FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions

Founded in 1968, JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) is one of New York’s largest and most trusted non-profit agencies serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. We provide life sustaining social services for seniors and peace of mind for their families and friends.

JASA was created out of a decision by the Federation's Committee on Communal Planning, which recognized that an escalating number of older New Yorkers required programs and services to meet their needs so they could remain in their communities with dignity and autonomy.

Since its founding in 1968, JASA has been a member of the UJA-Federation of New York network.

JASA serves over 40,000 older adults, of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds in the New York metropolitan area. We also serve adults 18+ in our adult protective services and community guardian programs.

JASA provides:

  • Adult Protective Services + Community Guardian
  • Advocacy Training
  • Affordable Housing
  • Caregiver Assistance
  • Case Management + Counseling
  • Cultural + Educational Programs
  • Elder Abuse Prevention
  • Friendship Houses
  • Home Care Services
  • Information + Referral Resources
  • Legal Assistance
  • Mental Health Services
  • Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) Programs
  • Nutritious Home Delivered Meals
  • Senior Centers
  • Transportation
  • Volunteer Activities

YES! We fulfill the Jewish value of honoring the aging while serving adults of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds.

JASACare – JASA’s Home Care service provider – is a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) licensed agency providing home health aide, personal care assistance, and nursing services to older adults and their families. We provide services for Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Pay.

JASACare provides compassionate in-home care whenever you need it – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To contact the JASACare Office, please call 718.707.9696 or email homecare@jasa.org.

JASA is a 501(c)(3) voluntary nonprofit organization. In accordance with IRS regulations, contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Yes! Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities.

JASA relies on the generosity of our individual, foundation, and corporate donors in addition to the government funding that we receive. Donate Now

Click here to make your contribution to JASA. For more information contact 212.273.5320 or development@jasa.org.

JASA’s 22 Senior Centers provide a sense of community to brighten the lives of older adults. Our Senior Centers have a wide variety of programs and schedules that include:

  • Hot, nutritious kosher and non-kosher lunches (some centers also provide breakfast)
  • Discussions on current affairs and history
  • Exercise and wellness programs
  • Classes in dance, music, art, and writing
  • Trips, parties, and celebrations

Click here to find a JASA Senior Center near you

JASA’s NextAct programs are designed specifically for adults 55+. These dynamic individuals are looking for interesting and fun ways to be engaged, learn, meet peers, and make an impact in their communities.

These popular programs engage hundreds of New York’s best and brightest, through:

  • Advocacy Coalition & Trainings — explore political issues and have your voice heard
  • Volunteer Opportunities — give back to the community
  • Lectures — discussion series with wine and cheese
  • Sundays at JASA — college-level courses and lectures

Click here to learn about NextAct programs.

JASA provides services in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Look at our map to find a service near you.

JASA offers stimulating educational programs – courses and lectures – on a wide array of Jewish topics. For homebound JASA Seniors, we have lively community Passover Seders.

JASA’s Help Center 212.273.5272 help@jasa.org.

Home Delivered Meals
Contact 212.273.5272 or help@jasa.org.

Home Care
Contact JASACare at 718.707.9696 or homecare@jasa.org

Legal Help
JASA’s Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens (LSEQ) provides free legal services for adults age 60+ who live in the borough of Queens. JASA’s Legal/Social Work Elder Abuse Program (LEAP) provide elder abuse assistance older adults in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. For more information contact 212.273.5272 or help@jasa.org.

Mental Health Services
To find a facility near you click here. Or contact 212.273.5272 or help@jasa.org.