A Ride 'N More: Catch A Lift With Us!

Having major dental work done? ... Cataract surgery? ... maybe that colonoscopy?

You’ll need a ride!

“What a convenience. They dropped me off and picked me back up right there in the doctor’s office.”

“We even stopped at the drug store on the way home.”

“I didn’t have to bother anyone else. I was able to arrange for a driver on my own.”

“It’s like having a family member help you out.”


Call Deborah at 315 446-9111 ext. 234 to schedule your next ride.

Rides: $25 for the first hour and $10 per each additional 1/2 hour.

If we provide companion/advocacy: $35 for the first hour and $12.50 per each additional 1/2 hour.


Ask about our companion/advocate service…

Let us coordinate the ride and the information sharing with family or residence staff before, during and after your appointment.

“My daughter can’t always accompany me to the doctor’s, so SJFS comes right in with me, makes sure to ask the right questions and gets the information back to her.”

“My mom thought I was the greatest son for arranging such a caring service. And I got my questions to the doctor asked, and answered.”

Mind Aerobics: Screening and Enrolling Now

Try Mind Aerobics, our fun, evidence-based, award winning suite of programs designed to provide older adults with comprehensive mental workouts that can help maintain or improve cognitive functioning or slow cognitive decline. These programs are developed to systematically stimulate six major cognitive areas of the brain, instead of focusing on only one or two cognitive skill areas like other programs.

Contact Ellen Somers, SJFS Assistant Director, to learn about enrolling. Mind Aerobics classes are organized by cognitive level and participants are grouped into classes based on their cognitive function. Each level has 24 1-hour sessions over 12 weeks taught by trained Mind Aerobics instructors.

Upcoming Events

Center for Healthy Living/OASIS classes

Enrolling soon through Syracuse OASIS
o Thursdays,  Jan. 17 & Feb. 14, 1:30pm - 3pm, “Poetry as Spiritual Practice with poet and poetry teacher Gloria Heffernan

o Sundays, 1/6; 1/27; 3/ 3; and 3/31, from 3pm - 5:30pm: “Views on Aging: Through the Movie Lens”, with SJFS Director Judith Huober

o Tuesdays, 2/12-3/19, from 1:30pm - 3:00pm, “Zen and the Art of Graceful Aging” with Peg Miller, LMSW

o Tuesdays, 3/26-April 16, from 1:30pm - 3:00pm, “Zen and the Art of Caregiving” with Peg Miller, LMSW

o Mon-Weds, Feb 4-April 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, "Mind AerobicsTM: Mind Sharpener with Ellen Somers. Pre-screening required; contact Ellen.

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!