The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Retiree Center

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Retiree Center is unique and the first retiree center in Israel built from the ground up for seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The initiative for this center came from one of the older workers with an intellectual disability, who recognized his right, as an aging person, to retire from employment.

The Center offers unique retirement programs for seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities who wish to retire, whether partially or entirely. The daily program allows the retirees to have a full social life while developing new fields of interest. The retirees enjoy the company of peers and a wide range of programs that encourage physical, cognitive and creative activities, such as arts, complementary medicine, therapies relating to expression and creativity, writing life stories, computer lessons and a coffee shop open to the neighborhood's residents.

Israel Elwyn's experienced multi-disciplinary professionals provide the services with respectful and warm, individual attention to each retiree.

The building's planning and construction focused on adapting the building and its facilities to the wellbeing of its ageing users with disabilities and on its contribution to the neighborhood and community.

Eligibility:
Aging individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who wish to retire, whether partially or entirely.

Referral Procedure:
Referrals are accepted from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services – Department for the Person with Intellectual Developmental Disability and directly from seniors.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Hebrew speaking adults are welcome to help in a range of enrichment activities (complementary medicine, computer skills, arts, etc.).

 

Location:
13 Borochov St., Kiryat Yovel, Jerusalem


 Tel: 02-563-8574 Fax: 02-563-9110

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.



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