Family & community support

The Los Angeles Jewish Home provides numerous services for members of our surrounding communities, from children to seniors, including:

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Led by outside experts in the field, this free program helps non-professional caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Three groups are currently open to participants. Daytime Support meets on the first and third Monday of each month at Eisenberg Village Campus from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Evening Support meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Grancell Village Campus from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. A Memory Fitness Group meets the first and third Friday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at Fountainview at Eisenberg Village Campus. For more information, please contact the group at 818.757.4490 or alzgroup@jha.org.

Stroke Support Group

The Jewish Home hosts a weekly activity group for residents and individuals from the community who have survived a stroke. Significant others and caregivers are also welcome. The group is devoted to improving lives with the latest information and the valuable experience of survivors, their partners, and caregivers.

Facilitating the group is Sharon Hensel-Cohen, speech and language pathologist and medical-neurological rehabilitation specialist (and sister of KNBC-TV’s Dr. Bruce Hensel). Meetings typically involve medical information, empowerment techniques, personal stories, survivor tips, and limited exercise.

The group meets on Thursdays at 10:00 am in the Zuckerman Board Room on the Eisenberg Village Campus. For information, please contact Sharon Hensel-Cohen at 818.968.2337 or Henselcohen@aol.com.

Bereavement Support Group

Sponsored by Skirball Hospice, the Bereavement Services Department strengthens the ability to cope while decreasing the feeling of isolation that accompanies the loss of a loved one. The free support addresses issues related to grief and loss, with a primary focus on the first 13 months after the death of a loved one. Support is available in the form of counseling, monthly mailings and referrals to community resources.

Alice Kim Chon, MSW, ASW is the Bereavement Coordinator at Skirball Hospice. All are welcome, regardless of their relationship to the deceased. For information, please contact us toll-free at 877.774.3040 or by e-mail at SkirballHospice@jha.org.

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