Senior Connection

Bringing a smile to the face and joy to the heart of every senior.

it is estimated that 11% of the current population is over 65. 75% of seniors between 75-85 years of age provide their own assisted daily living, and the percentage of those over 85 only drops to 55%

The elderly are the most rapidly-growing population group in the United States and Senior Connection wants to help fill these years with joy and a sense of caring.  We arrange social events, educational programs and various holiday celebrations.  We work with nursing homes, retirement communities and directly with individuals to help them with specific needs, including home visits, and more.  

Who are we?
CIMG0213.JPGSenior Connection is a division of Lubavitch of Wisconsin and is dedicated to serving all Jews throughout Wisconsin with Ahavat Yisrael - an unconditional love and concern for every Jew, regardless of background and affiliation. Our inter-generational program promotes the sharing of stories, Jewish experiences and knowledge among the generations.

Chedva Federman, our director, has been working with Senior Citizens for over 20 years.  While living in California she directed "The Senior Connection", a multi-generational program that organized activities for nursing home residents, as well as seniors living independently.  Her experience has taught her that there is much wisdom to be gained by listening and sharing with seniors.   
Chedva has a great deal of knowledge concerning the issues faced by seniors, the difficult situations they often encounter in hospitals and nursing homes, and the struggles they face to live independently.  She has done extensive research on "elder abuse" and "neglected conservatorship" issues and has earned certificates in:

  • Health Care Activity leader
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Inter-Generational Certificate from University of Pittsburgh


Our Activities
  • Hospital and in-home visits with the sick
  • Private consultations
  • Inter-generational programs in nursing homes and assisted living facilities for Shabbat, Jewish holidays and events, (including Mother's Day and Father's Day).
  • Shaloch Manos deliveries for Purim
  • Chanukah parties
  • Host a traveling show, "Silver Screen of Yesteryear" featuring many pictures of movie stars from the 20s, 30s and 40s, along with "Silver Screen" trivia

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Contact us

If you are interested in making a connection for a senior you know, or would like to volunteer your time, please click here!