Address: 1414 N. Prospect Avenue
Transportation: By Bus: Take the #30 bus towards Downer. From Curtis Street, walk to 1440 N. Prospect.
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 18 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 7 minutes
Days and Times of Service: Monday-Friday 7:00am- 6:30pm,
Mandatory Orientation: Students must attend one of the following orientations:
Description of Agency/Activities: At the Jewish Home and Care Center, residents are in the center of a circle of caring that includes family and friends, physicians and medical professionals, and the professional caregivers of the Home. Residents and their family members are invited to take an active role in the residents' care plans, and family meetings are scheduled on a regular basis that includes the residents. Unlike a hospital or acute-care setting, staff at the Jewish Home has a unique opportunity to form long-term relationships with individual residents.
Students Role at Agency: Students help socialize with the recreational and social activities including in-house transportation, talk one-on-one with individual residents, do a one-on-one activity with residents or a small group activity (two students with two residents).
Commitment/Requirements at Agency: A volunteer application, background check, flu shot, and mandatory orientation. Students must complete the online volunteer application prior to orientation.
***Special Opportunity for SOCI 4300 students ***
Description of Placement: Residents at Chai Point (independent and assisted living) who have been college professor prior to retirement will meet with students once a week to talk about their former careers and the aging process. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the atmosphere provided by senior residences, about the work of activity staff, and about individual perceptions of the aging process.
Student Role: Students will meet one-on-one or in small groups one afternoon each week with the residents and visit at various other days and times to experience different activities provided for the residents. They will also have the opportunity to meet with social workers and activity staff to talk about the kinds of activities we provide and how they help residents stay as healthy and active as possible for as long as possible.
Commitment/Requirements at Agency: A volunteer application, background check, flu shot, and mandatory orientation. Students must contact Beth ASAP to set up orientation.