Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services

Allowing Jewish seniors to live in their communities with dignity, respect and independence for as long as they are able.

Suporting Jewish Seniors

The Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services, at Jewish Family Services of Ottawa, offers comprehensive services to assist Jewish seniors and their families to identify and access needed supports, resources and programs to successfully manage life transitions and changing circumstances. Our professional staff work with you to enhance independent living, safely and meaningfully.

For intake please contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com.

For information about our services please contact Ranit Braun, Manager, Thelma Steinman Seniors Unit at 613-722-2225 ext. 411.

Programs

Here you can find some fun and accessible activities to keep your mind, body and spirit active!

Let Ryan from the Soloway JCC work with you from the comfort of your own chair!

Click on the image to a see this video on You Tube.

Please note that this program has moved to a hybrid model (in-person and virtually).  Technology support is available.

JFS offers a weekly Adult Day Program (ADP) for Jewish seniors dealing with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. The program provides participants with one-on-one opportunities to work with staff on skill development and social interaction. Our qualified ADP staff take an individualized approach, focusing on the strengths of participants and drawing on their needs, interests, and experiences.

Cost:  $75/month (subject to change)

Program times:

Mondays (in person): 10:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesdays (virtual): 10:00 am – 12:30 pm OR 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

For more information please contact George Sladowski, Program Coordinator at: 613-668-1987.

Social Work Services for Jewish Seniors

A comprehensive service available to Jewish seniors and their families that includes:

  • In-home assessments, individualized care plans, and on-going case-management.
  • Coordination of care with government agencies, health professionals and service providers.
  • Navigation of Jewish communal and general Ottawa programs and services for seniors.
  • Dementia consultations for family caregivers.
  • Facilitating seniors and their families to engage in often difficult conversations around Power of Attorney, personal care, and/or finances, etc.
  • Short term individual and family counselling.
  • Assistance with the application process and transition into retirement homes, or long-term care facilities.
  • Information and referral
  • Long distance caregiving

This is a fee-for-service program. A sliding scale is available.

Please contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com.

J-CART

 

Groceries to Your Door

JFS is excited to announce a new grocery shopping and delivery program, J-CART. This grocery shopping program is aimed at helping seniors getting their groceries and other essential items, including medications delivered right to their door. The cost for accessing this program is $15/order.

This service is only available for the following stores:

  • Loblaws
  • Real Canadian Super Store
  • Your Independent Grocer

For more information please contact Ranit Braun at 613-722-2225 ext. 411

Teleshalom

This program gives Jewish seniors the opportunity to stay connected and feel safe by having a volunteer call at a pre-arranged time each weekday.  Where a client fails to answer the call, an individualized emergency plan is put into action, notifying the right people and ensuring the appropriate help arrives in a timely fashion.

To access this service, an intake with a social worker is necessary. Please contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com.

Friendly Visiting

Friends are critical to the maintenance of good health.  They break up isolation, ensure appropriate socialization, and reinforce one’s value.

Jewish Family Services can help arrange for a volunteer to virtually visit you in your home on a regular or occasional basis visits.  Available by phone and by video.

To access this service, an intake with a social worker is necessary. Please contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com.

Kosher Meals on Wheels

Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services provide several options for Kosher food security. KMOW offers nutritious, Kosher meals on Wednesdays and Fridays that can be tailored to accommodate most special dietary needs, such as no-salt added or diabetic-friendly.

Prices are reasonable and include all taxes and delivery and are billed monthly.  

We offer both fresh and frozen meals.

Click on the KMOW logo for a full menu that can be printed.

Please contact Gilda Cohen, Kosher Meals on Wheels Coordinator at 613-608-9891 with any questions, including pricing.

We proudly deliver Kosher meals to community hospitals including:

 

 

 

 

Transportation Services

Transportation is available to medical appointments, adult day programs, and social-recreational programs. Drives are available to/from anywhere in the city for only $12 per round trip!  Rides are in a community van and always with personal care and attention.

Covid-19 rules:  Before every trip, riders must confirm they’ve taken precautions like washing or sanitizing their hands and must wear a face covering while in the vehicle. 

A short intake with the Transportation coordinator is necessary to access this service. 

Please note that rides are booked on Tuesdays for the following week. Last minute rides will be booked through our Uber program. It is strongly advised that clients have a cell phone when accessing our Uber program.

