Friday, May 20, 1983
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
It is the coward who
fawns upon those above
CERTIFIED 'Cr GEMOLOGIST
Gemstone of Royalty
Also Birthstone of May
The birthstone of May derived its
name from the Greek word for "green
stone." And green it is; its color so
incomparable that "emerald green"
best describes this transparent
stone, often colored with internal jar-
In medieval times people believed
that in the clear depth of emerald, the
key to happiness and love could be
found. They believed it brought
safety to somen in childbirth. In the
lore of Biblical times, the Emerald
symbolizes kindness. Cleopatra
wore emeralds on her crown. And
there were emeralds on the Russian
k- variety of the mineral Beryl,
Emerald is distinguished mainly by its
color. Its value is determined by
color, flawlessness, and by size. The
most desired color is the emerald
green, which is more valuable, even
with inclusions, than a pale and clean
quality stone ..
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And we were there
Meals on Wheels Aids Elderly
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — The
newspaper Yediot Ahronot
reports that the U.S. dollar
rose in value against the Is-
raeli shekel last year by 114
percent. Israel's inflation
rate, however, was 132 per-
Lebanon's currency rose
in value 158 percent, doing
better against the shekel
than any other currency.
Sometimes, if you're old
and alone, it's nice to know
that someone will drop by
during the day to check up
on you, chat a little and
leave some meals to see you
through the day.
Easing loneliness is one
goal of the Meals on
Wheels program, sponsored
by the Jewish Family Serv-
ice and the National Coun-
cil of Jewish Women.
The program has ex-
panded considerably since
its inception 10 years ago.
"We started with 18 reci-
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pients when the program
Volunteer Irma Dalman, right, is shown chatting
began in July of 1973," JFS
Meals on Wheels with one of her clients during her Meals on Wheels
caseworker Susan Wasser- delivery.
man said. "Now we serve
"We go out, do the job,
Food isn't the only thing
136. The program just keeps the volunteers deliver.
come back," Mrs. Chinitz
"My people are happy said, "and know that we
Some 200 volunteers to see me," driver Linda have done something truly
rotate five days a week Gold said. "It's not just wonderful."
with the packaging of the the meals, it's the visit."
kosher meals prepared at
Day chairman Maureen
the Federation Apart- Shapiro agreed. "Some of
ments kitchen and then the individuals we see have
make deliveries on 12 no family, are very lonely
different routes, includ- people who just need some-
ing northwest Detroit,
one to say 'hello and how are
Oak Park and Southfield. you,' " she said. "It's not al-
Eligibility to ,receive ways easy to leave it at that,
Meals on Wheels is deter-
to not get emotionally at-
mined by social workers at
Jewish Family Service.
The program hinges on
Persons who are temporar- the volunteers, who range
ily unable to prepare meals in age from mid-20s to 82.
following a hospital stay, These men and women de-
those who have handicaps vote several hours a week to
or are otherwise in need of packaging and delivering
assistance to maintain their the meals. Some have been
with the program 10 years.
Volunteers have an in-
creasingly greater role of
responsibility with those
participants who require
only the meal service. How-
ever, many participants re-
quire additional social work
services which are provided
by JFS staff. Ms. Wasser-
man, who handles the in-
take, assessment, casework
and program coordination,
receives referrals from hos-
pitals, families and JFS so-
cial workers, as well as by
word of mouth.
Volunteer Jack Krass
A major benefit of the
checks food packages to program is that the el-
be delivered in the Meals derly homebound par-
on Wheels program.
ticipants are checked on
independence, are eligible
for the program.
Models In Stock
Two meals are provided meals and chat for a few
each day, one hot and one minutes, watching for
signs of illness, food not
cold, following menus ap-
proved by the dietary de- eaten or medicine not
taken. Any problems are
partment of Sinai Hospital.
reported to the day
A typical hot meal consists
of soup, meat or fish, veget- chairmen who then con-
ables, bread and dessert. A tact Ms. Wasserman's
office so that the appro-
cold meal includes juice,
egg or tuna salad, fruit and priate caseworker can be
milk. Special meals are pre- notified.
pared for those who are
The little things -count,
diabetic and all meals have according to volunteer Lil-
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a low sodium content.
lian Chinitz and her partner
Carpet Savers, MIdgs., Dr. Gds., Rear Defog.. Outside $ 1
Mirrors, Console, Cruise, Tilt, Wire Wills.. Radial WW, Pwr.
Fees are determined by Irma Dalman. Both women
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Jewish Family Service on look after the people on
the basis of the participant's their route and help with
or family's ability to pay. small tasks like putting let-
Those payments cover only ters in the mail, in addition
part of the expense of the to their meal duties. One el-
program. The remaining derly homebound woman
costs are underwritten by said she has arthritis "and
Jewish Family Service and sometimes I can't do little
the National Council of things, like buttoning my
Jewish Women, with some blouse. I know that my vol-
assistance from individual unteer will be by to help me
contributions. (JFS is an if I need it."
agency of the Jewish Wel-
For information on the
fare Federation and a bene-
ficiary of the Allied Jewish program, call the Jewish
Family Service, 559-1500.
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