Jewish Family Service strengthens individuals and families of all backgrounds through counseling, advocacy, care management, and education.
Our Park City initiatives include offering affordable Mental Health Counseling; programs for Older Adults to encourage healthy aging; and working to help people stay housed, access basic needs, and work their way to self-sufficiency.
Affordable Mental Health Care is an integral part of JFS services. Our licensed clinical mental health staff provides professional mental health counseling and clinical services to people who are dealing with depression, stress, anxiety, suicidal thinking, and other mental health issues. All our counselors are licensed professionals with additional expertise in aging issues. Counseling is offered to any older adult or caregiver with need for this service, at an affordable rate through our sliding fee scale. People without the ability to pay may access treatment for a greatly reduced rate--often only $5 - $10 per session, or for a waived fee; and clients may attend therapy for as long as it is needed. Clinicians are now available for in-person sessions at the Park City office on Fridays with no wait list.
Older Adult Programs, such as Caregiver Support Groups, provide information, education, and help with the practical steps of care planning and management. A support group meets monthly in our Park City office, and the program is offered free of charge. Park City clients may also access all the services offered by JFS' Older Adult programs, including programs and services that promote independence and connect older adults and their caregivers with information, education, referrals, and assistance to navigate the many essential, practical, and complex aspects of successful aging in place, including needs assessment, care planning and care management, service coordination, transportation assistance, and other support.
JFS’ Gleeful Choir – the only program of its kind in the community – provides an opportunity for people in the early to middle stages of dementia and their caregivers to have fun, enjoy music together, and socialize with others; it was designed in response to studies showing that music and singing can reduce symptoms of stress, aggression, agitation, and apathy in people with dementia and can improve memory, mood, and learning. This group meets virtually every other week, providing accessibility to people who may not be able to access this program in person.
Music and Memory is an innovative and effective tool providing personalized music playlists to older adults living with dementia and cognitive decline. A compassionate certified Music & Memory provider is available to bring music into the life of you or your loved one. The program includes an iPod loaded with a personalized playlist, Skullcandy headphones, charging equipment, and time and support from our staff. There is a charge for this service, which can be adjusted for low-income individuals.
Arts & Aging programs for those 55+, such as our weekly Exploring Creativity class, also provide emotional, social and physical health through participation in the arts. This program is free of charge and offered virtually to reach a wide scope of participants, including those who are home-bound.
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