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A Video to Warm the Heart
This moving video was screened at the annual event of the Friends of Yad Sarah in London and illustrates more than 40 years of activity - for the benefit of all Israelis. * In the video, veteran volunteer Vivian London speaks about her long association with Yad Sarah and the help that was there for her when she needed it * Photography and Editing: Simon Maurer * Research and Production: Benny Cohen, Public Relations
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Yad Sarah Reaches Out to Help Muquadam
Meet Muquadam, a two-and-a-half-year-old boy from Tanzania. He came to Israel under the auspices of Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an NGO that arranges vital operations for children from developing countries in need of cardiac surgery. And Yad Sarah gave him a wheelchair to take home. In the photo: Muquadam with his mother and Yad Sarah Tourism Director Nadia Alalu.
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So Much More Than Just Wheelchairs!
They asked about borrowing a wheelchair - they received a complete guide to hosting an elderly relative in a safe and accessible environment * Reported by Shani Rosenfeld, director of the Exhibition and Guidance Center at Yad Sarah in Jerusalem * In the photo: Students of Social Work and Health Services, guests from Israel and abroad, come to the Center and get reliable information based on many years of professional experience
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Yad Sarah? Sure, everybody knows: That's where you can borrow wheelchairs and crutches. But, Yad Sarah is not just about lending medical equipment.

Yad Sarah? Sure, everybody knows: That's where you can borrow wheelchairs and crutches. But, Yad Sarah is not just about lending medical equipment. To illustrate, director of Home and Community Services Anat Ben Zaken presents the story of one family. M had retired at 67 to join her 72-year-old husband for what was supposed to be their shared golden age after so many years of hard and meaningful work. However the dream was abruptly cut off when her husband suffered a debilitating stroke, which left him with functional limitations, requiring both physical and emotional care. M.'s routine became all about supporting her husband, leaving little time or energy to attend to her own needs.. Many issues emerged that needed solutions. What was she to do if her husband fell at night? Can she connect to Yad Sarah's emergency call center? Where can she get a bathtub that fits the special needs of her husband? What about her husbands legal rights? What are they entitled to from the Ministry of Health? Will she be able to handle all these new challenges? Is there support for this devoted wife whose strength diminishes with each passing day? All of these questions have clear answers at Yad Sarah. Yad Sarah's Emergency Alarm Response System is low in price and easy to use. Better yet, it offers an instant response from the professionally trained volunteers at Yad Sarah's Call Center, 24/7. Yad Sarah's newest innovation is a pendant worn around the patient's neck that alerts the Call Center immediately in the case of a fall, with no need to even push a button for help.Everything that is needed to care for a loved one at home can be borrowed from Yad Sarah, however the organization provides the patients and their caregivers with much more than physical equipment. Experts at the Exhibition and Guidance Centers located at larger branches can demonstrate equipment and explain how to make the home or office environment user friendly and comfortable for someone adjusting to a new physical reality. Information about patient's rights is also available at the centers.No less important are the myriad services available through the Department of Home and Community Services. Emotional support for all members of the family - patients as well as caregivers - is also on offer at Yad Sarah. Home visits to people who are housebound, day rehabilitation centers offering exciting activities, and support groups and activities for caregivers coping with the day to day care of a loved one are all available at Yad Sarah.Wheelchairs? Certainly, but Yad Sarah is so much more than just wheelchairs!

Third Graders Collect 500 Coins for Yad Sarah
The children wanted to help others less fortunate

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A Day at Yad Sarah
Chanukah is over and winter is upon us, but at Yad Sarah it is business as usual. See photo gallery above. Read more...

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Giving Stays in the Family
Elisheva Printz, lending director of the Jerusalem region, writes about Yad Sarah's newest branch in Kiryat Ye'arim (Telz- Stone) under the direction of the Felheimer family. * The family is continuing its own tradition as well as that of Yad Sarah's, and has established a local branch in their home * Photography: David Rothner *

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Hagit Yasu Gives Back
Customers who come to the Yad Sarah branch in Sderot are surprised to see Hagit Yasu sitting in front of one of the computers. (pictured) Hagit is well known as the winner of the "Kochav Nolad" program six years ago and received lots of publicity following the win.

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Where Does a Family from Oklahoma Turn When They Need Help in a Medical Emergency? Why, to Yad Sarah, Of Course!

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Yad Sarah is Now Part of the Fun in Jerusalem Family
When Fun in Jerusalem owner and creator Joanna Shebson was looking for a venue to host her family event, she chose Yad Sarah and became a fan

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Our Young People Also Give Back
Thanks to Shmuel Friedman, a high school student who has been volunteering at Yad Sarah's Givataim branch this summer. Helping out in the computer department,Shmuel also helps people carry borrowed equipment to their cars. We wish him the best of luck in his studies next year at a Jerusalem yeshiva. To volunteer, please call *6444

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Beit Safafa: Amina Aliyan speaks the Yad Sarah language
YS site reporter Sumiya Al Nabari talks with the director of the Jerusalem Beit Safafa branch

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As the Music Played, the Patient with Parkinson's Stopped Shaking
Hamutal Ben Or, director of the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, talks about a moment when music became therapy * Thanks to Musethica from all of us at Yad Sarah * Photographer: David Rothner

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