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What is JASA?

Founded in 1968, JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) is one of New York’s largest and most trusted non-profit agencies serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island. We provide life sustaining social services for seniors and peace of mind for their families and friends.

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What is the relationship between JASA and the UJA-Federation of New York?

JASA was created out of a decision by the Federation's Committee on Communal Planning, which recognized that an escalating number of older New Yorkers required programs and services to meet their needs so they could remain in their communities with dignity and autonomy.

Since its founding in 1968, JASA has been a member of the UJA-Federation of New York network.

 

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Who does JASA serve?

JASA serves over 43,000 older adults, of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds in the New York metropolitan area. We also serve adults 18+ in our adult protective services and community guardian programs.

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What programs and services does JASA offer?

JASA provides:

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Are JASA’s services available for all older adults?

YES! We fulfill the Jewish value of honoring the aging while serving adults of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds.

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How does JASA provide Home Care?

JASACare – JASA’s Home Care service provider – is a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) licensed agency providing home health aide, personal care assistance, and nursing services to older adults and their families. We provide services for Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Pay.

JASACare provides compassionate in-home care whenever you need it – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To contact the JASACare Office, please call 718.707.9696 or email homecare@jasa.org.

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Are donations/contributions eligible for a tax-deduction?

JASA is a 501(c)(3) voluntary nonprofit organization. In accordance with IRS regulations, contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Does JASA offer volunteer opportunities?

Yes! Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities.

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How is JASA funded?

JASA relies on the generosity of our individual, foundation, and corporate donors in addition to the government funding that we receive. Donate Now

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How do I make a contribution to JASA?

Click here to make your contribution to JASA. For more information contact 212.273.5320 or development@jasa.org.

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What is a Senior Center?

JASA’s 24 Senior Centers provide a sense of community to brighten the lives of older adults. Our Senior Centers have a wide variety of programs and schedules that include:

  • Hot, nutritious kosher and non-kosher lunches (some centers also provide breakfast)
  • Discussions on current affairs and history
  • Exercise and wellness programs
  • Classes in dance, music, art, and writing
  • Trips, parties, and celebrations

Click here to find a JASA Senior Center near you

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What programs does JASA offer for active adults 55+?

JASA’s NextAct programs are designed specifically for adults 55+. These dynamic individuals are looking for interesting and fun ways to be engaged, learn, meet peers, and make an impact in their communities.

These popular programs engage hundreds of New York’s best and brightest, through:

  • Advocacy Coalition & Trainings — explore political issues and have your voice heard
  • Volunteer Opportunities — give back to the community
  • Lectures — discussion series with wine and cheese
  • Sundays at JASA — college-level courses and lectures

Click here to learn about NextAct programs.

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Where does JASA provide services?

JASA provides services in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island. Look at our map to find a service near you.

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What Jewish programs does JASA offer?

JASA offers stimulating educational programs – courses and lectures – on a wide array of Jewish topics through our Institute of Judaic Studies. For homebound JASA Seniors, we have lively community Passover Seders.

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Where should I call if I need help?

JASA’s Help Center 212.273.5272 help@jasa.org.

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How can I get:

Home Delivered Meals
Contact 212.273.5272 or help@jasa.org.

Home Care
Contact JASACare at 718.707.9696 or homecare@jasa.org

Mental Health Services
To find a facility near you click here. Or contact 212.273.5272 or help@jasa.org.

Housing
Housing applications are currently available for our Beachfront Far Rockaway campus by calling 718.327.5759.

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    - Mickey