Do you want to “age in place?”

JFS wants to partner with you in the design and implementation of an innovative Aging in Place project. If you are age 50 or older, reside in Buncombe, Henderson or other area WNC counties, and identify as a member of the Jewish community, please complete this survey. Note that individual responses will be confidential and results will only be reported as aggregate data.

The Aging in Place Needs Assessment Survey has closed. Please email for more information about the project.


Aging in Place is the ability for individuals to live in their own homes and communities safely, independently and comfortably, as they age. It includes having care, support and services provided in one’s home and community. Typically we need more supportive services as we age, and it can be hard to find or select such services. It is also important to maintain social connections, stay active, and continue to use our skills and pursue our interests.   

The responses to this survey will help determine whether there is sufficient interest to create a local membership program that will help its members stay connected with others, volunteer to assist others, receive referrals to and support from agencies and service providers, and get other needs met based on what we learn from this survey. 



This project is funded through the generous support of Dogwood Health Trust, a private foundation based in Asheville, North Carolina with the sole purpose of dramatically improving the health and wellbeing of all people and communities of 18 counties and the Qualla Boundary in Western North Carolina. Dogwood Health Trust focuses on innovative and equitable ways to address the many factors that contribute to overall health and wellbeing. With a focus on housing, education, economic opportunity and health and wellness, Dogwood Health Trust works to create a Western North Carolina where every generation can live, learn, earn and thrive, with dignity and opportunity for all, no exceptions.