Family and Community Support
Mommy & Me — a Parenting Place
This unique support group bridges the generations by bringing young families together with enthusiastic elder residents who have so much to share. Now in its eighth year, Mommy and Me provides a warm, safe environment where mothers and their children can spend time interacting with each other while also enjoying the timeless wisdom and caring company of Jewish Home residents. All participants benefits from this wonderful community outreach program.
Four classes, grouped by age from newborn to three years, meet weekly at the Grancell Village Campus. For more information about Mommy & Me, contact Cheryl Carpet or Marilyn Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 818.774.3300.
Alzheimer's Support Group
Led by the Jewish Home's expert caregivers, this free program helps non-professional caregivers who are shouldering the responsibility of caring for a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
A daytime support group meets at the Eisenberg Village Campus; an evening group meets at Grancell Village Campus. Both provide ample time for breakout support groups with facilitators, as well as updates on various concerns and features of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. For more information, contact the group at 818.757.4490 or email@example.com.
Stroke Support Group
The Jewish Home hosts a weekly activity group for Jewish Home residents and individuals from the community who have survived a stroke. Significant others and caregivers are also welcome. The group is devoted to improving lives with the latest information and the valuable experience of survivors, their partners, and caregivers.
Facilitating the group is Sharon Hensel-Cohen, speech and language pathologist and medical-neurological rehabilitation specialist (and sister of KNBC-TV's Dr. Bruce Hensel). Meetings typically involve medical information, empowerment techniques, personal stories, survivor tips and minimal exercise. Participants enjoy a connection to each others' lives, and by sharing their own experiences help improve the quality of life for all. The group meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Zuckerman Board Room on the Eisenberg Village Campus. For information, please contact Sharon Hensel-Cohen 818.968.02337.
Bereavement Support Group
Strengthening the ability to cope while decreasing the feeling of isolation that accompanies the loss of a loved one are the core benefits of the Home's Bereavement Support Group, sponsored by Skirball Hospice. The free, eight-session support group addresses issues related to grief and loss, with a primary focus on the first 13 months after the death of a loved one.
The group is led by Alison Sarah Adler, MFT, who is Bereavement Coordinator at Skirball Hospice as well as a licensed psychotherapist. Group members are invited to share openly or simply to attend and listen to the experiences of others. All are welcome, regardless of their relationship to the deceased. For information, please contact us toll-free at 877.774.3040 or by e-mail at SkirballHospice@jha.org.