Contact Josh Saslove at: 613-301-5485 for more information.

Holocaust Survivors

The objective of The Holocaust Assistance Program at Jewish Family Services is to assist eligible Jewish victims of Nazi Germany to receive the best possible care that enables them to stay in their own homes, and age with dignity.

JFS is able to provide an array of services due to the generous funding of The Conference of Material Claims Against Germany (The Claims Conference), The Azrieli Foundation and The Alfred Landecker Foundation, Inc.

“We can’t change their past…, but we can try to improve their present.”

Services include:

  • Assistance with the application process for compensation programs

For information on the various compensation programs please visit the Claims Conference website: http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/

  • Social work services provided in both English and Russian.
  • Home Care: Personal Support Workers, housekeeping and assistance with personal errands.
  • Assistance to access and pay for needed material goods such as: food, rent, dental care, hearing aids, safety equipment etc.

Please note there are eligibility criteria to access certain programs. There are no fees to access any of the programs.  Russian speaking social workers are available.  

Contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com. 

Russian Speaking Seniors

Jewish Family Services offers a wide variety of virtual programs for Russian-speaking seniors, including

  • English as a Second Language courses
  • Dance, Yoga or Aerobics classes
  • Guest presenters and performers
  • Jewish, Russian and Canadian holidays celebration activities
  • On-line Interactive Magazine “Есть контакт!” (including its hard copy)

For more information, please, contact Gohar Vardanyan at 613-722-2225 ext. 425.

 


 

Jewish Family Services предлагает широкий выбор виртуальных программ для русскоговорящих пожилых людей:

  • Уроки английского языка
  • Уроки танцев, йоги или аэробики
  • Презентации приглашенных лекторов и исполнителей
  • Мероприятия по празднованию еврейских, русских и канадских праздников
  • Интерактивный онлайн-журнал “Есть контакт!” (включая eго печатный вариант)

За дополнительной информацией обращайтесь к Гоар Варданян 613-722-2225 ext. 425.

 

 

 

 

 

Chaplaincy

Our Jewish Community Chaplain, George Sladowski, visits Jewish residents in non-Jewish long-term care and hospice facilities.

Contact George Sladowski, 613-668-1987.

SENIORS CORNER

Here you can find some fun and accessible activities to keep your mind, body and spirit active!

Let Ryan from the Soloway JCC work with you from the comfort of your own chair!

Click on the image to a see this video on You Tube.

ADULT DAY PROGRAM

Please note that this program has moved to a hybrid model (in-person and virtually).  Technology support is available.

JFS offers a weekly Adult Day Program (ADP) for Jewish seniors dealing with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. The program provides participants with one-on-one opportunities to work with staff on skill development and social interaction. Our qualified ADP staff take an individualized approach, focusing on the strengths of participants and drawing on their needs, interests, and experiences.

Cost:  $75/month (subject to change)

Program times:

Mondays (in person): 10:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesdays (virtual): 10:00 am – 12:30 pm OR 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

For more information please contact George Sladowski, Program Coordinator at: 613-668-1987.

Social Work Services for Jewish Seniors

Social Work Services for Jewish Seniors

A comprehensive service available to Jewish seniors and their families that includes:

  • In-home assessments, individualized care plans, and on-going case-management.
  • Coordination of care with government agencies, health professionals and service providers.
  • Navigation of Jewish communal and general Ottawa programs and services for seniors.
  • Dementia consultations for family caregivers.
  • Facilitating seniors and their families to engage in often difficult conversations around Power of Attorney, personal care, and/or finances, etc.
  • Short term individual and family counselling.
  • Assistance with the application process and transition into retirement homes, or long-term care facilities.
  • Information and referral
  • Long distance caregiving

This is a fee-for-service program. A sliding scale is available.

Please contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com.

J-CART

J-CART

 

Groceries to Your Door

JFS is excited to announce a new grocery shopping and delivery program, J-CART. This grocery shopping program is aimed at helping seniors getting their groceries and other essential items, including medications delivered right to their door. The cost for accessing this program is $15/order.

