Optimal Aging Advocates Committee

The Optimal Aging Advocates Committee purpose is to: (1) advocate for policies, programs, and issues that benefit the senior-aged community, and (2) to provide direct community service opportunities to assist and engage this demographic.


Recent activity and programming have included:

  • Writing “thinking of you” cards and sending them to members of the Jewish Community Center’s Senior Adult Programming in early 2021 to help them through the COVID pandemic moments of isolation.


  • The committee, along with the Jewish Family and Career Services, the Jewish Community Center’s Senior Adult Programming, and Chavurat Shalom, hosted the film “Duty Free’ in September 2021 with a live Q&A discussion with the director and cast and panel discussion with JFCS on mature worker perspectives and resources.
    • This critically-acclaimed film examines ageism, the care crisis, and economic insecurity. A true story of a 75-year-old mother losing her lifelong job, the struggles she encounters trying to find work, and the relationship with her son as he takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. You can find the event’s leave behind here: Duty Free Event Leave Behind 9-26-21



The Louisville Metro Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens provided its updated “OADC Resources Guide” in June 2022. This updated resources guide will connect aging and disabled citizens, along with their caregivers, to a variety of service provides, government agencies and non-profit organizations in the city of Louisville. The OADC Resources Guide can be found by clicking this link: oadc-resources-guide – updated June 2022

MORE EFFORTS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR 2022… if you’re interested in joining the committee please contact its chairperson, Sue Paul at office@ncjwlou.org