Council for Jewish Elderly

Jewish values for positive aging

aka CJE SeniorLife   |   Chicago, IL   |  http://www.cje.net

Mission

CJE's mission is to facilitate independence of older adults and to enhance quality of life by advocating on their behalf and offering programs and services throughout the continuum of care for individuals, families and the community.  The agency is an affiliate of Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Ruling year info

1972

President & CEO

Mr. Dan Fagin

Main address

3003 W. Touhy Ave.

Chicago, IL 60645 USA

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EIN

36-2727597

NTEE code info

Nursing, Convalescent (Geriatric and Nursing) (E91)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Alzheimer's (G83)

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Our programs

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CJE Services

Today, healthy aging and elder care programs are offered in the categories of 1) Life Enrichment, 2) Supportive Housing and Resources, 3) Healthcare, and 4) Research and Education as described below,
Life Enrichment programs support the needs of older individuals to stay engaged with life – physically, socially, intellectually, culturally and spiritually – throughout the aging process. Programs include the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) which annually offers educational programs and socialization events for 2,500 older adults that help them make healthy choices, get connected to community resources, learn how to use new technology, and enhance their quality of life. CHL is starting a Virtual Senior Center that connects homebound elders to interactive classes and events through home computers.
Supportive Resources include services that provide support and advice to help older adults thrive and “age in place” in the community. Programs include Consumer Assistance, Adult Day Services, Culture Bus, Home Delivered Meals, In-home Personal Care, Geriatric Care Management, Senior Shalom Bus and Medicar, Independent Housing and Assisted Living.
Healthcare at CJE addresses both acute and chronic medical and mental health needs, always in coordination with community medical providers. Throughout the CJE system, patient centered care is an active practice. Programs include individual and group Counseling, Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation short-term rehab and long-term nursing care, Special Support for Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and the Transitional Care Collaborative that improves the quality of post-hospital care for frail elderly at risk for re-hospitalization.
Research and Education is dominated by Leonard Schanfield Research Institute (LSRI), an in-house applied research division. LSRI is currently developing an Elder Abuse Decision Support System with researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago for use by state departments on aging. CJE also offers educational events for local professionals and concerned community members, updating them about issues and trends in the aging field. As a field placement, CJE trains several student social workers, nurses, creative arts therapists and Jewish young leaders each year.

Population(s) Served

CJE’s Center for Healthy Living transforms decades of experience and innovation into educational programs, classes and invaluable resources.

Living well is the result of achieving balance among the different areas of your life. CJE SeniorLife’s Center for Healthy Living can help you fully engage with life by improving your mind, spirit and body.


CJE’s Center for Healthy Living targets all aspects of your well-being through a wide range of programs and resources, helping you:

Maintain your physical health with educational seminars, fitness programs and preventive health screenings.
Enrich your mind through lifelong learning programs and cultural and social events.
Make informed choices about aging issues and discover programs, services and community resources to help you age in place and remain independent.
Learn about caregiving and how to navigate life transitions.
Cultivate your creativity through the Art in the Moment app.
The Center for Healthy Living offers

Lifelong Learning Classes and Workshops
Health and Wellness Education and Screenings
Pain management information and support through www.mypainmanagement.net
Caregiver Education, Support and Resources
Volunteer Opportunities
We offer programs in the community and at our location in Rogers Park.

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Population(s) Served

CJE’s Consumer Assistance staff provides a person-centered service that helps people find ways to resolve financial, housing or care management concerns so they can live in the community with dignity and respect as they age. Staff is available to meet with clients at the main CJE office or at sites in the north and northwest suburbs. Many staff members are bilingual in English and Russian.

Services

Information, Referral & Advocacy Services for Older Adults
​Information on Retirement Benefits Including Social Security And Medicare
Benefit Identification And Application Assistance
Senior Health Insurance Program Counselors
Housing Assistance
The Entry Group

Population(s) Served

CJE SeniorLife’s Adult Day Services (ADS) provides socialization, support and stimulating programs for older adults who need supervision during the day. Three locations to choose from: Evanston, Deerfield and downtown Chicago.
We strive to maximize the potential of each participant, helping improve his or her quality of life while giving family members a much-needed break from the demands of caregiving.

A Unique Community of Peers and Caregivers

Participants thrive in a warm, caring community that has a lively and engaging atmosphere. Our creative, holistic approach to adult day programming allows us to offer participants structure and support. Our staff engages the whole person – mind, body and spirit – by integrating memory support, health and wellness and creative arts therapies (music, art, drama and dance), into each day’s activities. Sensory experiences, word games, intergenerational events, entertainment, celebrations, discussion and reminiscence groups are an integral part of the everyday experience at ADS.

Adult Day Services: The CJE Advantage Caring, professional staff with training in dementia and other aging issues.
Valuable respite for caregivers.
A full spectrum of enriching activities, including creative arts, socialization and programs designed to meet the individual’s physical, cognitive and emotional needs.
Individual needs assessment upon enrollment.
Individual care plans created and regularly reviewed.
Wellness programs and support groups for members and the caregiver.

Population(s) Served

Through Title III of the Older Americans Act, CJE can provide the home delivery of one to two hot kosher meals for older adults who are unable to shop and/or prepare food.

Meals are delivered between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All meals are healthy, calorie controlled and meet Government Nutrition Standards.
Frozen meals (also, available during weekday delivery, ) may be used for weekends, during the Jewish holidays or national holidays.
Special diet meals include diabetic, low sodium, renal and mechanical soft.
Eligibility requirements apply, based on assessment by the North Shore Senior Center.

Delivery areas limited to Niles, Evanston, Northfield and New Trier Townships :

60022,60025, 60026, 60029, 60053, 60062, 60076, 60077, 60091, 60093, 60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208, 60209, 60712

Population(s) Served

CJE Transportation services have been serving the community for over 35 years.
The Transportation department can provide subscription and appointment-based transportation services to clients who live within the CJE established geographic boundaries. Transportation is available for clients of Adult Day Services, people living in the community and for clients who require a Medicar.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Award in the area of Creative Expression 2008

Family Caregiver Alliance

Financials

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Council for Jewish Elderly

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kalman Wenig

No Affiliation

Term: 2017 -

Kalman Wenig

No Affiliation

Kenneth Lorch

No Affiliation

Charles Bley

No Affiliation

Marc Berman

Eve Biller

Sam Brilliant

Arnold Brookstone

Dennis Carlin

Steven Drucker

Alan Ellenby

Daniel Epstein

James Feldman

Terri Freeman

Vern Gideon

William Goldberg

Allan Goldstein

Jeffrey Graff

Alan Greene

Sondra Kraff

Robert Landsman

Bruce Lederman

Jack Levin

Steven Levine

David Macknin

Paul Miller

James Mills

Todd Newberger

Vicki Pines

David Rosenberg

Carey Rothbardt

Mally Rutkoff

Michael Saltzman

Stephen Sandler

Robert Schlossberg

Joel Schneider

Michael Schultz

Terry Schwartz

Susan Segal

Nancy Shalowitz

Marci Shapiro

Linda Siegel

Judy Smith

John Sobel

Abbe Temkin

Dianne Tesler

Leonard Worsek

Ned Zallik

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No