When parents begin to age, you are suddenly exposed to an alien world: medical equipment you never were familiar with, medications you never heard of, strange medical terms, and above all – coping with the knowledge that the mother and father you love and cherish are gradually becoming dependent on you. Aging and illness also bring with them a financial burden – expenses for medications and auxiliary equipment, loss of work days for the children due to care of their parents, adapting and renovating the home in a case of motor disability, and more and more. Continue reading Actualizing Senior Entitlements
Hamodia, Israel – September 2013 Section 2
The Chessed Doers
Sharing the Burden
A glimpse at Ezer Mizion’s world of chessed. Volunteering with all their heart, with dedication and consistence
Serious illnesses, trying situations — There are those who immediately step forward, the minute they hear about such things * They are called Ezer Mizion and anything connected to illness and coping with it is their department * Ezer Mizion is the address for patients and their families * They stretch out a hand, ease the pain, calm the fears, and provide assistance, enveloping everyone coping with medical challenge in a soft blanket of ahavat Yisrael * Avinu malkeinu, our Father, our King, send a full recovery to the ill of your people!
By S. Yaakovson
Thousands of people, each one with his own story. Each individual is a world in himself, each family — a complex system that enters a difficult and painful period. Continue reading A Reprint from Hamodia, Israel
The year 5773 draws to a close, and as is customary in companies and organizations at the end of the year, Ezer Mizion sums up everything that was done in all its divisions and prays for a better year in all respects.
At Ezer Mizion, the year 5773 was characterized by significant expansion in all areas of help and assistance under the organization’s command. All this is thanks to Ezer Mizion’s dear partners, who gave the organization the ability and the strength to press forward in their work.
Ezer Mizion is now entering the thirty-fourth year of its activities. Continue reading Partnership 5773: Yated Israel September 2013
Dreams are Ageless.
When the spirit has a desire but the impediments of the aged, physical body hold him back, does the dream remain suspended in space only to wither and die or…?
With a lifetime of relationships, a lifetime of experiences, the aged often have desires. How sad when many desires remain unfulfilled due to physical challenges. Continue reading Dreams…Should They Be Allowed to Wither and Die?
Dear Ezer Mizion,
To all the organizers, counselors, and wonderful volunteers:
How wonderful to be counted among the generous givers,
To turn ordinary days into holidays
A swimming pool with beneficial water exercise,
A tasty and nourishing breakfast,
A good, interesting and friendly lecture.
“Ezer Mizion” – your work lives up to your name.
You can always be found in the right place at the right time
With G-d’s help, with ever rebounding strength.
For all this and more… Our gratitude and thanks.
From the women at the Achiya Hashiloni Geriatric Day Center in Bnei Brak,
with our greatest appreciation and admiration.
British Café Club seniors were treated to a special aerobic activity that was both enjoyable and provided a positive release. The unique activity, “Laughing Drums,” combined laughing yoga with “Drums Alive.” Under the direction of Tzippy Dagan, the amused participants let out their energy on huge rubber balls. Continue reading “Laughing Drums” for Purim
Dear Ezer Mizion, Bnei Brak,
We want to thank you for the marvelous idea of organizing walks in the park for the senior women of Bnai Brak.
You have no idea how eagerly we wait for these twice weekly walks, Continue reading Walks in the Park
Dear Ms. Topper,
Thank you so much for carrying out the “Make a Wish” program with Mr. Y. E., a resident of our institution for the last six years. Words cannot express what an uplifting and emotional experience it was for Mr. E. – starting from the trip itself, and on through all the life landmarks he visited – the Kotel, the neighborhood in which he lived-Beit Yisrael, the Karlin Chassidic Center, the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, and finally the cemetery, where he was able to visit the graves of his parents. Continue reading Make A Wish
Ezer Mizion’s Malka Hager Fitness Center is continuing to attract and educate seniors with its relevant and informative lectures.
The latest one took place at Ezer Mizion’s Jacob Fried Building about common eye diseases among the elderly, and particularly Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) – a degenerative age-related disease. Continue reading Don’t Lose Sight: All About AMD