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David Feinberg Aquatics and Vitality Center
Located on the Rossy and Richard Shaller Family Sholom East Campus
730 Kay Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55l02
Director: Andrea Horvath

Warm water aquatic therapy pool and state-of-the-art exercise equipment. Aquatic exercise programs, Arthritis Foundation classes, aquatic and land exercise, Tai Chi, pilates, yoga, massage therapy and 1:1 personal training. Therapy covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare. The center is available to Shaller Family Campus tenants and residents, and the greater St. Paul community. Separate showers and lockers.


Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) — Deikel Family AlterCare Adult Day Program
Located on Sholom’s Ackerberg Community Campus in St. Louis Park
952-939-1511 or 952-542-4866
Contact: Alice Tennis

This adult day service program offers a wonderful, safe, stimulating and supportive environment. Participants benefit from occupational, music, pet and art therapies.


JFCS — Deikel Transportation Services
Contact: Alex Botvinnik

A safe, reliable, easy way for adults age 60 and older to get to a doctor’s appointment, friend’s house, grocery store and more, Deikel Transportation provides rides for registered participants who reside within most of Hennepin County.


JFCS — JFCS Senior Services
Contact: Elena Borochin

The professional staff works closely with adults age 60 and older and their families to ensure safe, supported and independent living at home. Participants receive care coordination services, and have access to other services such as transportation, accompanied transportation, shopping assistance, homemaking, kosher Meals on Wheels, bathing and foot care.


JFCS — Nurturing Our Retired Citizens (NORC)
Program Director: Annette Sandler

NORC mobilizes the community to enable seniors to remain independent, healthy and safe in their own homes. NORC nurtures healthy aging and inspires residents of all ages to work toward that goal. The program also facilitates community ACT on Alzheimer’s dementia-friendly communities projects. Reverse mortgage counseling is available as well.


Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) — Senior Services
1633 W. Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-698-0162

We offer several programs and services for older adults to help them remain in their homes and to live as independently as possible. Family consultations with a nurse and/or social worker are available with access to JFS mental health processionals as needed. Concerns that can be addressed include guidance with making long-term care decisions and plan; finding resources and support; deciding if it’s time to make a move to a more supported setting; and addressing disagreements in the family regarding roles and responsibilities for care. Staff includes bilingual Russian-English speaking case managers.


JFS — Life Enrichment Action Program for Adults 55+ (LEAP)
Life Enrichment Specialist: Betsy Ellis, M.S.

LEAP promotes meaningful activity, focused on decreasing symptoms of depression and improving one’s overall sense of well-being. We offer in-home screenings for depression in older adults, and work with individuals to develop personalized plans to improve their moods and help them feel better.


JFS — Dementia Friends
Senior Services Director: Chris Rosenthal, M.S.W.

JFS staff provides education and training to groups surrounding the issue of dementia. The program raises awareness in the general community about the disease, and provides tools for positive interactions between members of the community and people with dementia.


JFS — Graceful Living Assistance for Adults with Disability and Seniors (GLADS)
GLADS Care Manager: Bonnie Jaffe, R.N.

GLADS offers high-quality, personalized assistance to you or a loved one. Professionals with extensive experience in aging issues (nurses, social workers, and/or mental health practitioners) work with you and your loved one to develop individualized care plans based on in-home, comprehensive assessments. Staff provides ongoing monitoring of the plan with phone calls and visits to ensure that the needs of your loved one and family members are met. This includes providing communication with out-of-town care partners and family members to keep everyone involved.


JFS — Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Senior Services Director: Chris Rosenthal, M.S.W.

This educational program is designed to help family caregivers. It will help participants take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. JFS offers a six-week class to caregivers, which provides them tools and resources.


JFS — Senior Resource Connect

Senior Resource Connect provides information and resources to assist individuals in discussing their needs with aging services professionals and provides a one-stop connection to local service providers in communities throughout North America.


Roitenberg Family Adult Day Center
Located on the Rossy and Richard Shaller Family Sholom East Campus
740 Kay Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55l02
Coordinator: Cassandra Nickell

A structured therapeutic program designed to promote well-being for older adults through social and health-related services during daytime hours in a secure, comfortable environment. This program offers comprehensive services that support vulnerable individuals and their families by assisting them in their desire to continue living in the home of their choice while benefiting from increased socialization with their neighbors in the community. The program is made up of a professional team that promotes healthy living and personal independence. Days include music and therapeutic activities, nutritious meals and daily exercise program.


Sabes JCC — Active Older Adults
Barry Family Campus
4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Fax: 952-381-3479
Director: Lyudmyla Petrenko

The Sabes JCC offers a range of programs and classes for active older adults through a variety of fitness programs, enrichment classes, field trips, dicussion groups and social events. We offer kosher lunch three times a week, free Monday matinees, OLLI  classes (the U of M’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), volunteer opportunities and more. In addition, the JCC’s VOICE program engagges and connects low income Russian speaking seniors thorugh events and  activities.


Sholom Home Care in the Community:
740 Kay Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-328-2077
Clinical Director, Sholom Home Care and Sholom Johnson Hospice: Jessica Wall, R.N.

In the 7-county Metro Area, Medicare Certified Sholom Home Care enables seniors to live independently while receiving high quality home health and personal care services. The services include private duty R.N. case management; skilled nursing duties; home health aides for personal care and companions to prevent isolation; and shopping, light housekeeping and cooking based upon personal choice and need. Medicare and private pay.


Sholom Home Care in Sholom Buildings:

  • Bentson Family Assisted Living Residence and Memory Care Center, 651-328-2093
  • Knollwood Place Apartments, 952-939-1604
  • Menorah West Apartments, 952-939-1604
  • Menorah Plaza Apartments, 952-653-3694
  • Roitenberg Family Assisted Living Residence and Leo and Doris Hodroff Memory Care Pavilion, 952-908-1702
  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Apartments, 651-328-2093

For tenants living in Sholom buildings, Sholom Home Care provides on-site assistance with activities of daily living, health monitoring and medication management. Private duty home care and companions, and companions in the nursing home are also available. Home care and housing services, under the aegis of the housing manager, are delivered in an integrated approach to best serve the needs of the tenant.


Sholom Johnson Hospice
740 Kay Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-328-2077
Clinical Manager: Bobbi Poissant, R.N.
Director, Sholom Home Care and Sholom Johnson Hospice: Jessica Wall, R.N.

Medicare-certified hospice care for those with a life-limiting illness provided wherever the patient calls home throughout the 7-county Twin Cities Metro Area: private residence, apartment, assisted living residence or long-term care setting. Services provided by specially trained professionals, clergy and volunteers in conjunction with patient’s physician on an interdisciplinary basis.


St. Paul JCC — Adult Supportive Services
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Director of Adult Services: Barbie Levine

Supportive services include Kosher Meals on Wheels, transportation for grocery shopping, medical appointments and errands, By Hand and Heart (a craft workshop for adults), Living Well (a holistic program for individuals with early memory loss) and Dancing with Parkinson’s.

(Updated 02.19.17)

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