affiliates offer a number of specialized services to older
workers and the elderly, including skills training, job placement,
physical rehabilitation, volunteer opportunities, and senior
Some specific examples of adult programming
offered by our member agencies include:
Senior Companion Program matches volunteers who
are at least 60 years of age and have incomes below established
poverty guidelines with FEGS adult consumers who have developmental
disabilities, helping the client improve their quality of
life through conversation, recreational outings, and by
becoming part of the larger community. Volunteers
are helped to supplement their income with stipends provided
by the Senior Companion Program, funded through the federal
Corporation for National Community Service, in partnership
with the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and
- FEGS also initiated ParnossahWorks,
an innovative program run in cooperation with four
Manhattan synagogues, which aims to offer job networking
through the use of technology for unemployed Jewish adult
MetroWest operates the Maturity Works program,
which provides career counseling and job placement services
to unemployed older workers ages 45 to 82 funded by the
Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
of Middlesex County runs many programs for
weak, sick, and isolated elderly in New Jersey. The agency
operates two Social Adult Day Care programs: ELDERDAY is
geared toward frail elderly and those with Alzheimer's disease
and early dementia; CAMEO (Challenging Adult Minds and Energizing
Ourselves) is for adults with physical challenges who are
cognitively alert and oriented. CHAT (Counseling Homebound
Adults by Phone) is a weekly support group facilitated by
a social worker, which links homebound adults by telephone.
Cincinnati offers an Adult Day Service which
works to keep older individuals with disabilities connected
to the greater community. They offer a wide array
of services with an emphasis on physical exercise, social
interaction, mental stiumulation and personalized care.
These are just some
of the myriad programs offered by IAJVS' network affiliates.
To contact a member
agency in your area, click here.