Through a generous donation from the Sobel Family Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will deliver care packages to 300 at-risk older adults in the community. JFS volunteers will deliver the packages to residents of the Village Apartments in South Orange, the Federation Plaza in West Orange, and B’nai B’rith in South Orange, as well as to homebound adults living in private homes, over the next few weeks. Packages will include paper products (tissues, paper towels, toilet paper), household cleaners, sanitizing wipes, hand soap, hand sanitizer, and PPE (masks, and gloves). They also will contain cookies, and cards made by volunteers.
“These care packages will provide necessary and sometimes hard to find disinfectants, sanitizing wipes, gloves, masks, and other supplies to older adults living in the community who are most at risk for contracting covid-19,” Stephanie Grove, the director of JFS MetroWest’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Center, said. “We hope these care packages will remind the recipients that we are here to support them.”