COVID-19 JASA Program Information

 

JASA Program Updates

All group programs at JASA sites are suspended, and individual services are running on a very limited basis. We strongly encourage individuals in high-risk categories for complications – older adults and individuals with underlying health conditions – to limit their exposure to others and stay home.


SPECIFIC SERVICE UPDATES

  • Home-delivered meal service continues
  • JASACare Home Care service continues
  • Senior Housing Sites remain open for tenants. 
    • Common areas are closed.  
    • Non-essential visitors are strongly encouraged NOT TO ENTER the buildings.
  • JASA staff continue to work with individual clients over the phone for programs including Caregiver Support, Care Transitions, Case Management, Elder Abuse Prevention & Intervention, Friendship Houses, Help Center, Legal Services, Long Island Center for Dignity and Support, Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Centers, New York Connects, NORCs, One Stop at JASA, and PEARLS.


SENIOR CENTER MEALS

As of October 30, 2020, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has advised that senior centers remain closed for in-person services. As a result, grab and go meals and any other services that require that older adults go to or attend a center continue to be on hold.  Older New Yorkers that cannot afford private food delivery options and do not have anyone to bring them food may be eligible for GetFood Emergency Home Food Delivery. 

 

You can call 311 and say "Get Food" or visit nyc.gov/getfood for more information.  JASA's Help Center is also available to assist you at this time at help@jasa.org or by calling 212-273-5272. If you are a senior center member, please feel free to call your senior center.

 

Up-to-date information can be found on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

 

If you have any questions on finding medical care, please call 311 or the Novel Coronavirus Hotline (888-364-3065).