In the spirit of community partnership, the JCA has reassigned staff to the River Garden campus during their time of need. JCA staff will assist check-in personnel to help safely monitor access to the River Garden campus and grocery shop for residents of The Coves Independent Living Community who are now unable to leave the River Garden campus.
For our senior members, many of whom rely on the JCA as a lifeline, we are reaching out by phone and contacting each one individually to make sure they are well. If we discover members in need of services, we are reporting their need to our partners at JFCS. Hundreds of seniors utilize the JCA for weekly fitness classes, discussion groups and socialization. The JCA is the reason that many seniors can live independently, longer, and we want to continue to help them during this time.
The Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida has created the Jewish Community Pandemic Emergency Relief Fund aimed at helping Jacksonville’s Jewish institutions, including the JCA, manage the economic impact of this pandemic, provide support for a range of current and anticipated social services and offer emergency assistance to those most vulnerable and impacted in our community.
Visit https://www.fundingjewishjacksonville.org/ to support this fund.