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Lorraine and Louis a"h Shamie

Senior Division

Caring for Our Most Honored Community Members in NY & NJ

The Lorraine and Louis a”h Shamie Senior Division is a one-stop shop for seniors and their caregivers. We offer comprehensive and holistic services for the entire family allowing seniors to age gracefully in their homes among family and community.

 

Virtual Monthly Program

We’re making it simple for seniors to enjoy our events every day of the week. Want to join that day’s event? Simply tap on the calendar event square and our zoom link will open on your computer or phone. Or click here.

This Year's Highlights
9,366
COVID-19 Health and Wellness Calls
1,627
Times Seniors Attended Virtual Programs and Events
12,589
Food Packages Distributed to Seniors During COVID-19
423
Therapy Sessions Provided by the SBH Geriatric Initiative (GMHI)
PROGRAMS

Raymond Sultan a”h Young at Heart
Excitement fills the air every other Tuesday as our seniors and volunteers get together to socialize and interact in a warm and vibrant atmosphere. In both Brooklyn and New Jersey, this program joins together a group of dedicated community women and a class of students to share stories, laughter and delicious homemade lunch.

Ralph S. Tawil a”h Senior Programs
Seniors enjoy a variety of social, educational and charitable activities throughout the year.  This includes our Golden Girls and Rosh Hodesh monthly program, our bi-weekly Knitting Club, virtual tours, holiday parties on Hanukkah and Purim, as well as lectures and seminars on senior-related topics.

Shirley & Mike Mamiye a”h Senior Resource Center
Our professional staff coordinates an individualized plan of care for each senior. By utilizing our extensive database, the Resource Center funded by Mike & Shirley Mamiye can offer information case management and referrals to geriatric physicians, therapists, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, home health agencies, food services and entitlements.

Ralph a”h & Gloria Harary Home Visitation Program
At the foundation of our organization is our dedication to “bikur holim.” Our division offers an array of visiting opportunities to those on the giving or receiving end. All volunteers undergo a training session, and in turn make senior visits to private homes, nursing homes and hospitals.

Caregiver Support Group
While the bulk of our programming is aimed towards the senior population, we would be remiss to overlook their caretakers. In this vein, we have an ongoing support group for all those caring for an aging loved one. We encourage all those in need to come speak with our licensed social worker and be a part of a community of people who know what you are going through.

Shabbat Hallot in memory of Diane Azrak a”h
Every Friday, SBH’s Youth volunteers have delivered dozens of beautiful hallah packages to the elderly. Often the deliveries are followed by a short visit with the senior. For many seniors, this is a consistent highlight in their week – opening their doors to see smiling faces, fresh hallah, and a warm “Shabbat Shalom” greeting.

iVisit
Today’s technology makes it easier than ever to stay in touch with loved ones. This program brings seniors up-to-speed with the latest in video conferencing, ensuring that a “visit” from a relative or volunteer is just a few taps away. SBH provides seniors with an iPad and a trained volunteer who shows them how to make and receive FaceTime calls in the comfort of their own home. 

Medical Lending Gemach
From wheelchairs and crutches to canes and walkers, our medical lending gemach ensures that every senior gets the support they need in both Brooklyn and New Jersey. If you would like to donate to the medical lending gemach contact us today.

Elder Abuse Helpline
In conjunction with MHR’s Courage to Heal abuse helpline, anyone can call to talk to a professional about suspicions of neglect or physical, verbal and financial abuse. For anonymous reporting, use the confidential line at 718-787-1300.

testimonials

This is the first time I got out of my house in two months. G-d bless you. ”
– SBH Senior Day Participant

What can I say about the fabulous program you put on at the end of the summer in Deal? That the music was great, the food delicious, the volunteers amazing… It was all of that, and more! My mom had come to visit me in Deal for several days, and I told her we would attend this program. She was hesitant –“Would I know anyone there? You’ll come with me, yes?” I told her not to worry. Everything that the Senior Division has done has been extraordinary, and I knew this program would be no exception. What I really want to convey to you is the impact of your efforts went way beyond those few hours of programming. My mom was transported to her youth through the music, she loved the lunch, she enjoyed the company of her tablemate. And as we drove back to Brooklyn that afternoon, she said she felt “lighter and better” than she had in a long time. It is two weeks later — she’s still talking about it — and her face brightens when she remembers the event. What you are doing for the seniors isn’t only for the seniors. It is also for us, their children and families. We also reap the benefits of your work, and it is important that you know this, and that you know how much it is appreciated. ”

The community work that you do is unbelievable and you cannot imagine how important and dear you all are to me. I consider you all my grandchildren and I pray to Hashem that He give you everything you ask, for this mitzvah that you do for me. You are so beautiful. This means so much to me. G-d bless you.  ”
-Speech delivered by woman on her 91st birthday party, organized by the SBH Youth Committee

contacts
Brooklyn Branch : 718-787-1100
Jersey Branch : 732-531-1117