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 (appropriate) Holiday,” "you are loved," and other encouraging messages.
Our elders in senior communities need face masks 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 THE PARGH FOUNDATION and Andy Pargh, the Jewish Pavilion has offered a free lunch to the entire staffs at Brookdale Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs, Brookdale Dr. Phillips, Cascade Heights in Longwood, Savannah Court in Maitland. Also Windsor at Celebration and Encore of Avalon Park are tentatively scheduled. The Jewish Pavilion will continue to offer lunch semi-weekly to Health care workers for the duration of the funding. Healthcare workers and other staff members are 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, as well as a beverage and a cookie; all paid for by the Jewish Pavilion. We truly appreciate THE PARGH FOUNDATION and Andy Pargh for initiating and funding this initiative. You can find a link to the story at https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/04/07/jewish-charity-donates-lunches-for-health-care-workers-at-assisted-living-communities/. The Pargh Foundation also provided High Holiday gift bags for over 350 residents of elder-care communities.
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
Even during this difficult time, Jewish Pavilion Program Directors will have provided Activities Directors at senior communities haggadahs (Passover stories) and supplies to run Passover Seders. Whenever possible they provided Passover goody bags for our elders. They currently organize remote programs, forward cards, letters and drawings and make phone calls to residents in elder-care facilities. We are doing everything we can to maintain our mission of enhancing lives of residents in elder-care communities. Click the link below to read our Heritage Jewish News Corona Virus Passover Story.
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.
The Jewish Pavilion also offers the Orlando Senior Help Desk. Please check out our website for important information and referrals regarding senior services throughout Central Florida.
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.