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Help Seniors

A Middle-Aged Woman Volunteers with a Senior

“I so look forward to seeing Sarah when she delivers my meals every day. She is one of the highlights of my week!” A JSSA Meals-on-Wheels recipient.

Connecting with Seniors

JSSA offers individuals and families many opportunities to help homebound seniors stay independent, healthy and connected to the community.

We also have volunteer opportunities in which you can share your special skills and talents to help seniors engage their minds and to socially connect with their neighbors in retirement communities, assisted living facilities or nursing homes.

Deliver Food

JSSA’s Meals on Wheels volunteers pick up low-salt kosher meals and deliver them on weekdays to seniors in Montgomery County who are unable to cook for themselves.

Groups volunteer to deliver holiday packages of food and other items at Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Thanksgiving for JSSA’s Holiday Giving Program.

Provide Accessible and Enjoyable “Lifelong Learning”

Volunteers for JSSA’s Himmelfarb Mobile University (HMU) program provide stimulating classes on a wide range of subjects and interests to residents of retirement and assisted living facilities and nursing homes, and participants in senior activity programs.

The hour-long classes encourage interaction in a “group learning” context. Past HMU “course topics” have included art and architecture, literature and poetry, history, music appreciation and musical presentations, and popular culture.

Did You Know?

This past year, JSSA’s volunteers delivered close to 30,000 kosher Meals on Wheels.

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