ElderSource Stands United
I am Linda Levin, the CEO of ElderSource, a non-profit organization that provides vital resources and support for older adults, persons with disabilities and the caregivers who care for them. I am also Jewish.
As a Jew, antisemitism unfortunately is not new to me. This weekend was very upsetting. Our city was spotlighted in the national news for the very public display at TIAA stadium as well as other locations in Jacksonville where hatred against Jews was proclaimed.
In 2020 and 2021, the leadership at ElderSource spoke out against the hatred and racism towards African Americans and Asian Americans. We are now speaking out against the antisemitism that was displayed in our city. We stand united with others and speak out against all hate whether towards persons of different races, cultures, ethnicities, religions, genders, identities, ages or abilities.
As Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel said, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
We at ElderSource are not neutral. We will not be silent against those who harass in word or deed against those who are being persecuted. To our Jewish co-workers and friends in the community, we stand with you against antisemitism and any hate to which you may be subject for when there is hate against one of us, there is hate against us all.
ElderSource 2021 Impact Report
The 2021 ElderSource Impact Report is here for you to read and download! Take a look at what our agency has accomplished in the last year and the success stories we’ve been able to create through our valuable services.
ElderSource 2020 Impact Report
“Unprecedented. Unbelievable. Epic. Unforgettable. Many words have been used to describe 2020. It was certainly a year no one could have predicted. With the global pandemic, racial injustices and deep division in our society, there could not have been a better time for us to inspire unity. One thing became evident in 2020: we are all better together. It was a year where our relationships with our partner agencies and other community organizations were especially vital because the work needed to support older adults and caregivers could not have been done alone.”
Making Impact During the Pandemic
Thanks to generous grants from First Coast Relief Fund and the Jim Moran Foundation, ElderSource was able to assist seniors and caregivers during the pandemic.
With the extra funding, ElderSource was able to partnered with Winn-Dixie Supermarkets; our sister company Elder Options; the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department; and the Crescent City Police Department to shop and deliver groceries for seniors who were not able get to the store themselves.
ElderSource also received a donation from Humana and Farm Share to create 1,000 bags of supplies for seniors. Aging True and ElderSource staff worked together to stuff the bags which will be delivered to seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
We are so very grateful to have both corporate and community support in helping to serve so many seniors and caregivers. Our staff and volunteers continue to work hard during this challenging time to serve our clients.