The Jewish Pavilion is involved with exciting new projects to help seniors during these harrowing times. We are collecting cards and drawings from adults and children and delivering them to our elders in senior communities. We have received cards from the local community as well as from people from all over the United States. We want the seniors to know that we care about them. We are also making calls and sending emails to the aged. The cards we are getting include penpal correspondence, “we are thinking about you” and “Happy Passover” or “Happy Easter. “
Our elders in senior communities need Facemasks and so do their staff members. Thanks to Jill Goldsmith and Joanne Fink , volunteers are sewing masks to help our community. These face masks are being delivered to senior communities. https://www.facebook.com/groups/579109062683073/
At the Jewish Pavilion we love our seniors, and we so appreciate all that the staff who work in elder- communities are doing to keep their residents safe and happy. Thanks to a generous donor, the Jewish Pavilion offered a free lunch to the entire staff at Brookdale Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs on Wednesday, April 1st . The Jewish Pavilion will continue to offer lunch semi- weekly to Health care workers. The Following schedule has been established thus far April 8- Cascade Heights in Longwood, April 15thd Savannah Court in Maitland and April 22nd- Encore at Avalon Park. Also scheduled are Tuesday, April 14th at Brookdale Dr. Phillips and Tuesday, April 21 Windsor at Celebration.
Healthcare workers and other staff members will be greeted by a Food Truck from Toasted; a Winter Park restaurant. The company provides delicious, specialty sandwiches featuring grilled cheese. Staffers will also receive two sides- macaroni and cheese and salad, a beverage and a cookie; all paid for by the Jewish Pavilion. Special thanks to the Pargh Foundation for initiating and funding this initiative.
The Jewish Pavilion is a non-profit that provides seniors of all faiths will loving companionship. The charity also offers Jewish holiday and Sabbath programs, ice cream socials, musicales, grief support and more. Their Orlando Senior Help Desk provides free information and referral for seniors and their family members. The Orlando Senior Help Desk has seen an increase in callers since the onset of the Corona virus. 407-678-9363. The website provides valuable information to seniors and their family members year-round www.OrlandoSeniorHelpDesk.org
With Passover around the corner, Jewish Pavilion Program Directors will be providing Activities Directors at senior communities haggadahs (Passover stories) and supplies to run Passover Seders and or distribute Passover goody bags to our elders..
Office hours at the Jewish Pavilion are 10 a.m.- 4.p.m. We have limited the staff in the office, so please call before you come by. We listen to our phone messages many times of day and respond promptly. Please stay safe and informed, and help to keep everyone, especially our at-risk seniors, healthy. Visit our website for updates www.JewishPavilion.org
To better serve and assist residents regarding concerns about the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), the Florida Department of Health has established a call center to answer general questions residents and visitors might have. The Florida Department of Health's dedicated COVID-19 Call Center number is (866)779-6121.