FJFS at the MJCC enhances the lives of seniors and helps older adults maintain the highest level of independence by providing case management and comprehensive support to them and their loved ones. Geriatric case managers assess, evaluate, and coordinate ongoing support services for senior community members and family caregivers, while providing education and resources on aging issues.
Professional drivers provide homebound senior community members with rides and door-to-door assistance for doctors’ appointments, grocery shopping, and more. Reservations must be made through FJFS.
Volunteers will assist homebound seniors with errands and light chores around the house.
Bikkur Chaverim (Friendly Visitors)
Volunteers regularly visit senior community members in their homes to provide companionship and socialization. Volunteers are needed. Contact FJFS to request a visit or to volunteer.
FJFS can provide home-delivered meals to seniors in need while the MIFA congregate meal site at the MJCC allows those who can travel to eat with other members of the community.
Staying in Touch
A volunteer-based program that matches homebound seniors with community volunteers who will regularly contact senior adults via telephone to check on their safety and well-being. In addition, the telephone assurance program can be mobilized in cases of emergency, like natural disaster, to check in on our senior adults.
Contact Teresa Hughes, FJFS Senior Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 767-8511.
The counseling program at FJFS provides individual, couples, and family therapy for adults and adolescents. Counseling is provided on a sliding-fee scale based on the client's ability to pay. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact FJFS at (901) 767-8511.
We help individuals and families facing a crisis by offering assessment, case management, and financial assistance.
No matter what you need, FJFS at the MJCC can be your first point of contact if you are seeking help. The Intake Coordinator will assess needs, provide information, and help community members access services at FJFS and elsewhere in the area. Referrals to community partners will be provided if needed. Contact Audrey May, FJFS Intake, Referral, and Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (901) 767-8511.
Our professional driver provides transportation to members of our Jewish community who are at least 60 years old as well as those adults of any age with special needs. Transportation is provided with door to door assistance for just $4 one-way to locations within Shelby County. Please note we are unable to accommodate those individuals in wheel chairs.
Pre-registration/reservations are required and can be made by contacting FJFS at (901) 767-8511.
FJFS Special Needs program offers a variety of services to those living with developmental and acquired disabilities and their caregivers. For adults with Special Needs, FJFS has a long-standing social group that is designed to enhance independence and quality of life through activities including: equestrian therapy, agility and strength training, painting classes, Pickleball, yoga, cooking classes, movies, bowling, professional sporting events, acting class, community service activities, fine arts events, as well as advocacy support to those with legal or social difficulties. In addition, FJFS is also reaching out to teens and tweens who would like to form a social group of their own.
For more information about our programs, contact Mary Elizabeth Jones, FJFS Director of Social Services, at (901) 767-8511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer at the J
Not only is volunteering your time and energy to help someone or something rewarding, but volunteers have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of communities worldwide. Volunteers at the J are needed for many types of projects, such as visiting home-bound seniors, helping with transportation, delivering food packages, administrative duties, and so much more.
FJFS is always on the lookout for volunteers in the following programs: Bikkur Chaverim (friendly visitors), Handy Helpers, Staying in Touch telephone assurance, and assisting in the office. Interested in volunteering with FJFS? Please contact Audrey May, FJFS Intake, Referral, and Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (901) 767-8511.