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Contact Amy Gold, agold@jccpgh.org or 412-697-3528, or stop in the AgeWell at the JCC Program Office, Room 201.

AgeWell at the JCC tablet cafe logo

Individual Tablet Use * Ongoing Learning
Pursue Your Interests * Keep Up with Friends and Family

AgeWell at the JCC is excited to announce a new program available to participants 60+ years of age – The Tablet Cafe!
The Tablet Cafe will provide opportunities to increase skills and the use of tablets in a relaxed environment as well as provide time for leisure and online pursuits.

Stop by during these hours of operation:
Monday-Friday, 8:30-10:30 am & 2-4 pm
Complimentary coffee and tea will be available along with light snacks.

Volunteer at the Tablet Cafe!

  • Daily Monitors: Be available during operating hours to assist users with access and oversee informal usage
  • Program Instructors: Class instructors will be trained to teach courses that are offered through a partnering web-based provider.

To learn more about the program and/or volunteer opportunities, please call Amy Gold at 412-697-3528 or email Darlene Cridlin

CheckMates is a telephone reassurance program consisting of older adult volunteers making weekly phone calls to other older adults who may be isolated, homebound or lonely.  Through our trained volunteers and social workers, we are able to connect those CheckMate recipients with additional support and community resources in order to help them remain independent and in their own homes.  Through CheckMates, volunteers and participants develop phone relationships that have lasted for years.

The J Cafe provides lunch to over 130 older adults Monday through Friday.  Volunteers assist those older adults who are not able to get their lunches and at the same time, interact with all of our participants so that they feel comfortable and appreciated.  Other responsibilities include managing the J Cafe to make sure the utensils, plates, napkins and beverages are in full supply. Volunteers range in age from 15 to 85+.

This is an inter-generational program during the summer, Monday through Friday. It brings together people of several generations for a planned craft activity and then provides a nutritious meal to children. Volunteers participate in the planning of activities, as well as the set up & organization of the food service.

Additional volunteer opportunities include The Advisory Council, Health and Wellness programs, and volunteer-led educational programs and discussions.  Our volunteers consist mostly of older adults who are already very active in our programs.  However, several of our volunteers are high school and college students. One of the wonderful benefits of our volunteer opportunities are the connections that our volunteers make every day with our older adult participants.

 

For more information, contact Amy Gold, agold@jccpgh.org or 412-697-3528, or stop in the AgeWell at the JCC Program Office, Room 201.

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