Address: 1414 N. Prospect Avenue
Days and Times of Service: Monday-Sunday: 9:30am-5pm, 6pm-7pm
HEAL 2045: Monday-Friday 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Mandatory Orientation: Choose one of the following:
Monday, September 21: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
-or- Monday September 21: 3:00-5:00 pm
-or- Tuesday, September 22: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
-or- Friday, September 25: 3:00-5:00 pm
Description of Agency/Activities: Jewish Home and Care Center (JHCC) and Sarah Chudnow Community provide our Jewish community with those services that enable our seniors or infirm to be a part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, independence and dignity. Jewish Home and Care Center provides services to people of all faiths needing short-term rehabilitation care and therapy. The Jewish Home and Care Center provides for those in need of long-term residential care and the Sarah Chudnow Community offers independent and assisted living.
Students Role at Agency: Students can take on various roles within the Jewish Home and Care Center. They have the opportunity to assist the activities staff in providing quality program experiences both at the facility and out in the community at large. Students can make friendly visits or help our independent residents communicate with their family and friends using Skype and other forms of social media. Other projects available for service learning students include, but are not limited to creating press releases for the marketing department and Foundation, accompanying residents on outings and participating shadowing opportunities in the therapy and social work departments and more. Students will also have the opportunity to work with diversified populations and culture. We will also be happy to tap into your skills and talents including music, art, theater, writing…you tell us!
Chai Point (only for students in HEAL 2045): students will be working with and observing dietitians to understand the dietary needs of the seniors especially with Kosher diets. Students will first observe until they understand the dietary needs of seniors, then they will be assisting the dietitians with anything they need. This may involve preparing meals or shadowing those who prepare the meals to observe the limititations.
Requirements at Agency: Jewish Home and Care Center requires all volunteers to fill out a JHCC volunteer application, background check forms, and have a flu shot (offered for free at all locations). They are required to go through a one and a half hour on-site orientation, and students are asked to perform at least two hours of service per week during the semester. Consistency and punctuality are very important to our residents.
*** For more information, see the Jewish Home and Care Center Website at www.jewishseniorliving.org