Join our friendly group for lunch and a full menu of activities designed to support a healthy mind, body, and soul. We also offer caregiver respite and a bi-weekly support and discussion group, delivered in partnership with Alzheimer’s San Diego.
“It is so hard to watch my mom deal with dementia. But after making a routine out of coming to the Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center, our life went from despair and misery to heaven. Her blood pressure had been dangerously high but I didn’t want her to be on medication because one of the side effects was lethargy. At her six month checkup, the doctor said her blood pressure was normal. The only change was going to the Center. That was all it took. She was in a state of atrophy and she came back to life.”
Here, every day is different.
On any given day, you can expect a stimulating mix of games, live music and entertainment, discussion groups, dancing, guest speakers, cultural events, holiday celebrations, and more.
We love what we do
Every staff person and volunteer on our team shares a passion for working with older adults. We have specialized training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care and a high staff-to-participant ratio.
We get you there and back
Transportation to and from the Center is offered through On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults.
We emphasize healthy aging
We offer nutritious, kosher lunches, daily exercise and fitness classes, and regular screenings to support mind-body wellness.
We care for caregivers, too
Family members and caregivers have access to a wide range of services, including a bi-weekly Support and Discussion Group offered in partnership with Alzheimer’s San Diego.
Join us Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus
Community Services Building
8788 Balboa Ave.
After many years of involvement as a JFS Board Member, Nadja Kauder reflects on the ways that the agency’s Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center has become a source of support for her and her husband, Manny, now living with Alzheimer’s.
In partnership with Alzheimer’s San Diego, we’ve developed a comprehensive support network for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).
Out & About brings together San Diegans with early-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia for weekly adventures to interesting places across San Diego.
At JFS, we’re committed to helping older adults lead safe, healthy, self-determined lives. Learn about our services, and the many ways we support aging well.
Jewish Family Service is a core partner in the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN). The SDRRN is a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region. To learn more about the SDRRN’s efforts, including a shelter to help migrant families, please visit www.rapidresponsesd.org.