May 31, 2005 - Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS)
was honored as the Rose Medical Center/HealthONE
community partner at a community breakfast held on
Friday, May 27, at the Denver Center for the
Performing Arts. Each HealthONE hospital annually
selects a partner as part of HealthONEs effort to
enrich community life through collaborations with
JFS was recognized for its collaboration with Rose
Medical Center in Senior Connections, a Naturally
Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) program, which
helps seniors declare and maintain their independence.
Senior Connections is a unique pilot program in
Colorado that could serve as a model for future
programs throughout the state.
We are delighted to be named Rose Medical Center
HealthONE community partner, said Yana Vishnitsky ,
JFS president and chief executive officer. The JFS
board and staff extend their heartfelt gratitude to
Rose Medical Center s President and CEO Kenneth H.
Feiler and the Rose Advisory Board for this
Rose Medical Center has provided financial support to
develop this project, participate in clinics, and
advise the Senior Connections staff on the most
effective ways to deliver healthcare to residents.
Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado secured crucial
federal NORC funding to initiate the program. The
Dominican Sisters also collaborate in this
JFS, as lead agency, is working with seniors at Denver
s Allied Jewish Apartments and Crestmoor Downs to
provide a full range of services from at-home medical
visits to specialized transportation to movie theaters
or grocery stores. JFS also coordinates special
classes, wellness clinics, social events, housekeeping
and personal care assistance all to help seniors stay
as independent as possible, for as long as possible.
In addition to the award, JFS received a full page
article in the HealthONE annual report.
About Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Jewish Family Service of Colorado is a community
agency serving metro Denver that provides services,
resources and referrals in the areas of mental health,
counseling, adult care management and in-home support
services for the frail, elderly, emotionally
vulnerable, people with disabilities, and refugees and
immigrants, regardless of faith or economic status.
JFS, a nonprofit and nonsectarian human service
agency, is one of the oldest organizations in Colorado
and assists more than 16,000 people each year. For
more information, please call 303-597-5000 or visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org
May 9, 2005 -- Jewish Family Service of Colorado
has created Solutions For Seniors, a one-stop single
source to meet the needs of senior citizens in greater
Denver. The program provides services, information and
referrals on virtually any topic of concern to seniors
- anything from meal preparation to finding the
nearest post office. For more information about
Solutions For Seniors, call 303-597-5000 or visit