that day or first thing the following morning. This appointment is necessary to determine whether the deceased individual or family qualifies as “indigent,” since the deceased’s spouse, children, siblings, and/or parents are expected to pay for a funeral, if possible.

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Uniper Care Technology

Through a grant from Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), in partnership with the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA) we have joined a list of several JFS organizations across the country to offer Uniper Care technology equipment and services that are easy to use for people with multiple capabilities including some with dementia and across the older adult age span.

Since the start of the pandemic, the demand for senior services that address growing social isolation has been outpacing the community’s ability to respond. Until recently, the program had limited video platforms available or the equipment needed to provide virtual services. During COVID-19 this service is available on a limited basis.

Contact: Debi Weiner, Sr. Director of Older Adult Services, dweiner@jfsdallas.org.

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