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WHAT Servicing the neighborhoods in Baltimore that are Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC's.)
NORC's are residential communities with a large concentration of elderly residents who live in their own homes, and wish to remain there as long as possible.
WHYTo service seniors who wish to remain in their own homes, live independent lives, and age in place.
WHEREComprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. (CHAI) Baltimore, MD, USA.
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
The Jewish Community Center Jewish Community Services. LifeBridge Health Systems.

Program Description

The mission of the CHAI - Senior Friendly Neighborhoods Program is to
"develop and support thriving, stable communities in neighborhoods with a substantial Jewish population...
and assist with a variety of support services... including transportation, counseling and case management, health assessments, socialization and recreation...home repairs and renovations that make their homes accessible, safe, and in good repair. Programs that take place in apartment buildings, community centers, private homes and elsewhere may include lectures, discussion groups, social activities and movies."

The "Senior Friendly Neighborhoods" Program serves seniors in the community and encourages Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC's) by assisting seniors with access to support services in their own communities or homes including:

-Senior transportation
-Senior health assessments
-Senior socialization and recreation
-Home repairs and renovations to make seniors homes accessible and safe


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Shades of Gray Seminar Program - Monthly seminar that trains faith based leaders to better serve seniors by exploring aging spiritually though novels, short stories and memoirs from contemporary and classical Jewish literature and exercises.

DOROT Kosher Meals for the Homebound Program
- Home delivery of nutritious kosher senior meals to elderly in New York.

Sacred Seasons Celebration Kit Program - Kits for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities to facilitate the celebration of Jewish Holidays for the elderly.

Bubbes Bakery Program - Traditions are passed down as Jewish seniors and children learn to make traditional Jewish baked goods.

Building Closure into Your Practice - End of Life Care for Physicians Training - The Jewish Healthcare Foundation teaching physicians the communication skills, medical principles, and techniques needed to improve the care that they provide for patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Elder's Family Learning Initiative Program - Training classes to assist families coping with the long-term care system allowing seniors to live in comfort, greater independence, dignity and in an environment based on Jewish values.

DOROT Cemetary Visits Program - Volunteer escorts accompany seniors to visit the gravesites of loved ones in cemeteries and assist with emotional support. The DOROT organization is made up of a majority of Jewish seniors, volunteers, and contributors however all are always welcome.


-Senior Friendly Community Programs

Find out more about the "CHAI Senior Friendly Neighborhoods" Program

Senior Programs
-Home Modification, Home Repair Assistance, Design for Aging in Place Programs
-Senior Safety Programs
-Affordable Housing Assistance for Seniors
-Home Sharing Programs
-Assisted Living for Seniors
-Temporary or Senior Shelter Housing
-Gay LGBT Senior Housing & Assisted Living

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