We are delighted to present our 2019 Annual Report. Every year, as we “look back,” we are amazed at how much CJE offers to the community.
It is often hard to choose which programs and services to highlight. Very few organizations nationwide offer the breadth of programs and services that we do to enhance the lives of older adults in the Jewish and larger community.
In this report, we illustrate how CJE’s Continuum of Care stands without walls—prepared to “meet” people wherever they might be in life, utilizing any of our 35-plus programs to address their individual needs. And while CJE already goes above and beyond, we can’t stand still because the eldercare sphere is changing. Today, how, when and where seniors receive supportive services differs greatly from just a few years ago, as trends in aging in place, medical advances and consumer tastes impact almost every choice.
We must be prepared to meet people where they are and we’re doing just that. Our short list includes a focus on the emerging field of digital health and assistive technology, the highly-anticipated opening of Tamarisk NorthShore, the thoughtful elevation of educational programming for the Sandwich Generation and the expansion of supportive services to seniors who want to stay in their own homes safely and with dignity.
As we move closer to our 50-year milestone, CJE has a strong foundation on which to build for the future. Our efforts and successes are due to the support we receive from so many partners, the most important of which is the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. We are also indebted to the many organizations, foundations, families and individuals who support our Mission—we are honored to have earned your trust.
Finally, our heartfelt thanks go out to our entire Board, our volunteers and our 500-plus staff members—social workers, nurses, care managers, bus drivers, cooks, resident care assistants, therapists and a whole host of hardworking individuals—who provide services to more than 20,000 older adults and their family members each year. With your continued support, we can keep moving forward with creativity and intention to “meet people” wherever they are on CJE’s Continuum of Care.
With best regards
Kalman Wenig, Board Chair
Dan Fagin, President & CEO
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645.