Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)

aka Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)   |   New York, NY   |  jasa.org

Mission

JASA's mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. JASA honors older New Yorkers as vital members of society, providing services that support aging with purpose and partnering to build strong communities.

Ruling year info

1969

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Kathryn Haslanger

Main address

247 W 37th St. 9th Floor

New York, NY 10018 USA

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EIN

13-2620896

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Spouse Abuse, Prevention of (I71)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The number of adults over the age of 60 in New York City has grown from 1.25 million in 2000 to over 1.5 million in 2013, and it is expected to rise to 1.86 million by 2040. Contributing to this growth is that members of the “baby boomer” generation began turning 60 in 2006 and average life expectancy in the United States has been increasing - from 69 in 1950, to 78 in 2011. For New Yorkers, life expectancy is slightly higher - at 81 years. There is a growing need for senior services, and some of the most pressing challenges facing New York seniors that JASA services address include: • Housing – The rising costs of rent in NYC is challenging for seniors on a fixed income. • Hunger and Nutrition – 1 million seniors in the US cannot afford to buy food. • Social Isolation – Many older adults live alone, and social isolation is often associated with an increased risk for poverty and mental illness. • Elder Abuse – About 76 out of 1,000 seniors are victims of elder abuse.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

JASA Services

JASA’s comprehensive continuum of services is carefully designed to meet the increasingly complex needs of adults as they age:

■ Adult Protective Services + Community Guardian
■ Advocacy Training
■ Affordable Housing
■ Caregiver Support
■ Case Management + Counseling
■ Community Health Navigation
■ Cultural + Educational Programs
■ Elder Abuse Prevention and Intervention
■ Information + Referral Resources
■ JASACare Home Care Services
■ Legal Assistance
■ Mental Health Services
■ Naturally Occurring Retirement
Communities (NORCs)
■ Nutritious Home Delivered Meals
■ Partners in Dignity
■ Senior Centers
■ Sundays at JASA
■ Volunteer Activities

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

JASA Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Over 1 million meals served at senior centers and delivered to the homes of older adults

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

JASA Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2,280 individuals live in JASA's 11 affordable housing buildings

Number of people aged 65+ receiving home care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

JASA Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

JASA Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

JASA's Home-Delivered Meals program delivers over 740,000 meals to over 4,000 clients annually

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

JASA honors older New Yorkers as vital members of society, providing services that support aging with purpose and partnering to build strong communities. JASA’s goal is to enable older adults to remain active and engaged in their communities with dignity and independence.
JASA is one of New York’s largest and most trusted organizations serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, and Queens; and serves people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Our well-developed continuum of activities and services are designed to meet the changing needs of older adults as they age.

JASA's vision is to be a leader in demonstrating how social services and other non-medical interventions and supports can improve health, reduce illness, and help older adults avoid hospitalizations and nursing home placements.

JASA’s strategy is to use community-based, integrated, client-centered programming to help older adults live more active, safe, healthy, and vibrant lives. Our programs include:
• Adult Protective Services: Supervision of daily activities, supportive counseling, crisis intervention and financial management for abused, neglected, or exploited adults
• Advocacy: Adults age 55+ learn to advocate and empower themselves on issues of importance to seniors
• Affordable Housing: Affordable, safe, secure, and accessible housing for senior tenants
• Caregiver Assistance: Support groups, respite services, and referrals for family caregivers of ill or disabled older family members
• Case Management: Individualized, comprehensive assessments that provide direct assistance or referrals helping seniors live safely in their homes, and offer support for caregivers
• Community Guardian Program: Legal responsibility for vulnerable seniors judged incompetent by the Courts
• Community Health Navigators: Training for individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions, to manage their own illnesses and teach these skills to their peers in the community.
• Elder Abuse Prevention and Intervention: Trained attorneys and social workers assisting victims of abuse
• Help Center: Trained social workers answer inquiries from seniors and their families
• Home-Delivered Meals: Nutritious and life sustaining meals delivered to homebound seniors
• JASACare: Home health aide, personal care assistance, and nursing services for older adults
• Legal Assistance: Free legal services for adults age 60+ living in Queens
• Mental Health Services: Licensed mental health clinics, in-home care, and friendship houses for older adults suffering with or recovering from depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues
• Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC): Health, education, recreation, and case management support for seniors living in apartment complexes where the majority of the residents are 60+
• Partners in Dignity: Supporting individuals and family members coping with a serious, life-limiting or advanced illness, or a recent loss.
• Senior Centers: A “home away from home” for seniors seeking group activities, friendships, trips, special events, and hot meals
• Sundays at JASA: A continuing education program with college-level classes

With over 50 years of expertise and experience in the field of aging, JASA is one of the largest and most programmatically diversified organizations serving seniors in the New York metropolitan area. JASA is well positioned to respond to changes in market developments, strengthen the agency, and identify potential partners while also continuing to offer the high quality services that have been its hallmark. JASA continues to incorporate new research and best practices to enhance our current programs and develop new innovative ones.

JASA conducts its work under the leadership of Kathryn Haslanger, who was hired in 2012 to serve as CEO. Under Ms. Haslanger’s leadership, a business plan was created and a leadership team of existing and new staff were identified to meet the challenges of the agency going forward. This group includes professionals in home care, housing, social services, community-based services, adult protective services as well as technology, finance, and fundraising. An active board of trustees includes attorneys, business leaders, and philanthropists, and provides guidance and financial support at regular committee and full board meetings.

Since our founding over 50 years ago, JASA established 8 affordable housing complexes that are now home to over 2,400 seniors. We launched 22 senior centers that today engage over 11,000 seniors each year. JASA provides a wide array of services designed to meet a variety of different needs and continue doing so even as our clients’ needs change. To this end, each year JASA delivers quality care to 1,000 frail homebound clients; provides information and referrals in response to calls from over 10,000 elderly New Yorkers and their families; makes social work home visits and offered case management to over 6,000 clients; serves and delivers more than one million kosher and non-kosher meals; keeps over 3,100 at-risk clients safe through Adult Protective Services and Community Guardian programs; provides free legal assistance to 2,700 seniors; assists over 1,000 victims of elder abuse; and provides college-level courses to 150 seniors.

Our newest initiatives include the Community Health Navigator program that has reached over 200 adults to help them manage chronic illnesses; Partners in Dignity program which joined JASA in 2016 and helps individuals coping with a serious, life-limiting or advanced illness and their families; and our Care Transitions program that helps clients recently discharged from the hospital avoid readmission.

Going forward, JASA continues to strive to be an integral part of the region’s safety net for tens of thousands of seniors and their families. As the older adult population grows, JASA will continue to provide services and programs that help seniors stay active and engaged in their homes and communities.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Leonard Boxer

Martin Siroka

Jessica Feder

Eleanor Wagner

Bonnie Rosenberg

Mark Imowitz

Eric Levine

Ruth Perelson

Joseph Rubin

Carol Chinn

Ilaina Edison

Patricia Green

Eric Greenhut

Martin Halbfinger

David Hildes

Saul Katz

Andrea Landes

Sharon Makowsky

Nancy Polevoy

Linda Rosensweig

Mark Steiger

Judith West

Marvin Davidson

Martin Lifton

Nishana Armour

Pinchas Lev

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/17/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data