Nancy Zionts and Daniel Rosen Join Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Seniors Task Force
Daniel Rosen, PhD, MSW, professor of social work at the University of Pittsburgh and vice chair of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board, and Nancy Zionts, MBA, JHF COO and chief program officer, are participating in the newly established Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Seniors Task Force. The Federation is launching a comprehensive planning process to identify challenges, service gaps, and needs of Pittsburgh-area Jews across the income spectrum as they age over the next decade and develop strategies to address these challenges. The Task Force consists of approximately one dozen individuals with experience, expertise, and knowledge about senior services in the Jewish and general communities. The group met twice in February to develop a framework and goals for its work, which is expected to last eight months.
At the first meeting, Zionts was invited to present an overview of the landscape of challenges and opportunities in the aging space. She highlighted many of the issues that the JHF Full Court Press for Senior Residential Living and the JHF Aging Team have been addressing, namely workforce challenges, the growing number of seniors who wish to remain in their homes and communities, the growth in the number of persons with cognitive impairment, the opportunities for partnership, and those presented by the proliferation of technological solutions from telehealth to home health and safety monitoring.