The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation (YAFJ) has been awarded a total of $195,000 in grants from the Ohio Department of Aging's Healthy Aging Grants. The funding will be used toward improving a number of ammenities and services for senior living programs.

The Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) was awarded $50,000 for technology, including tablets, echo dots, ring doorbells, and echo shows for elderly living alone and needing technology for their home. Virtual Reality headsets are allowing staff to provide free VR Therapy to older adults in Trumbull County.

JFCS was also awarded $20,000 for its Aging Well programs for older adults in Trumbull County. These programs are designed to help seniors stay connected with their community, learn new skills, and improve their overall well-being.

Adult Day Services at Heritage Manor received $25,000 to offer evening and weekend respite care. Previously, care was offered during the day Monday through Friday.

The Federation received $50,000 for homemaker care, $25,000 for extermination services, and $25,000 for non-emergency transport services. These services for Trumbull County residents 60 years and older are being subcontracted to Mirkin & Associates, Inc.

To learn more about YAFJ senior living programs, visit or call 330-746-1076.

For more information JFCS senior living services, visit or call 330-746-7929.