CJE SeniorLife: Enriching Life For Seniors In Myriad Ways
In countless ways, CJE SeniorLife helps older adults pursue lives of meaning, independence and good health through its comprehensive network of housing, healthcare, community services, education and applied research.
CJE’s network of support and services allows older adults to remain in their homes and communities and have their evolving and individual needs met.
Adult Day Services offers supervised, structured programs for people with Alzheimer’s
and other cognitive impairments, as well as those who are frail or socially isolated. A group
setting maximizes each participant’s potential by promoting autonomy, creativity and self-esteem.
CJE’s ADS programs, including Culture Bus, are offered in downtown Chicago, Evanston and the
Center for Healthy Living programs and
services help older adults link to community
resources, make informed choices about aging
issues and maintain their physical, mental
and social well-being. Lifelong learning, health
screenings and cultural and social events help
them lead healthy, independent lives. CHL also
administers two unique websites on caregiving
and pain management:
Consumer Assistance staff in Chicago and the
northwest suburbs provide free information,
resources and advocacy on issues that impact
older adults, including consumer benefi ts,
community services, public assistance, Social
Security, housing referrals, home repair, crime
victim assistance and transportation. Special
features include lending library, computer lab and
classes and Russian-speaking staff.
Counseling from CJE’s licensed clinical social
workers is available to older adults and their
families, along with a variety of support groups.
Geriatric Care Management professionals
assess and consult with older adults and their
families as they experience the transitions of
aging. Acting as liaisons to family caregivers who
live nearby or far away, they coordinate service
delivery, guide decision-making and monitor
Home Health professionals from CJE’s
Medicare-certifi ed and state-licensed home
health agency provide intermittent care to
homebound older adults who are under a
physician’s orders. Staff includes registered
nurses, physical, occupational and speech
therapists, social workers and home health
Kosher Meals are delivered to older adults who
are unable to prepare their own food. In addition
to nutritious hot meals, CJE offers weekly
delivery of fresh-frozen meals via Kosher to Go.
Personal Care Services provide assistance with
activities of daily living and chore housekeeping
through an arrangement with Gentle Home
Services or through CJE’s personal care program
for eligible low-income seniors.
Transportation on CJE’s Shalom buses offers
scheduled, door-to-door trips to grocery stores,
medical appointments and social events.
Medicar Service provides comfortable and
convenient transportation via paratransit vans
to and from medical appointments or other
We’re here for you.
CJE SeniorLife helps older adults pursue lives of
meaning, independence and good health.
Continuing Care Residential Community
Karmel will be metropolitan Chicago’s first
CCRC to embrace Jewish values and culture
and provide all levels of care on a single campus
in Deerfi eld: independent living, assisted living,
dementia care and skilled nursing. In addition to
elegant independent living residences, Karmel’s
many amenities will include multiple restaurants,
indoor pool, spa and salon, movie theatre,
performing arts center and venues for worship,
cultural events and life enrichment classes.
Assisted Living is offered at Weinberg
Community for Senior Living, a state-licensed
campus in Deerfi eld that embraces Jewish
• Gidwitz Place features 125 one- and twobedroom
apartments for older adults who
require a supportive environment yet still
wish to live as independently as possible.
Amenities include personal care services,
housekeeping, kosher restaurant-style
dining, a full schedule of activities, respite
care and registered nurses on site 24 hours
• The Friend Center for Alzheimer’s Care is
home to 35 people with Alzheimer’s and
other cognitive impairments. Residents
enjoy spacious private rooms, assistance
with bathing and grooming, stimulating
activities and kosher meals. Respite care
CJE SeniorLife owns and operates Section 8
subsidized and affordable apartments throughout
metropolitan Chicago. In addition, CJE offers
Robineau Residence, a group-living residence
for 24 older adults who qualify for governmentsubsidized
housing, with amenities for residents
that include activities, transportation, excursions
and a central dining area.
Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation,
a residence in Skokie with 240 private rooms,
provides long-term skilled nursing care, a
short-term rehabilitation unit and a dementia
special care unit. Hospice care is also available.
Robert and Sylvia Haag Pavilion, the shortterm
rehabilitation in-patient care unit, serves
patients after hospitalization, providing physical,
occupational and speech therapy primarily
to Medicare-certifi ed patients. Creative arts,
therapeutic, recreational and spiritual programs
are offered daily to all Lieberman and Haag
residents. Kosher dining at Lieberman is
approved by the Chicago Rabbinical Council
(CRC) and prepared under rabbinical supervision.
The Leonard Schanfi eld Research Institute (LSRI)
conducts social and applied research in the fi eld
of aging that provides the catalyst for new and
innovative program development.
Recognizing the importance of a healthy
spiritual life to the well-being of older adults,CJE
SeniorLife offers residents Shabbat Services
and pastoral care from a chaplain. Cultural and
educational opportunities are offered to the
public by The Lakeshore Mercaz Center for Older
Jewish Adults, a collaborative effort of CJE and
More than 5,500 volunteers provide vital
services to clients including participating in
activities, delivering meals to the homebound,
visiting those who are isolated, assisting with
Shabbat luncheons and more.
Your generous support is critical to helping us
provide these innovative programs and services.
Contact CJE’s Development Department at
773.508.1025 to learn how you can contribute,
or visit us online at www.cje.net.