Georgetown, DE (July 9, 2019): The old saying that ‘it takes a village’ is a central tenet when it comes to providing care for loved ones. But families and friends of aging seniors, for instance, may feel that sometimes a village simply isn’t enough. Fortunately, a century-old program with family at its heart stands ready to lend a hand to seniors and care-givers in Sussex County.
The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities this month will host a presentation by Jewish Family Services to educate the community on the group’s services and growing presence in Sussex County. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the County Administrative Offices West Complex, 22215 N. DuPont Boulevard, in Georgetown.
Joanne M. Saltzberg, managing director for Jewish Family Services-Sussex County, will discuss how the program’s team of providers – social worker, nurse, and psychiatrist – develop a plan of personalized aging support services to improve and foster a higher quality of life for clients. She will also discuss how Jewish Family Services’ programs in Sussex County have been received since locating in southern Delaware four years ago, as well as the program’s strategy for delivering services in a community facing challenges, particularly in terms of meeting the evolving needs of an ever-growing population.
The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.
The Advisory Committee’s mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council, and to give support, assistance and advice on significant issues and programs that may affect the lives of the county’s aging and adults with physical disabilities populations. For more information, visit the committee’s page at sussexcountyde.gov/boards-committees.