Impact Story 9: Helping Holocaust Survivors

Charlie’s a widowed Holocaust survivor, determined to live out his life as independently as possible. His daughter visits often, but realized she could no longer deal effectively with her dad’s increasing day-to-day needs. Charlie’s daughter called JFS’s Fay Roth, MSW. Fay  arranged for someone to deliver kosher meals on wheels, and transportation so Charlie (not his real name) could mingle with others at its weekly senior adult socialization and lunch program. And when Charlie finally admitted he’d been wearing the same clothes for days, because he could no longer bend down to take off his shoes and socks, Fay told his daughter where to get shoes he could take off easily. Then she arranged for a home health aide to visit him once a week. The aide even brought Charlie a special gadget that helps him change his socks.