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June 09, 1989 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-06-09

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LIFE IN ISRAEL I

The Jewish Home for Aged
Alzheimer's Respite Care Program
is Special. . .

It's new!

Home Stretch

Continued from preceding page

At the Jewish Home for Aged, we have promised that the
Jewish tradition of caring for our elders will be maintained.
The new Alzheimer's Respite Care Program is helping us
keep the promise.

Giving personal attention and care to a loved one who
suffers from Alzheimer's Disease is an exceptional
responsibility. . . Sometimes, you need a break in order
to restore your energy.

Prentis Manor and Borman Hall are now prepared to admit
people who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and need
24-hour coverage for short-term respite care.

Minimum stay: one week
Maximum stay: three weeks

Family members. . . When you go. . .
■ Help take care of your newest grandchild
■ Take a much needed vacation
■ Enjoy an out-of-town wedding
or when you just need to rest and relax . . .you can be sure
your loved one is receiving quality care and attention if
they're staying at the Jewish Home for Aged.

Alzheimer's Disease Respite Care Program participants will
be able to take advantage of all of the services available
including:
■ Professional nursing and medical staff services
■ Medication supervision and distribution
■ Three meals prepared freshly each day in accordance
with Jewish dietary laws
■ Daily, holiday and Shabbat religious services
■ Therapeutic recreation activities — music, dance,
lectures, performances, and social events — which enhance
the quality of care
■ Bathing
■ Beauty shop
■ A safe environment with 24-hour security

JEWISH HOME FOR AGED

Serving the elderly since 1907

Borman Hall

Prentis Manor

19100 W. Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219

26051 Lahser Road
Southfield, MI 48034

For Alzheimer's Disease Respite Care Program information and fee schedules, call the
Jewish Home for Aged corporate offices at Borman Hall. Ask for Jean Epstein, A.C.S.W.,
Director of Admissions. (313) 532-7112

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Alyssa Goldberg and Howard Marcus: Trying to make a difference.

"They wanted to know
about blacks in America, and
anti-Semitism in America,"
he says.
Marc was present when
these Ethiopians were in-
troduced to the frisbee. "They
were amazed that it could just
hang in the air like that."
On the other hand, the
Ethiopians were past masters
at volley ball. "They played it
in Ethiopia all the time. They
would use their heads to hit
the ball."
In the dispensary of the
Ginsberg Middle School,
Marc and Lisa are tutoring a
group of seventh graders in
English. They crowd around a
desk, playing Concentration,
trying to match up words like
broom, mountain and earr-
ings with pictures of those ob-
jects. It's as much an oppor-
tunity for the Detroiters to
use their Hebrew as it is for
the Israelis to practice their
English.
"I came to Israel not know-
ing what to expect," Lisa says.
"Nobody said a bad thing
about Israel. In a slight way
I thought it was going to be
like a huge shuk (outdoor
market). I expected people to
be bartering and screaming
in the streets."
Aside from losing a few
misconceptions, Lisa says
other changes have occurred
during her stay in Israel.
"I like the fact that you
have no choice but to be in-
dependent," she says. "It
helps you develop an inner
strength and confidence.
Maybe I'll take that with me."

B

efore I came here I
knew klum, nothing.
Just Shalom. Now I
can communicate."

Alyssa Goldberg is sitting
in the shade on the front steps
of the Shauli religious school.
Behind the 21-year-old Oak
Park resident, two girls sit at
a table at the school entrance.
Their job is to take down the
names of every stranger who
enters the building. Except
the girls keep changing and
you have to keep identifying
yourself to each new pair of
sentries.
Like the sentries, the
Detroiters' stay in Yavneh
has been a bit awkward.
"This is the first time Yavneh
has had an Otzma group,"
Alyssa explains. "Expecta-
tions have been a bit confus-
ing on both sides."
Some of the volunteers'
work consists of waiting.
Alyssa was supposed to help
one of the students rehearse
a song in English, but the girl
was scheduled to take a test,
leaving Alyssa with nothing
to do for the hour.
"These people need and ap-
preciate everything we do,"
she says. "The kids are crav-
ing attention." But she
wonders aloud what tangible
difference Otzma is making
in Yavneh's disadvantaged
areas. "The city is so big, I
don't think we're making a
dent."
There are little things
though, small victories.
Alyssa works at an after-
school program for 7-9 year
olds. "It's almost like a latch-
key program. One time I
brought in my tape recorder
and a blank cassette. They
never had the experience of
talking and hearing
themselves on tape before."
Israel has worked its subtle
magic on Alyssa as well. "I
never ate fruits and vege-
tables at home," she says.

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