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Telephone: 315-446-9111 info@sjfs.org  Fax: 315-446-1537

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AgeWise Solutions Is expanding!

AgeWise Solutions has a team of professional geriatric care managers you can trust to be by your side. We will personally guide you and your family through the maze of Medicare, Veterans benefits, home care choices, insurance claims, transportation... well, anything you need to give you peace of mind each day.


Call us at (315) 446-9111 x234 TODAY

to see how we can help give you peace of mind TOMORROW

In the News...

Older Americans Act Reauthorized!

The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services that keep older adults healthy and independent: services like meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, benefits enrollment, and more.

Over four years after it expired, legislation to reauthorize the Act was passed by Congress with unanimous, bipartisan support, and signed into law by the President on April 19.


Our Staff and How to Contact Us

Administration Extension
Judith Huober Director 236 HuoberJ@sjfs.org
Ellen Somers, LMHC Assistant Director 225 SomersE@sjfs.org
Kristina Vanderwerf Business Manager 196 KVanderwerf@menorahparkofcny.com
General Information 234
Care Management
Evelyn Kinsey, MSW Solutions Care Manager 230 KinseyE@sjfs.org
Tessa Wood, LMSW Solutions Care Manager 231 WoodT@sjfs.org
Rob Hoston E.I.S.E.P. Case Manager 229 HostonR@sjfs.org
Diane Seidenfus E.I.S.E.P. Case Manager 226 SeidenfusD@sjfs.org
Danielle Schneider E.I.S.E.P. Case Manager 233 SchneiderD@sjfs.org
Deborah Ellis Kosher Meals on Wheels Coordinator 256 EllisD@sjfs.org
Community Mental Health, BeWell Initiative
David Donaghy LCSWR Intake Coordinator/Social Worker 227 DonaghyD@sjfs.org
Bertha Jacobs, LCSWR Social Worker 227 JacobsB@sjfs.org
Rosalie Young, LCSWR Social Worker 237 YoungR@sjfs.org
Aida Caputo, LCSWR Social Worker 227 CaputoA@sjfs.org
Peggy Miller, LMSW BeWell Initiative Coordinator 225 MillerP@sjfs.org
Larry Crinnin BeWell Program Associate CrinninL@sjfs.org
Petrina Awinador-Kanyirige Clinical Intern 228 AwinadorP@sjfs.org
Ginai Prosper Clinical Intern 228 ProsperG@sjfs.org
Marcin Zak Clinical Intern 228 ZakM@sjfs.org
Diamond Breland Clinical Intern 228 BrelandD@sjfs.org
Call for Transportation and/or Medical Advocacy 234
Volunteers, Education and Outreach, Exceptional Needs
Deborah Ellis Education, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator 256 EllisD@sjfs.org