JFFS Family Services provides senior services with a larger South County Outreach and Engagement Collaborative funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency. The goal of services is to prevent mental health issues among older adults through outreach, education, engagement activities, referrals, and linkages to community resources.
For more information, contact Terri Moses at 949.435.3460, ext. 360 or e-mail Terri@JFFS.org.
A JFFS senior service professional serves as a resource and triage agent for seniors referred from faith and senior housing communities in south Orange County, providing:
• Case consultation
• Problem solving
• Crisis intervention and advocacy
• Linkage to community resources
• Warm hand-off to higher level mental health services and supports
Community workshops are available on various topics of interest to older adults, including
Elder Abuse and Fraud, Senior Transportation, Financial Planning, and POLST. Customized workshops can be arranged that are tailored to groups of seniors facing similar issues.
Engagement programming is focused on involving seniors as leaders, volunteers and participants in meaningful activities that promote physical and emotional health, social connections, cognitive stimulation, and access to resources. Activities take place in local housing developments. Examples are "Nourish to Flourish" nutrition group, iPad training, technology coaching, brain fitness classes, incentivized physical fitness, walking clubs, multi-cultural dance, ESL, bereavement support and other support groups, fall prevention training, "Life Story and Reminiscence" workshops, and more. Seniors themselves promote public health messages and provide peer support for healthy lifestyle changes.
The larger South County collaborative serves individuals of all ages in South Orange County. Our collaborative partners are Western Youth Services, Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance and OMID.