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Craft Sale at Weinberg Retiree Center Draws In Neighbors

September eNewsOn September 8, the seniors with disabilities at Israel Elwyn’s Weinberg Retiree Center in Jerusalem opened the Center’s doors for a sale of the handicrafts they had created.
 
Most of the 42 seniors at the Retiree Center have retired from their daily jobs in the community or from Israel Elwyn’s (IE) nearby Occupational Training Center.  Others are in the process of reducing their working hours as they age.  At the Retiree Center, they are able to choose from a range of activities, including arts and crafts, computer courses, movies, current event discussions, sports, horticulture, music appreciation, social gatherings, tours and many other activities.
 
The retirees particularly enjoy arts and crafts – painting, embroidery, knitting, jewelry creation, and paper-mâché.  Early in the summer they participated in a sale of goods produced by people with disabilities that was sponsored by the Jerusalem Municipality.  Their pleasure at interacting with customers and seeing the monetary results of their labor was not lost on the professional staff of the Retiree Center.  Following the sale, the seniors made frequent remarks to the staff that “this (painting/embroidery/etc.) is for our next sale.”  IE’s staff worked with the retirees to create a stock of goods for sale and organized an Open House for September 8th, inviting residents from the immediate neighborhood and from several nearly retirement homes.
 
The seniors were pleased with the turnout for the sale, and have already made plans for using the money they earned:  on group outings to Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum and restaurants.  They also look forward to holding additional such sales.
September 2015
 
Sale featuring arts and crafts created by IE Retirees from IE Weinberg Retiree Center
 
On September 8, the seniors with disabilities at Israel Elwyn’s Weinberg Retiree Center in Jerusalem opened the Center’s doors for a sale of the handicrafts they had created.
 
Most of the 42 seniors at the Retiree Center have retired from their daily jobs in the community or from Israel Elwyn’s (IE) nearby Occupational Training Center.  Others are in the process of reducing their working hours as they age.  At the Retiree Center, they are able to choose from a range of activities, including arts and crafts, computer courses, movies, current event discussions, sports, horticulture, music appreciation, social gatherings, tours and many other activities.
 
The retirees particularly enjoy arts and crafts – painting, embroidery, knitting, jewelry creation, and paper-mâché.  Early in the summer they participated in a sale of goods produced by people with disabilities that was sponsored by the Jerusalem Municipality.  Their pleasure at interacting with customers and seeing the monetary results of their labor was not lost on the professional staff of the Retiree Center.  Following the sale, the seniors made frequent remarks to the staff that “this (painting/embroidery/etc.) is for our next sale.”  IE’s staff worked with the retirees to create a stock of goods for sale and organized an Open House for September 8th, inviting residents from the immediate neighborhood and from several nearby retirement homes.
 
The seniors were pleased with the turnout for the sale, and have already made plans for using the money they earned:  on group outings to Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum and restaurants.  They also look forward to holding additional such sales.
 
 
Community Sale at Weinberg Retiree Center Draws in Neighbors
 
 
 
On September 8, the seniors with disabilities at Israel Elwyn’s Weinberg Retiree Center in Jerusalem opened the Center’s doors for a sale of the handicrafts they had created.
 
Most of the 42 seniors at the Retiree Center have retired from their daily jobs in the community or from Israel Elwyn’s (IE) nearby Occupational Training Center.  Others are in the process of reducing their working hours as they age.  At the Retiree Center, they are able to choose from a range of activities, including arts and crafts, computer courses, movies, current event discussions, sports, horticulture, music appreciation, social gatherings, tours and many other activities.
 
The retirees particularly enjoy arts and crafts – painting, embroidery, knitting, jewelry creation, and paper-mâché.  Early in the summer they participated in a sale of goods produced by people with disabilities that was sponsored by the Jerusalem Municipality.  Their pleasure at interacting with customers and seeing the monetary results of their labor was not lost on the professional staff of the Retiree Center.  Following the sale, the seniors made frequent remarks to the staff that “this (painting/embroidery/etc.) is for our next sale.”  IE’s staff worked with the retirees to create a stock of goods for sale and organized an Open House for September 8th, inviting residents from the immediate neighborhood and from several nearly retirement homes.
 
The seniors were pleased with the turnout for the sale, and have already made plans for using the money they earned:  on group outings to Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum and restaurants.  They also look forward to holding additional such sales.





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