Na’amat Edmonton lends a hand to Jewish Family Services

Na'amat Treasurer Beryl Nahornick with Michael Alpern and Larry Derkach at the JFS AGM last month.

On behalf of Na’amat Canada Edmonton, Treasurer Beryl Nahornick (centre) presented a cheque to Jewish Family Services President Michael Alpern (right) and Executive Director Larry Derkach in support of the JFS SMART Program. The cheque was presented at the  Jewish Family Services (JFS) 60th Annual General Meeting held on March 26.

SMART is an acronym for Seniors Making Age-Related Transitions and the program is designed to assist Jewish seniors who are facing new challenges with mobility, housing, health and changing family and community relationships. Areas of assistance include considering and managing a change in housing, staying active and healthy, enhancing personal security, living wills and personal directives, communicating with care professionals, managing health and medication concerns and coordinating the help of other family members.

The SMART program is offered in partnership with the Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre and is directed to any Jewish seniors, 55 years and older, in Edmonton. All services are free of charge.

Na’amat Canada Edmonton  boasts two strong vibrant chapters – Aviva and Tikvah.  The women in these clubs share common interests and a passion for helping women, children and families in Israel and Edmonton.

For more information about the SMART program, call the JFS office at (780) 454-1194. Click here for information about Na’amat Edmonton or contact Sylvia Alpern, membership co-ordinator at

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