This service is only available for the following stores:

  • Loblaws
  • Real Canadian Super Store
  • Your Independent Grocer

For more information please contact Ranit Braun at 613-722-2225 ext. 411

Teleshalom

Teleshalom

This program gives Jewish seniors the opportunity to stay connected and feel safe by having a volunteer call at a pre-arranged time each weekday.  Where a client fails to answer the call, an individualized emergency plan is put into action, notifying the right people and ensuring the appropriate help arrives in a timely fashion.

To access this service, an intake with a social worker is necessary. Please contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com.

Friendly Visiting

Friendly Visiting

Friends are critical to the maintenance of good health.  They break up isolation, ensure appropriate socialization, and reinforce one’s value.

Jewish Family Services can help arrange for a volunteer to virtually visit you in your home on a regular or occasional basis visits.  Available by phone and by video.

To access this service, an intake with a social worker is necessary. Please contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com.

Kosher Meals on Wheels (KMOW)

Kosher Meals on Wheels

Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services provide several options for Kosher food security. KMOW offers nutritious, Kosher meals on Wednesdays and Fridays that can be tailored to accommodate most special dietary needs, such as no-salt added or diabetic-friendly.

Prices are reasonable and include all taxes and delivery and are billed monthly.  

We offer both fresh and frozen meals.

Click on the KMOW logo for a full menu that can be printed.

Please contact Gilda Cohen, Kosher Meals on Wheels Coordinator at 613-608-9891 with any questions, including pricing.

We proudly deliver Kosher meals to community hospitals including:

 

 

 

 

Transportation Services

Transportation Services

Transportation is available to medical appointments, adult day programs, and social-recreational programs. Drives are available to/from anywhere in the city for only $12 per round trip!  Rides are in a community van and always with personal care and attention.

Covid-19 rules:  Before every trip, riders must confirm they’ve taken precautions like washing or sanitizing their hands and must wear a face covering while in the vehicle. 

A short intake with the Transportation coordinator is necessary to access this service. 

Please note that rides are booked on Tuesdays for the following week. Last minute rides will be booked through our Uber program. It is strongly advised that clients have a cell phone when accessing our Uber program.

Contact Josh Saslove at: 613-301-5485 for more information.

Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust Survivors

The objective of The Holocaust Assistance Program at Jewish Family Services is to assist eligible Jewish victims of Nazi Germany to receive the best possible care that enables them to stay in their own homes, and age with dignity.

JFS is able to provide an array of services due to the generous funding of The Conference of Material Claims Against Germany (The Claims Conference), The Azrieli Foundation and The Alfred Landecker Foundation, Inc.

“We can’t change their past…, but we can try to improve their present.”

Services include:

  • Assistance with the application process for compensation programs

For information on the various compensation programs please visit the Claims Conference website: http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/

  • Social work services provided in both English and Russian.
  • Home Care: Personal Support Workers, housekeeping and assistance with personal errands.
  • Assistance to access and pay for needed material goods such as: food, rent, dental care, hearing aids, safety equipment etc.

Please note there are eligibility criteria to access certain programs. There are no fees to access any of the programs.  Russian speaking social workers are available.  

Contact Iris Beer, Clinical Manager, Senior Services & Manager, Services for Holocaust Survivors at 613-722-2225 ext. 311 or by email: ibeer@jfsottawa.com. 

Russian Speaking Seniors

Russian Speaking Seniors

Jewish Family Services offers a wide variety of virtual programs for Russian-speaking seniors, including

  • English as a Second Language courses
  • Dance, Yoga or Aerobics classes
  • Guest presenters and performers
  • Jewish, Russian and Canadian holidays celebration activities
  • On-line Interactive Magazine “Есть контакт!” (including its hard copy)

For more information, please, contact Gohar Vardanyan at 613-722-2225 ext. 425.

 


 

Jewish Family Services предлагает широкий выбор виртуальных программ для русскоговорящих пожилых людей:

  • Уроки английского языка
  • Уроки танцев, йоги или аэробики
  • Презентации приглашенных лекторов и исполнителей
  • Мероприятия по празднованию еврейских, русских и канадских праздников
  • Интерактивный онлайн-журнал “Есть контакт!” (включая eго печатный вариант)

За дополнительной информацией обращайтесь к Гоар Варданян 613-722-2225 ext. 425.

 

 

 

 

 

Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy

Our Jewish Community Chaplain, George Sladowski, visits Jewish residents in non-Jewish long-term care and hospice facilities.

Contact George Sladowski, 613-668-1987.