Moving from an apartment or a private residence into an independent retirement living, assisted living or nursing facility can be a difficult and traumatic experience. Shalom Senior, a Shalom Tucson outreach program, is here to help make the transition a little brighter and less stressful by offering a connection to our warm and welcoming Jewish community.
Shalom Senior welcome bags include:
• Information and a map of the Southern Arizona Jewish community
• Shabbat candles
• A mezuzah for the new home
For the senior facility, Shalom Senior offers resources to support their staff in better understanding and providing for Jewish holiday observances for their residents.
For more information on the Shalom Senior Welcome Program contact Anne Lowe, our program coordinator at 577-9393 x 130 or email@example.com. Or, to sign up to receive a Shalom Senior welcome bag click here .
Shalom Senior is a project of Shalom Tucson/Outreach Connections, a joint program of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center.
The Jewish Elder Access Program
This is a free information and referral service for Jewish adults 60 and older, connecting you to Tucson’s Jewish community (synagogues, events, and activities); suggest senior housing options; help arrange for minor home repairs and other in-home services; assist in finding transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store, Shabbat services and much more.
It is a collaborative partnership of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern Arizona, Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, the Rabbinical Community and the Jewish Community Center. It is fully funded by the Jewish Federation’s Deborah Oseran and Council House funds. For more information please contact JEA Program Coordinator Irene Lloyd at (520) 404-4596.Read more
The grants offer both affiliated and unaffiliated members of the Jewish community more opportunities to participate in religious, social, educational and cultural activities. The programs will make it possible for many of our seniors to become more connected to the Jewish community and their Jewish heritage, and to form friendships and bonds with others in the community, thus relieving loneliness and feelings of isolation.
Harper at 449-1454 for Anshei Israel, Temple Emanu-El and the Northwest program. Contact Harper at 904-1881 for M’Kor Hayim; Sheryl Sitser for Chaverim at 320-1015; Debbie Rich for Bet Shalom at 298-6522; and Elkins for Or Chadash at 405-4565.