Beth Shifra has run many functions for seniors. We have had our Hebrew school students visit nursing homes and other sisterhood events in various communities. They sang songs at community functions comprised of mainly senior citizens. They would invite them for holiday gatherings.
We have seen over time that more and more grand parents are stepping in to care for their grand children. It is the grand parents that are calling us and trying to find out what community events their grand children can participate in. When we have our holiday parties it is usually the grand parents that are bringing them to these celebrations.
Their are many services that seniors can take advantage of in their community for themselves. Their are many local synagogues that run buddy programs that will pair you up with a fellow senior or a college student. They will take you shopping and look in on you from time to time via a phone call. Their are many senior centers that will take you on trips around town to museums and other kinds of outings.
Their are also special discounts for seniors:
Consumer Protection and Disabilities many other helpful links please click below :
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If you are unable to walk to a bus due to a handicapp- their are special numbers to contact that will assist you .
Their are also many senior centers that you could attend.
Why attend a senior center?
Events for Seniors
Things to do with your grand children on a computer:
These sites are all ESL Friendly Don't worry... They are easy to use
Click on sites:
Web site to work with children on: Read stories etc...
Tongue Twisters..lots of fun and jokes
BASIC COMPUTER HELP
Go to the library and take out a few books to read to them when they return from school.
Many libraries cover a variety of books: Hebrew, Russian and Yiddish just to name a few languages that have been seen. Their are many more to choose from at diff. libraries.
Take them to the community park near your house.
Go on a walk around the community look at the trees, flowers, cars, houses and buildings.