JFS Elder Club

To learn more about this program,

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO ABOUT THE ELDER CLUB!

CLICK HERE FOR THE JFS ELDER CLUB POWERPOINT presentation.

PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILE THE POWERPOINT PREPARES TO OPEN!

 To arrange for one of our staff members or volunteers to visit your organization or agency to provide an in-person presentation about the Elder Club, to inquire about volunteer opportunities or about enrollment in the program, please contact Elder Club Coordinator Anne Wainer, MSS, at anne@jfswnc.org , or call 253-2900.

To read an article about the program from the Asheville Citizen-Times:

CLICK HERE.

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:00am - 2:00pm    

Doctors Park Suite 2E

417 Biltmore Ave.

Asheville, NC 28801

Transportation may be arranged with Buncombe County Mountain Mobility and need-based scholarships may be available upon request. For Henderson County residents, transportation may be available via Apple Country Transit. Please contact JFS for more information.

What does the Elder Club provide?

  • The Elder Club allows time for socialization and support in a group setting through peer to peer communication and peer level understanding of common memories and life experiences;

  • Nutritious kosher meals, that are prepared on site, are enjoyed within a peer community. Eating with one’s peers fosters meal enjoyment and improved nutrition;

  • Enjoyable, educational and memory enhancing activities are provided within a structured and supervised environment; and

  • Appropriate physical activities are included to improve or maintain strength and balance.

What are the benefits for the Caregiver?

You will have peace of mind knowing your loved one is well cared for in a safe, welcoming, secure environment.  Professional administration and caring and trained volunteers for your loved ones allows you time for self-care and to pursue personal activities.

Who can benefit from the Elder Club?

If your loved one is an older adult who may be isolated or unable to get out on a regular basis, who would enjoy peer companionship, who will benefit from structure and professional supervision, or who has a physical limitation and/or mild-moderate memory challenge then your loved one may greatly benefit from participation in the activities of the Elder Club!

Please call JFS at (828) 253-2900 ext. 12 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.

"Every community should have an Elder Club like this one! Participants are cared for - and cared about - and always treated with dignity, love, and respect. It's heartwarming to watch the shared experiences and meaningful friendships that grow ... a lovely way to enhance a well-seasoned life."

Elaine Lite, daughter of Bernie Lite, Elder Club Member for 10+ years

This program is funded in part with a grant from BJH Foundation for Senior Services, WNC Jewish Federation, Buncombe County Aging Services, Henderson County Aging Services, and Agudas Israel Congregation.