COVID-19 JASA Program Updates

COVID-19 JASA Program Updates

ALL GROUP PROGRAMS ARE SUSPENDED. IN-PERSON SERVICES ARE RUNNING ON A MODIFIED BASIS.

At JASA, we are particularly affected by the public health crisis related to COVID-19. We are keenly aware that the 40,000 older New Yorkers that we serve are more at risk both from the virus itself as well as being isolated in their homes. We are working hard with our City, State, and community partners to ensure the health and welfare of our clients, tenants, and staff.

At this time, 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 will continue.
● JASACare Home Care service will continue.
● Senior Housing Sites remain open for tenants. 
   - Common areas are closed. 
   - Non-essential visitors are strongly encouraged NOT TO ENTER the
     buildings.
● JASA staff will 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.


VOLUNTEER UPDATES

We are now accepting volunteers through our JASAChat program where you can check in and connect with a senior once or twice a week. Volunteers will be matched with a senior based on mutual preferences. For more information visit JASA's volunteer page.

Please check back for ongoing updates on programs, events, and resources.

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).