For Those Who Like Numbers

Merkaz Ha’inyanim

Oct. 6, 2014

By: Shaul Weiss

“Redeem Us for the Sake of Your Chessed!”

Statistics inspire both amazement and pain as Ezer Mizion sums up another year of activity: 15,500 volunteers, 650,000 meals for the ill, 78,900 transports by ambulance and volunteer drivers.pr bldg

At this time, a new year of activity has opened at Ezer Mizion. With the conclusion of the past year, the organization sums up its work in the many different divisions operating all year with unflagging dedication. The statistics, only a small part of which are publicized, reveal the scope of Ezer Mizion’sbroad, unprecedented chessed activity.

Ezer Mizion’s devoted volunteers report to Oncology Units across the country, day and night, to be there for the patients and their families. The large organization, with its roster of unique services, envelops patients and their families with unstinting help to ease their difficult battle for life as much as possible.

As of the beginning of 5775, Ezer Mizion’s volunteer network numbers more than 15,500 members in dozens of population centers across the country. 650,000 meals were distributed over the past year to the ill, elderly, and needy. More than 724,000 potential donors are registered at present in Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Thanks to this registry, third largest in the world, 1,600 life-saving transplants have already taken place.

More statistics: Over 80,000 medical and rehabilitative devices and equipment were loaned at no cost this past year and more than 78,900 patients and handicapped individuals were transported by ambulances and volunteer drivers. Thousands of children with special needs were cared for by the Special Children’s Division, tens of thousands of calls came in to the Medical Counseling Center, thousands of people required counseling, care, and rehabilitation at the Mental Health Division, thousands of seniors benefited from projects and services at the Geriatric Division, 407 families of Alzheimer’s patients received assistance at Ezer Mizion’s Tzipora Fried Center, 57 chessed branches operated under the organization’s auspices, helping over 670,000 people.

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Ezer Mizion’s Tzipporah Fried Alzheimer Support Center Presents: Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of renewal and of fresh opportunities. At this time, when the extended family comes together and elaborate, festive meals take place with many participants, serious difficulties may arise for those caring for a patient with Alzheimer’s.pr golden helping hand
The following are a number of tips that can help you deal successfully with the complex challenges: Continue reading Ezer Mizion’s Tzipporah Fried Alzheimer Support Center Presents: Tips for the Holidays

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Volunteering in the Community On Behalf of Holocaust Survivors

Seeking dedicated volunteers for a unique support program for Holocaust survivors!
The program includes training sessions led by professionals in the field, on the following topics:
 Familiarity with the topic of old age,
 Familiarity with the area of Holocaust survivors
 Health promotion support
 Social support, and more
At the conclusion of the training sessions, we will link up each volunteer with a Holocaust survivor. Guidance, support, and accompaniment will be provided to the volunteers throughout the stages of the program by a social worker and other professionals.
If you are interested in joining this unique volunteering opportunity, call Ayala or Orit as soon as possible and you will be invited to an explanatory evening.
For details, call:
Ayala Feldman MSW, program coordinator, 054-6305755
Orit, Geriatric Services Division – 073-3956811

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“Kinetics and Connected”

Kivun Chadash – Gimla’im
July 16, 2014
By: Dahava Eyal

A new program training volunteers to assist seniors with cognitive decline
Earlier this month we gathered at the Tarbut Aleh café for the first get-together of “Kinetic and Connected” volunteers, along with representatives of our partners in the project – the Emda organization, Ezer Mizion, and Aleh Rechovot. Continue reading “Kinetics and Connected”

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Unique Health Maintenance Initiative in Petach Tikvah

Tami Maor July 2, 2014

Petach Tikvah Municipality and Sharon Hospital launch a joint initiative with Ezer Mizion to promote health for seniors

This week, a unique initiative was launched in Petach Tivkah, a collaborative effort of the Petach Tikvah Municipality and Sharon Hospital. The initiative on behalf of the city’s elderly focuses on preventing common health risks.

