Ferne Gaines to Marry THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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Andrew Farkas of L.I. Jewish Home for Aged Withdraws
From Medicare Program June 1
MISS FERNE GAINES
Mr. and Mrs. Saul R. Gaines of
Glenmorr a Dr., Southfield, an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Ferne Beth to Andrew
Levi Farkas, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Farkas of Glen Cove, L.I.
The couple attends Michigan
State University. Miss Gaines is
majoring in education, and Mr.
Farkas majors in political science.
A September wedding is being
The Greater Detroit Section, Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women,
will hold its annual installation
luncheon noon Wednesday at Cong.
Shaarey Zedek. Featured speaker
will be Paul Duke of NBC, who
will discuss "The New Politics of
Mrs. Saul (Esther) Rosenblum
will be installed as Council presi-
dent. A native of Dayton, where
she was NCJW president, Mrs.
Rosenblum was instrumental in the
creation of a Council breakfast pro-
gram project, which later served
as a model for the government's
national breakfast program.
Since coming to Detroit, she has
served on the board of Ahavas
Achim Synagogue, Henry Ford
Hospital Auxiliary and the NCJW,
which she served as treasurer.
Debate on M.E.
A three-day seminar on the
Middle East is under way at Cran-
brook School, with delegates rep-
resenting both the Arab and Is-
The topic for the debate is
"Obstacles in the Way of Inter-
national Peace the -Middle
East," continuing y the school's
world affairs program.
Taking the Arab side are
United Nations delegates Salan
Kabiriti, from Jordan, and Mah-
mud Kassem, from the United Arab
Republic. - -
Abba Friedman, chairman of
the committee on international
concerns of the Jewish Com-
munity Council, will argue Is-
. rael's viewpoint, as will David
T. Morrison of the State Depart-
ment's economic office of Is-
Also present, but not debating,
IP- will be Yitshak Leor, head of the
press and information services for
the Israel Consulate in Chicago;
Charles T. Maxwell, stockbroker;
Rabbi Jacob E. Segal of Cong.
Adas Shalom, and John Water-•
bury of -the University of Michi-
gan's department of Near Eastern
Detroit Free Press editor Mark
Ethridge was to address the stu-
dents Wednesday evening, basing
his talks On a trip to the Middle
There is no true gracefulness
which is not-epitetnized-goodness.
The Jewish Home for Aged faci-
lity at 11501 Petoskey will no
longer participate in the Social
Security Medicare program as of
In a span of two years, the
Home for Aged serviced some 300
extended hospital care patients,
but as the government's regula-
tions for application of the law be-
came increasingly stringent, the
Home found it impossible to serv-
ice such patients. At present,
there is no one in the home under
the Medicare program.
Mrs. Sylvia Serwin, administra-
tor of the Jewish Home for Aged,
explained that the home was
forced to withdraw from the pro-
gram partly because of the in-
ability to obtain sufficient profes-
sional nursing staff to render the
special care, such as therapy, re-
quired for Medicare patients.
Mrs. Serwin said that the utili-
zation of services was reduced to
nil under the strict Medicare law.
Originally, she said, the facility,
and others like it, were covered
for 100 days of service to each
extended care patient. But then,
the administrators of the Social
Security program started to cut
At the point where the Home
for Aged withdrew, only seven
days were being certified, she
said. For an aged patient re-
quiring therapy and other serv- .
for Giving Time to
Aged and Lonely
Editor, The Jewish News:
Our community should take
great pride in the activities of the
women of various sisterhoods and
the coordinating efforts of the
nursing home committee of the
Jewish Family and Children's
Six times each year, just before
or during the holidays of Hanuka,
Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Rosh
Hashana and Sukot, over 100 wom-
en pause in their own busy sched-
ules to bring the beauty of our
festivals to some 300 elderly, iso-
lated Jews, residing in 14 area
They bring with them, in addi-
tion to the appropriate foods and
observance of the holiday, a very
special gift—the gift of time. Time
to perform a service whose sole
reward is knowledge that one has
brightened the life of a fellow
human being. Several of the sister-
hood ttams visit their "friends"
on a continuing bimonthly basis.
Sisterhoods participating in
this project are: Adas Shalom,
Beth Abraham, Beth Achim,
Beth Hillel, Beth Moses, Beth
Shalom, Bnai D a v i d, Bnai
Moshe, Livonia Jewish Congre- •
gation, Temple Beth El, Temple
Israel. Temple Emanu-El, Sha-
arey Zedek and Young Israel of
In addition, the "Person-to-Per-
son" project of JFCS offers in-
dividuals an opportunity to give
meaningful volunteer service to
the lonely of all ages living in our
community. We are a community
who cares, and we are very for-
tunate to have within our midst
men and women who have the
abiity to give of themselves to
enrich the lives of others. Our
gratitude goes out to them for the
magnificent job which they are
JFCS Staff Coordinator
for League for
Volunteers are needed at both
the headquarters facility of League
for the Handicaped—Goodwill In-
dustries, 1401 Ash St., between
Grand River and Trumbull, and
also in some of the branch opera-
tions — Goodwill Industries, 6522
Brush St., and facilities in Wayne,
Oakland and Macmb counties, ac-
cording to Russell G. Albrecht,
Most activities are carried on
during the normal working week,
on Mondays through Fridays from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays
ices, such limited coverage was
"It's the old people who have
been cheated," said Mrs. Serwin.
"When the program was begun,
everyone got on the bandwagon.
The Social Security administrators
weren't wise in projecting the
costs that would be involved. But
now, in clamping down, they've
cut the aid to people who really
need it." In many cases, commer-
cial, proprietory homes require
families of the patients to put
down money in advance, just in
case the Medicare funds don't
come through, Mrs. Serwin said.
She added that Medicaid, the
Michigan program providing for
skilled and basic care, is not
affected by the withdrawal from
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