September is National Senior Center Month, a great time to learn about one of the important services provided by the Las Vegas Senior Lifeline, a program of The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas.
“We are so fortunate to have our offices located at the beautiful and spacious Alice and Harry L. Goldberg Senior Center,” shares Lisa Popovsky, Director of the Las Vegas Senior Lifeline. “It allows us the opportunity to host regular congregate meals for our senior clients. Personally, these are my favorite days of the month. The positive energy and joy is uplifting.”
“The weekly congregate meal is designed to provide a nutritious meal and socialization to Las Vegas Senior Lifeline clients that are social isolated or struggling with food insecurity. It is in conjunction with congregate meals that we find ways to celebrate LIFE (Learning, Independence, Friends, and Energy),” Popovsky explained and went on to share the LIFE philosophy.
Learning—Expand your knowledge
We believe it’s never too late to learn a new skill, and we strive to offer a wide range of stimulating educational activities to keep minds sharp. Whether seniors are working on a craft project, playing trivia games, or attending a community event such as L’Dor V’Dor, there’s no lack of opportunities to stay engaged and pursue their passions.
Independence—Live on your terms
We want seniors to be connected to programs and people that can give them the tools to choose your own course in life. We connect seniors with programs focused on remaining healthy, economically secure, and aging positively, as well as giving back to the community. They meet resilient peers who have “been there, done that” as they share life skills.
Did you know that seniors that have regular positive social interaction have more life satisfaction and are actually healthier than those that that are isolated. Many seniors find themselves alone, as they grow older. The congregate meal can be a perfect place to meet new people. Last year, we helped over 60 seniors to connect and make new friends.
Energy—Discover health and vitality
Keeping the mind and body active not only improves the way you feel—it also prevents many health problems that come with age. This year we are working to expanding our health and fitness offerings to include classes such as chair yoga, line dancing and healthy cooking.
Las Vegas Senior Lifeline is a non-denominational program of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. The mission is to provide compassionate care and resources to frail, lower-income seniors to enable them to remain living independently in their own homes. Services are free of charge to qualifying seniors and include homemaking, medial and prescription assistance, and transportation for shopping and medical appointments.
You can help the Las Vegas Senior Lifeline celebrate LIFE by donating resources or your time! For more information on the program please contact Lisa Popovsky, Director at 702.479.4450 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.