Syd Green recently celebrated her 94th birthday, an age she’s never been before in an age none of us have ever experienced. Fortunately, Green has gotten to know Lynn Podber over the last four years during their pairing through Jewish Family & Career Services’ One Good Deed program. Since 2006, One Good Deed has matched more than 400 older adults with community volunteers. These friendly visitors bring companionship and joy to seniors and help reduce loneliness, help older adults maintain their independence, and remain in their own homes.
Podber couldn’t imagine Green’s 94th birthday without celebrating “together,” so Podber and her daughter, Wendy, delivered a birthday bag to Jewish HomeLife’s The Jewish Tower in Buckhead, dropping off the package outside the entrance for Green. They stood outside the entrance watching Green pick it up – honoring all social distancing rules – and celebrating her birthday!
Jewish HomeLife and JF&CS are both proud partners of AgeWell Atlanta, a collaborative partnership to help older adults and caregivers navigate the aging process. The partnership also includes the Marcus JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Together, they provide a continuum of services and support to meet the needs of older adults and their caregivers.