AgeWise Solutions

Retain Independence As You Age… Maintain Quality Of Life... Flourish!

Solutions Care Management is here to assist individuals and families cope with the changes and challenges of aging.

Let us help with assessment and referral, care planning, service access and coordination, crisis management and ongoing follow-up, family liaison and dynamics, basic errand services, and transportation.

Whether you live independently or in a supportive environment, the caring professionals at Solutions can help you enjoy life again. We provide information, expertise, coordination, nitty-gritty help, and lots of TLC. Fees are on a sliding scale thanks to support from the United Way and other funders.


Imagine having your own personal expert in aging to accompany and guide you along the complex journey of aging.

As our life span has increased, adults, older adults and their caregivers have encountered unprecedented struggles of navigating the aging and social services maze. The degrees of difficulty in understanding the process, and finding, accessing, monitoring and trusting the quality of services can prove overwhelming, but having a professional guide along the way can make all the difference.

AgeWise Solutions's unique approach addresses the total well-being of clients and their families through an integrated program that includes assessment, planning, service coordination, advocacy, and direct care by an interdisciplinary team led by a geriatric care manager. We address and coordinate solutions for all the domains of well-being: emotional, physical, social, spiritual, financial, intellectual, and environmental.

The full range of services is personalized according to the level of need and preference, and changes over time as new needs emerge. AgeWise Solutions is especially beneficial for people who need help with managing household bills and paperwork; those with complex problems, chronic medical illnesses or memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease; those who require close oversight and coordination of care; and those without close family or whose family members live at a distance.

Imagine how your own personal aging expert can help with:

  • Financial affairs

  • Bills and paperwork

  • Liaison with financial professionals and Power of Attorney

  • Home aides and companions

  • Transportation

  • Contractors and home maintenance

  • Nutrition and meals

  • Safety and security

  • Social activities

  • Housing options

  • Health and medical management

  • Reducing isolation and improving mood

  • Family dynamics and decision making

  • Advance care planning

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.

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!

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.