TBA Cares

Hold_my_handTBA Cares is our Caring Committee.

We reach out to families experiencing illness, difficult times, or death.  The TBA Cares team helps members of our Temple Beth Abraham community in many ways, such as providing meals to families in mourning or arranging transportation for the elderly to and from worship services and/or doctors’ offices.  We reach out to congregants who are celebrating the birth of a child or grandchild, to teenagers who are graduating or who just received their driver’s license. Occasional meals and visits are extended to our homebound congregants.

Join the TBA Cares team to see how you can help our community.  You may view the volunteer opportunities here:  TBA Cares LotsaHelpingHands

We use donations made to TBA Cares to help congregants who have experienced a loss in their family.  Donate funds for a shiva meal or supplies here:  

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If you wish to volunteer for TBA Cares, or if you are in need of help, please contact Melissa Baer tbacares@tba-ny.org

TBA Cares…How Can We Help?


 Seniors

Do You Know What Services Your Town Offers Specifically for You?

Many towns in Westchester offer special services and benefits for senior citizens (including buses, activities and senior centers). We have put together this list of websites and contact information, for your information. If your town is not listed, call Village Hall and ask for the Recreation Department.

 

 Town

Contact

Website

Ardsley 914-693-8012 ArdsleyVillage.com/Parks-Recreation
Bedford 914-666-7004 BedfordNY.gov/Recreation
Briarcliff Manor 914-941-6560 BriarcliffManorNY_Recreation/Senior Citizen Services
Dobbs Ferry 914-693-7792 DobbsFerryRecreation
Greenburgh 914-693-8985 GreenburghNY/Brochure
Hastings 914-478-2583 HastingsRecreation.org
Irvington 914-591-7736 IrvingtonNYGov
Mt. Kisco 914-666-8766 MountKisco.org/Recreation/Seniors
Ossining 914-762-1350 Ossining.com/Depts/SeniorServices
Pound Ridge 914-764-8201 Pountridge.com/Neighbor2Neighbor
Scarsdale 914-722-1160 Scarsdale.com/Recreation/Seniors
Sleepy Hollow 914-366-5109 SleepyHollowNY.gov/Recreation/Seniors
Somers 914-232-0807 SomersNY.com/Seniors
Tarrytown 914-631-8389 TarrytownGov.com/RecreationDept
TarrytownGov.com/SeniorVan
Tuckahoe 914-337-8487 Tuckahoe.com/Seniors
White Plains 914-422-1423 CityOfWhitePlains.com/ActiveOlderAdult

What is 2-1-1? (click on the title to go to the 211 website)
United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public to find the answers to a variety of Health and Human Services related questions. You can call or search this database about everything from basic needs like food, clothing and shelter, to volunteer opportunities, legal services, drug treatment, employment support, childcare, eldercare and more.

Whether answering to a natural disaster, a personal emergency or to furnish tools to foster independent lives, United Way’s 2-1-1 seeks to help those in need wherever they live. 2-1-1 can give callers up-to-date information on emergency shelters, road conditions, etc.

Burning Building? Call 9-1-1 Burning Question, call 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a partnership of all of the United Ways in the counties in which it serves. Along with financial support from each United Way, 2-1-1 is funded by local municipalities, private foundations, local corporations and individual donors. Interested in supporting 2-1-1? Please contact panderson@uwwp.org.

These are the panelists and the organizations mentioned during our Elder Care program on January 9, 2015:

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS): www.wjcs.com.  WJCS is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit human services agency that supports 20,000 Westchester residents annually to meet challenges and achieve personal success.  Services include mental health treatment, a network of literacy, learning and youth development initiatives, residential and non-residential programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism, services for older adults, and privately funded programs for the Jewish community.

Jane Slevin, LMFT, Coordinator, Pathways to Care and Center for Jewish Programs: jslevin@wjcs.com or (914) 761-0600 x143

Stefani Cohen, LCSW-R, Partners in Caring Social Worker, stefanicohen@hotmail.com or (914) 366-7898 x102.  Stefani is onsite at the JCC on the Hudson

Judy Fink, LCSW, Director, Geriatric Services, jfink@wjcs.com or (914) 761-0600 x340


Alzheimer’s Association: alz.org (800) 272-3900

Patricia Gaston, LMSW, Care Consultant, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter: pgaston@alz.org or (914) 253-6860


The Law Offices of Robin P. Freimann: Robin P. Freimann, JD, PhDElder Law, Trusts and Estates, Medicaid Planning: rfreimann@elderlawandtrusts.com or (914) 428-4140


Sue Groppe OTR/MS, Geriatric Care Manager/Occupational Therapist, elderservicesny.com or (914) 779-0031