Getting together with friends, being physically and mentally active, helps seniors thrive.
With these factors in mind, Federation impact planners met with local senior service agencies to generate new ideas for older adult wellness. Together they came up with a plan to bring Jewish seniors from all over Atlanta to the Marcus Jewish Community Center (MJCCA) for a day of engaging activities and good old-fashioned socializing. It was a simple idea, yet never before done in Atlanta.
The result was Senior Day, a unique collaboration between Federation, Jewish Family & Career Services, the MJCCA and two Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs). Made possible with a grant from Federation’s Response Fund, Senior Day was a powerful demonstration of how much more our community can do for seniors when we do it together. It was a day of activities that only the MJCCA could provide, ranging from water aerobics and cupcake baking to ballet barre, yoga, and meditation classes.
Loretta Bernstein, a member of the Toco Hills NORC, loved it. “Senior Day brought me together with different people that I hadn’t seen in a long time, for new activities in a familiar environment. I wish for more Senior Days!”
We hear you, Loretta, and you’ll get them! We know that great things can happen when a community comes together to meet important needs. Federation is proud to have been part of the process.
Senior Day…one way Federation is strengthening our community.
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