Food and Friendship for the Elderly
Through the Lunch Plus program of the Mandel JCC, a Federation beneficiary agency, we are providing a lifeline to nourishment, friendship, and independence. Along with free transportation to and from, the program serves hot kosher lunches six days a week in the Warrensville Community Apartments. Lunch Plus also provides free activities and services that encourage seniors to maintain independent lifestyles through exercise and social opportunities.
Training Community Members to Safeguard our Institutions
The Federation’s Community Security Alliance (CSA) educates community members in our local beneficiary agencies and synagogues on best practices in observing and reporting suspicious activity. This newly launched program is just one way we’re providing for the safety and security of our community so we can all feel comfortable living our Jewish lives.
A Lifeline for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities
Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA), a Federation beneficiary agency, received funding to purchase a nine-passenger, wheelchair-accessible van to transport older adults and individuals with disabilities to medical appointments, errands, and for visiting relatives. Since the grant expired, JFSA relies on the Federation to cover operation and staffing costs for the van, which is used daily to capacity.