Responding to New Jerseyans’ Greatest Needs Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020
Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties
Active
Responding to New Jerseyans’ Greatest Needs Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties
2020
Active
Grant Award Amount
$30,600

Social isolation can lead to an increased risk of depression and anxiety among homebound older adults, which can impact their quality of life and their well-being. In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties is working to address social isolation among seniors by connecting them to their communities through user-friendly technology. Through this project, Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties is distributing user-friendly devices that adapt seniors’ televisions and provide connectivity to existing telehealth, and health and wellness services that they would not traditionally receive. To reach older adults throughout the state and particularly in smaller, underserved communities, Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties is coordinating this project across the statewide network of JFS agencies. By the end of this project, JFS will have advanced existing efforts to address the needs of older adults, which can inform an equitable response and recovery throughout the state.

Project
Reducing Social Isolation of Older Adults through Technology
Grant Recipient
Key Contact

Jerry Starr
Executive Director
(908) 725-7799

Topics
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