Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Receives $195K Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation was awarded a $195,000 grant by the Trumbull County commissioners through Trumbull Senior Levy Services.

The funding, from the Ohio Department of Aging’s Healthy Aging Grants, will be used to provide evening and weekend care for respite visits, technology for older adults, aging well programs, homemaker care, extermination services and nonemergency transport services for Trumbull County residents age 60 and older, a news release states.

Jewish Family & Community Services was awarded $50,000 for technology including tablets, Echo Dots, Ring Doorbells and Echo Shows for seniors living alone and needing technology for their home. 

The JFCS was also awarded $20,000 for its Aging Well programs for older adults in the county. The programs are designed to help seniors stay connected with their community, learn new skills and improve their overall well-being. Included are a socialization group that includes a free lunch and guest speaker, a tech program that provides technical assistance and educational content for various technologies, a support group for adults caring for their parents or other older adults and a grief support group.

Adult Day Services at Heritage Manor received $25,000 to offer evening and weekend respite care. Previously, care was offered during the day Monday through Friday.

The JFCS received $50,000 for homemaker care, $25,000 for extermination services and $25,000 for nonemergency transport services. These services for county residents age 60 and older are being subcontracted to Mirkin & Associates Inc.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.