The initiative is part of a collaborative framework of the Petach Tikvah Municipality Committee for Health Promotion and Ezer Mizion.

Among the prominent participants in the event launching the project were Itzik Braverman – mayor of Petach Tikvah, Yonah Amrusi – Director of Neighborhoods Division, Dr. Carlus Gruzman – Director of Sharon Hospital, Dr. Dror Dicker – Director of Internal Medicine 4, Chairman of the Health Promotion committee, and member of the municipal Health Promotion Committee, Dr. Alon Peretz – Director of the Occupational Clinic, Lara Keselman – Director opr golden 2 14 yom tzilulim DSCF1639f Geriatrics, Shuli Reinhart – Municipal Health Coordinator, Ezer Mizion representatives, and representatives of the Community Center where the ceremony took place. Continue reading Unique Health Maintenance Initiative in Petach Tikvah

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Operation Protective Edge: A Summary

In response to “Project Protective Edge,” Ezer Mizion has reported to duty on behalf of residents of the South, ready to assist in every area we can.
Ezer Mizion’s many volunteers have been hard at work since the operation in Gaza began, doing everything possible to respond to the many requests for assistance pouring in and relieve the stress of residents of the South, as well as the wounded soldiers and their families and the hospitals’ staff:
• Providing hot meals and sandwiches for wounded soldiers and their families
• Assisting the medical staff at the hospitals
• Loan of medical and rehabilitative equipment to the wounded
• Hosting families from the South
• Hosting families of the wounded at the Oranit Cancer Patient Guest Home (while guests were away at camp)
• Transporting the elderly and mobility impaired from the South to cities in Central Israel
• Relief Center for shock victims
• Assistance to families with special-needs children
All this and more we have been doing, as always, out of a genuine sense of mission.
We hope and pray that peace and quiet will soon return to our land. Until then, we will continue working with all means at our disposal to be there for those who need us.

 

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Information on Heart Disease Can Save Lives

Hashavua B’Elad by: Yair Peled

A joint initiative of Ezer Mizion and the Rabin Medical Center delivered important, updated medical information to the general public on the subject of heart disease, prevention and recognizing early signs.

Following widely-publicized studies on heart disease and its prevention, many people have heard that early identification of heart disease can literally save lives. Yet few know how to recognize these signs and expedite the vital early diagnosis. Continue reading Information on Heart Disease Can Save Lives

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What a Difference!

Dear Ezer Mizion,

When I heard about the “Bonding with Motion” workshop to improve the physical capabilities of handicapped and home-bound patients, and especially when I learned that the workshop is geared for family members caring for these patients, I decided to check it out. I took a peek – and I was won over…

pr golden 2 14 yom tzilulim DSCF1639As a daughter of a mother who was diagnosed with dementia five years ago, we were looking for ways to keep Ima more active. Continue reading What a Difference!

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ALEH JOINS EZER MIZION TO BENEFIT THE ELDERLY Kivun Chadash – Gimla’im – Jan. 22, 2014 By: Dahava Eyal

I first heard about the program from Varda Kahana, director of the Ezer Mizion branch here in Rechovot, and from Anat Yules, the director of the Municipality’s Div

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ision for the Benefit of Senior Citizens. I shared the Aleh organization’s interest in expanding and developing additional services for target populations of seniors with impaired function in order to continue actualizing the organization’s goals and contribute to enhancement of the quality of life for the elderly population in the city. They shared with me the details of the innovative program for the benefit of seniors with cognitive decline that had been in existence for several years.

In our discussions, the idea came up to form a collaboration between Ezer Mizion, the Rechovot Municipality and Aleh which will operate “Bonding and Building. This program was conceived by EMDA an organization founded by relatives of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other similar conditions. Continue reading ALEH JOINS EZER MIZION TO BENEFIT THE ELDERLY Kivun Chadash – Gimla’im – Jan. 22, 2014 By: Dahava Eyal

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