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• Adult Day Center
A creative, interactive program that focuses on living well. Compassionate support services, activities and socialization enable members to continue living at home with the benefits of joining a lively community of friends. Open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Includes personal care, nursing supervision, a full array of therapies, Jewish programming, and health and wellness services.
An interactive brain and body fitness class that teaches strategies to improve memory, focus, and concentration.
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Ovation Chai Point private dining room.
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Ovation Sarah Chudnow in Mequon.
• R & R Club
This club offers active individuals experiencing memory loss at an early age opportunities to participate in cultural events and interactive experiences. This innovative program improves quality of life through meaningful social connections. It is the first “model program” in Wisconsin to serve individuals under the age of 65. Club enrollment required. Club members meet every Friday 9am-1pm.
Each 4-hour session includes:
-Coffee and light snack at Rubenstein Family Kosher Oasis and Art Gallery
-Engaging community outing with experienced staff and volunteers
-Lunch with a lakeside view or local restaurant
-Stress and relaxation techniques
Club members meet every Friday from 9 am-1 pm
A free program for caregivers and their loved ones experiencing beginning to mid-stage memory loss. This collaborative program with Jewish Museum Milwaukee combines are and featured exhibits. Specially-trained museum educators engage participants in lively discussions. Generally meets the first Friday of each month 10am – 11:30am. Register at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee at 414-390-5742.
• Memory Café
Miss Katie’s Diner (winter months)
1900 W. Clybourn St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Pitch’s Express and McKinley Marina (summer months)
1750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Memory Cafés are places where people with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can be with their care partners to socialize and have fun with others dealing with a similar situation. They are free and provide a time to put aside the diagnosis, while having a great time connecting as a family or creating new friends in a community setting.
3rd Wednesday of every month 2:30-4 pm.
Register: First time attendees please call the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.
Partners with Pitch’s Express, the Alzheimer’s Association, Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Milwaukee Public Museum, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, and the Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Executive Director: Trish Cohn
Director of Day Services: Dawn Adler, R.T.
Social Worker: Dana Rubin-Winkelman, MSW, CAPSW, 414-721-9249
President: Michael I. Sattell
Deerwood Crossing is a beautifully-designed and affordably-priced assisted and independent living facility with a kind and caring staff. Deerwood offers a high level of amenities, including a private dining room that serves three meals a day, an exercise room, a library/computer lab and daily activities. Studio, one-and-two bedroom apartments feature full kitchens and give seniors the flexibility to live in the same apartment as their needs change and they “age in place.” Residents can choose supportive services as needed, including medication administration, laundry, housekeeping, wellness checks, a facility-wide Life Alert system, transportation to medical appointments , and a nurse on staff for health care needs.
Deerwood Crossing is a partner in serving the community with Jewish Family Services.
Contact: Dan Fleischman, Vice President of Housing and Residential Services, DFleischman@JFSHousing.org
Property Manager: ACC Management Group, (414) 354-4700
Golda Meir House provides independent living for low-income seniors. It is owned by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Social services are provided by Jewish Family Services.
Contact: Viktoriya Rubinshteyn, Service Manager, email@example.com
Property Manager: Metropolitan Associates, 414-276-1515
The purpose of Hand in Hand, Volunteer Partners in Caring is to further the mission of the Ovation Jewish Home by providing volunteer and financial support. Our members enhance the lives of residents and provide direct services to residents through volunteer service and sponsorships of staff, community and board-initiated programs. Hand in Hand also sponsors the gift shop at the Ovation Jewish Home. Caring Partners, an offshoot of Hand in Hand, provides volunteers for residents at end of life, ensuring that no one at any of our communities need die alone.
Chair: Mary Anne Selby
Renovated in 2013 and internationally known for our award-winning design, innovative programming and commitment to research, offers a nurturing, caring environment for residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Our goal is to maximize functional, social and cognitive abilities for all of our residents. Medicare and Medicaid certified, we offer flexible and individualized therapies and promote meaningful activities to stimulate the senses and enhance cognitive awareness. Examples include homemade cooking, massage and music therapy as well as Monya’s Garden, a rooftop patio with space for residents to enjoy nature outdoors.
President: Michael I. Sattell
Administrator: Linsey Henschel
Since 1867, JFS has provided comprehensive social services for the Milwaukee-area Jewish and general community. Our mission is to provide supportive services that will strengthen families, children and individuals throughout the life cycle within the context of their unique needs and traditions. JFS services include: counseling and clinical support, older adult services, and care management for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.
JFS is a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and a beneficiary of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.
President/CEO: John A. Yopps
Chair: Jennifer Ciralsky
The Jewish Home & Care Center Foundation was created to assure that the important mission of Ovation Jewish Communities continues and to secure the future for the next century. Endowments created within the Foundation by donors and friends allow the Ovation Jewish Home, Ovation Chai Point and the Ovation Sarah Chudnow Communities to enhance the lives of residents in numerous ways. Our mission speaks to the strength of our Foundation in being able to work with families and provide services for their loved ones, regardless of their ability to pay.
President: Michael I. Sattell
Vice President of Development: Tanya Mazor-Posner
Chairman of the Board: Joshua L. Gimbel
Meaning “strength” in Hebrew, KOACH is the popular program that brings together adults 65+.
KOACH reflects the vigor of this region’s Jewish community by representing the JCC and five Milwaukee synagogues including Congregations Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, Shalom and Sinai, and Temple Menorah. The program provides a kosher lunch and an entertaining program designed for this special audience. Reservations are required.
Director: Mona Cohen, MCohen@jccmilwaukee.org
Make a homebound older adult’s special day even more special. Invite a volunteer to celebrate a birthday with treats, surprises and a one-hour visit.
Director: Mona Cohen, MCohen@JCCMilwaukee.org
The Clubhouse was founded in 2018 in direct response to the rapid growth of the Milwaukee North Shores aging Jewish population, the epidemic of loneliness among
independent older adults and specifically the lack of affordable structured social engagement opportunities. The Clubhouse is a way for seniors to get together
for lunch and to share stimulating and entertaining programming approximately twice a month. A wellstaffed group of volunteers contribute to the incredible
success of this program. Transportation can be arranged. Gatherings are held at Congregation Shalom at noon.
Reservations are required. “Be A Member Of This Exclusive Club, Where Friendship Pays Your Dues.”
Director: Judy Winnik, Judy@LChaimChaverut.org • (414) 882-1393