The Elder Club Socialization & Support

The Elder Club
Socialization & Support
Older adults of all faiths, races, gender, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientation
and country of origin are welcome to enroll in The Elder Club program.
About the JFS Elder Program
The Elder Club, a program of
Jewish Family Services of
WNC, offers an engaging
and supportive program for
older adults to enjoy a wide
range of social activities,
ability-appropriate exercise,
and nutritious kosher meals
prepared on site.
Socialization and Friendship in an enjoyable group setting
Who Should Attend
We welcome all older
adults, of any faith, who
are looking for an
opportunity to socialize
with their peers and
those who may have a
limited ability to get out
on a regular basis.
Individuals with physical
and/or mild to moderate
memory challenges are
also welcome.
Peace of mind for family and respite time for caregivers. Additional JFS support is available,
including confidential consultations, and other resources related to concerns about aging issues
The Program
“They work hard to find a variety
that interests us…We do a lot of
creative projects, which I love”
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The Program
The accessible, comfortable, and cheerful environment of
The Elder Club is just right for participants to enjoy the music, movement…
The Program
…crafts, games and lively discussions that make up a typical program day
The Program
Presentations from a variety of guest visitors promote
a sense of involvement in community life.
The Program
Visits from preschool and school age children with the “Grandma’s
and Grandpa’s” are a highlight of The Elder Club experience.
Hours of Operations and Services
“When the bus
drops me off at
home…, I start
looking forward
to the
The Elder Club is located at Doctor’s Park, Ste. 2E, 417
Biltmore Ave., from 11am to 2pm every Tuesday &
The program fee includes a daily kosher snack and lunch.
This is the only kosher senior meal site in WNC.
Door to door transportation may be arranged with
Buncombe County’s Mountain Mobility van service. In
some cases, caregivers or family members provide
personal transportation to the program.
Need based scholarships may be available by request.
Older adults of all faiths, races, gender, ethnicities,
country of origin, sexual orientation and abilities are
welcome to enroll in The Elder Club program.
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“My Dad really enjoys coming to The Elder
Club. I feel he is in good hands there, and I
trust them completely. On the days that he
goes, I am free to go anywhere, and I know my
Dad will be safe and tended to…”
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Volunteers & Staff
We welcome volunteers
of all ages to assist with
providing hands-onhelp, social interaction,
and a large dose of fun.
Volunteers are
encouraged to bring
their unique skills and
interests to enhance our
programming. The staff
includes a Program
Coordinator, a Program
Assistant., and a Kosher
Caterer. All staff and
volunteers participate in
regular in-service
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Contact Us
“It gives me
piece of mind
knowing she’s
doing something
besides looking
out the window
or watching
For further information about the JFS Elder Club, to recommend
a family member or friend, or to volunteer , contact:
Jennifer Gay, BSW
JFS Social Worker & The Elder Club Coordinator
Phone: (828) 253-2900
email: [email protected]
The Elder Club is made possible by support from:
BJH Foundation for Senior Services, Buncombe County Aging
Services, WNC Jewish Federation, and many individual donors.
To inquire about donor and sponsor opportunities, contact:
Alison B. Gilreath, MSW
JFS Executive Director
(828)253-2900 or [email protected]
Our new location as of 11/12/2013: Doctor’s Park Suite 2E
417 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
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