Senior Connections is a new initiative intended to address the communal and spiritual needs of the increasingly large Jewish aging population in Central Virginia.

A Senior Connections "client" leans on his cane.

location

Charlottesville, VA

Funding began

May 1, 2015

contact

Latifa Kropf, Director

 

The Senior Connections Story

 

Senior Connections is a new initiative intended to address the communal and spiritual needs of the increasingly large Jewish aging population in Central Virginia. "The primary goal of Senior Connections is to connect with and support our Jewish elders,” says Latifa Kropf, Senior Connections Coordinator. The program is funded by the Eitelberg Fund of the United Jewish Fund of Charlottesville (UJFC) and is run by Congregation Beth Israel.

A 2014 survey found that we have many Jewish seniors in the community who live in isolation, lack transportation to needed services, don't know how to get the medical attention they need, or have financial problems. Some would like to attend services at the synagogue but can't get out. The Senior Connections program is helping Jewish seniors meet those needs, often connecting them to available services. Your donations will help give meaning and security to these people.

 

Our Jewish seniors need support and Latifa Kropf is there to help.
— Jeffrey Grossman, UJFC Board Member
Director Latifa Kropf presenting to the UJFC Board, 2/9/2017.

Director Latifa Kropf presenting to the UJFC Board, 2/9/2017.