Advocacy and Community Organizing Campaign

 

Advocacy and Community Organizing Campaign

Our campaign is focused on improving access to quality and affordable eldercare for B’nai Jeshurun members and beyond, that is consistent with our Jewish values of caring across generations and respect for workers. We value access to resources, information, and support for individuals and families who require eldercare and long-term care.

We are bringing together communities of seniors and their families with communities of home care/elder care workers and domestic workers and their families, because we believe quality jobs and quality care go hand in hand. Through this dialogue we are uncovering our shared values and aspirations for what elder care and elder care work should be. We are also discussing and grappling with the challenges we all face. We are engaging in dialogue to build trusting relationships and mutual understanding to turn our vulnerability into mutual strength and a shared vision for elder care.

In addition, in collaboration with our partners and with the assistance of the Urban Justice Center, we are researching and evaluating existing training for elder/home care workers in New York City. We want to expand and improve upon what is currently available to workers and consumers. We hope to use our pilot training as a platform to build upon, in order to create more supports and programs to compliment quality training. This is what we want and need for seniors and workers. In addition, elders and their families need resources and information in order to be good employers and to manage our care relationships, and we hope to improve upon what is available.

Learn more about our Elder Care Campaign.