THE JEWISH NEWS
22 SIVAN 5753/JUNE 11, 1993
A Boost For The Elderly
HUD will give $1.5 million for bus service, cleaning and
weekend meals at Federation Apartments.
KIMBERLY LIFTON STAFF WRITER
eekend meals, housekeeping and
additional transportation services
soon will be available for resi-
dents of the Jewish Federation
Apartments through four grants
from the Congregate Housing
Services Department of the U.S.
Department of Housing and
HUD officials announced the
matching grants — totaling $1.5
million. The grants are the first
of their kind for the 556 senior
residents of the federally subsi-
dized Federation Apartments in
Oak Park and West Bloomfield.
"This is a real plus for the
community," said Marsha
Goldsmith, Jewish Federation
Apartments executive director.
"For the government to finally re-
alize that these elderly people re-
ally need this is wonderful. This is
their home. We want to give them
the opportunity to take care of
themselves in their own homes."
. Neil Satovsky.
"This will improve quality of life
for the residents," Mr. Satovsky
said. "Hopefully, it will help to pro-
long their lives."
Ms. Goldsmith said she did not
know when the services will begin.
First, she must hire a resident ser-
vices coordinator to implement
Additional services covered by
the grants will be provided for res-
idents of Prentis Federation
Apartments Phase I and II in Oak
HUD will contribute $589,000 of
the grant money, payable annual-
ly for the next five years.
Federation Apartments will use
for services, en-
van service to
comprise its por-
tion of the match-
The Federal government put something in the mail for JFA residents in
could not have Oak Park and West Bloomfield.
with plans to increase its number Park, Teitel Phase IV in Oak Park
of vans from one to three, offer two and Hechtman Phase III in West
optional weekend meals for resi- Bloomfield. Hechtman Phase II,
dents (who now receive five meals which is not federally subsidized,
a week) and provide inexpensive did not qualify for the HUD grants.
housekeeping services, said
Federation Apartments President ELDERLY page 23
Show 'N' Tell
School board candidates
respond to a survey.
Promoting self-esteem may be
the venture of the decade.
Take A Bow
Drama seniors prepare
for their final curtain.
Givat Hamatos, a village on
Jerusalem's outskirts, is the new
home for hundreds of Russian and
Ethiopian olim as well as Israelis who
otherwise might be homeless. It is
known in Israel as a caravan, and it is
a place where people from vastly dif-
ferent cultural backgrounds have
come together so they can learn to be
productive in Israeli society. There's
Judith Rove, a midwife from Ethiopia
who with her daughter, Rivka, is excit-
ed about getting a new start with her
life. Ludmillia Gossin, a native of
Kiev, finds the change from the Soviet
Union to Israel more difficult. A blend-
ing of cultures, with Judaism and
Israel providing a common backdrop,
is the shared experience of everyone.
Story on page 46
Sylvia Kauders travels
to act, and JET doesn't mind.
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