Facing a Growing Population
By 2030, there will be more than 28,000 Jewish adults older than the age of 60 living in San Diego County. We believe it is our duty to ensure that these lives are cared for in the most dignified way possible. That’s why we created the Aging in Community Initiative – to address those in need today and to prepare for the growing challenges ahead.
The goal of the Federation’s Aging in Community Initiative is to empower older Jewish adults to thrive in their home and community safely, independently, and comfortably regardless of age, income, or social status. This can only be accomplished by pooling resources from local Jewish organizations toward a communal approach to addressing these vital needs.
We believe that a key component of “aging-in-community” hinges on the ability for seniors to receive essential services and to maintain a strong connection to their community.
East County Community Social Worker Pilot
This pilot will leverage the unique assets of our partners to develop a localized approach to serving vulnerable seniors in their homes. A social worker will serve as a resource connector ensuring that seniors have access to food, transportation, and other vital services. This social worker will be stationed in the community and will train and empower synagogue members and staff to conduct home visits and to connect seniors to socialization opportunities. This is a three-year pilot program in the college area.
For more information, contact Darren Schwartz, Chief Program Officer. 858-737-7157