On Wednesday, March 18, students from Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck visited seniors at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to share in an intergenerational program. The students visited with participants in the Kaplen Adult Reach Center (ARC), the JCC day care program for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. As a private Jewish day school for girls in Grades 9-12, the school’s goal is to create a caring and academically stimulating environment for the religious, intellectual and personal growth of its students. As part of its mission girls visit the JCC several times a year to connect with seniors in our community. Pictured here are students helping seniors prepare and bake homemade rugelach.
The center facilitates social interaction for the seniors as well as support and guidance for their family caregivers. Door to door transportation in handicapped accessible vans is provided to many area towns. ARC is reasonably priced, is a Medicaid provider and offers financial assistance. Free caregiver support groups are available twice a month. For more information or to arrange a visit, contact Lauren Glubo at 201-408-1452 or [email protected]