Silver J-Ticket Updates

Are you an older Jewish adult, or do you have a loved one, who needs homemaking services, transportation to synagogue or light maintenance around the house? The Jewish Family Service of Akron (JFS) is your gateway to the new Silver J-Ticket program offering homemaking, light maintenance and transportation services for Jewish individuals 62 and better who wish to remain safe in their homes. Clients may purchase services on an as-needed (a la carte) basis. This program is made possible through a grant provided by the Albert L. and Janet A. Schultz Endowment for Jewish Programming and the Jewish Community Board of Akron.

JFS is now offering light maintenance and safety equipment installation services as part of the Silver J-Ticket program.  JFS offers financial assistance to seniors who are in need of light maintenance in their home, which can improve the comfort and quality of life. This could include a need for someone to change light bulbs, install smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and/or change batteries in those safety devices, fix or install light switches, hang photos/wall décor, grease squeaky doors or other light home repairs. JFS will subsidize up to 50% of the repair cost (up to $100).

JFS also offers financial assistance to seniors who are in need of safety equipment installation to help them stay safe in their home. This could include a need for small home safety devices to be installed, including grab bars in the bathroom, bed rails in the bedroom, hand grips anywhere and enhanced lighting in the home. This could include larger needs such as interior or exterior ramps, door widening or floor coverings to accommodate wheelchair use. JFS will subsidize 50% of the cost of installation services (up to $200) for a maximum of two occurrences per year. For more information, please call JFS at 330-867-3388.  

COMPLIMENTARY RIDES TO HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES - Senior adults interested in transportation to high holiday services may contact JFS at 330-867-3388 for more details. Please RSVP by one week in advance.