We Are Looking For Volunteers!

We have a plethora of volunteer experiences available here. We have people visiting one on one with residents within Menorah park, people working with Kosher meals on wheels, and others providing art classes to the public. We are willing to work with you and tailor a volunteer experience you will enjoy and look forward to every week. Please take a look at some of the opportunities we have at this time:

  • Canine Visits - register your well-trained and vaccinated 4-legged friend to join your visits
  • Teach or participate in a class at our Center for Healthy Living
  • Accompany residents on group trips to shopping, restaurants, the casino and more...
  • Bring nursing home residents to and from activities
  • Help with fling and paperwork in our office
  • Suggest a way you might help with your interests and talents

Contact Deborah Ellis, our volunteer coordinator, at x. 256 or ellisd@sjfs.org. She will work with you to create your custom volunteering experience. Community members, families, students of all ages, service and experiential learners, community service workers welcome!

Upcoming Events

M-Power U: An Arts and Minds Community

Contact Ellen Somers, SJFS Assistant Director, to learn about enrolling in this weekly 4-hour M-Power U session.

Introducing: Arts and Minds Cafe, 2:30-3:30pm free through September!

All members of the community with early memory loss concerns, and their care partners, are welcome to join us for the Arts and Minds Cafe during the final hour of the Arts and Minds Community. From 2:30-3:30 pm, enjoy a social hour, refreshments, and an expressive arts activity. (No pre-screening or pre-registration required)

Center for Healthy Living

  • Views on Aging: Through the Movie Lens: Continues Sunday, 5/27, 6/24, 3-5:30pm; $10/series
  • Poetry as a Pathway to Spirituality in Later Life: Weds/ 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 9-11am; $15/series
  • Zen and the Art of Caregiving: Thurs 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6-7:30pm; $15/series
  • Advance Care Planning: Tues 5/8, 5/22; 10-11:30am; $10/series
  • Gift of Grace Conversation Game: Tues 5/15, 10-11:30am; $5

M-Power U Now Enrolling for Arts and Minds Community

M-Power U — A Learning Community for Early Memory Loss: We are now  enrolling participants for a new section called An Arts and Minds Community on Fridays starting February 16 from 11:30am to 3:30pm at Menorah Park. Contact SJFS Assistant Director Ellen Somers at x. 225 to make an appointment for screening and information!

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