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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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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Tu B’shvat Party for Golden-Agers

pr golden tu b'shvat 2014 Rambam school entertainment 9838_276795542473389_1522440271_npr golden Tu B'Shvat 2014 Rambam SchoolEzer Mizion’s Golden Age Division conducted a Tu Bishvat Party in Herzliya. Included in the program were Rambam School children who performed and sang for/with the participants. their enthusiasm was contagious, causing many participants to join in t e songs. The festivities were attended by Mr. Zvi Weiss, deputy mayor of Herzliya.

Ezer Mizion’s Ambulance and Transport division were recruited to bring mobility impaired and elderly who were not able to get there on their own.

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The New Circle

Following the great success of the first groups, Ezer Mizion’s Malka Hager Fitness Center is carrying on with additional conversation groups for seniors on the topic of positive thinking.

Ezer Mizion has always placed senior citizens at the forefront of their concern and is constantly developing unique projects to meet the specific needs discerned in this age group. Continue reading The New Circle

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Actualizing Senior Entitlements

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. pr golden 10 13 1697_ne_related_content_a_pic_3c804Aging 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

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Dreams…Should They Be Allowed to Wither and Die?

Dreams are Ageless.

ambulance IMG_2569When 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?

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Our Gratitude and Thanks

Dear Ezer Mizion,

Shalom!

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.

 

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Purim Fun for Golden-Agers

Who says therapy has to be boring? At Ezer Mizion, therapy for the seniors is always fun especially around Purim time.pr Purim therapy for the elderly

 

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