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Requests for Assistance from All Over the World
Requests are flooding into the Tourist Desk at the Department of Public Relations. For the first time, people in wheelchairs can fulfill their dream of visiting Israel, knowing that a full service tourist department can supply their every need – transportation from the airport in specially equipped vans, outfitting of hotel rooms with needed equipment, and much more. In the photo: Director of Tourist Services Nadia Alalu shows a map of locations from where Yad Sarah tourists originate
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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 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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Joe Appleman Celebrates His 90th Birthday at Yad Sarah
The Yad Sarah family was thrilled and honored to celebrate the 90th birthday of our supporter and loyal friend, Joe Appleman, here at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem. Joining the festivities were his wife, Florence, his daughters and sons-in-law and many friends. Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski thanked him warmly for his many years of devotion to Yad Sarah and wished him many more years of good health and dedication to his fellow man. By David Rothner* Photo: Menashe Karni**
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THEY LOVE YAD SARAH
In the Solomon Schechter School in Westchester, New York, they do more than just talk about their love for the Jewish state, they do something about it * A group of students got together and decided to bake cakes and hold a bake sale to raise money for Yad Sarah in Jerusalem, an organization best known for its medical equipment lending service* The teens arrived in Israel and headed straight for Yad Sarah’s Jerusalem headquarters with check in hand* They then rolled up their sleeves and helped clean and ready recently returned wheelchairs to be lent out once again to others in need
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It's not just a catchphrase: Current medical knowledge indicates that leading a meaningful life can extend life expectancy and prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia * Chaim Shibi, Director of Communications, at a lecture by Dr. Yakir Kaufman, Director of the Department of Geriatric Neuropsychology at Herzog Hospital *

Last Sunday, a packed crowd at Yad Sarah in Jerusalem heard a fascinating lecture by Dr. Yakir Kaufman, director of the Department of Geriatric Neuropsychology at Herzog Hospital. Many in the audience expressed surprise at what he had to say. Yes, they knew that an active social life is better than isolation and loneliness, that peace and tranquility are healthier than stress and tension and most certainly than trauma. However, the data presented by the lecturer were even more definitive. The factors accelerating Alzheimer's disease and dementia divide into two categories: medical-physical and psychosocial. Classic examples of medical-physical factors include sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea, obesity, lack of physical exercise, smoking, diabetes, over consumption of alcohol, and poor nutrition. Examples of psychosocial factors are depression, lack of meaning and direction in life, stress and distress, and loneliness. A comparative study conducted about four years ago in Chicago yielded these amazing results: The psychosocial factors account for five times more deterioration of cognitive abilities in humans than do the physical factors. Governments spend billions every year in an effort to stop the decline of thousands of patients with dementia and Alzheimer's, and the situation is deteriorating rapidly. As the life expectancy of the population increases – so too the challenge to find a cure. To illustrate his point, Dr. Kaufman emphasized the part volunteering at an institution like Yad Sarah can play in the delay of dementia in the elderly. Volunteering involves many valuable activities and benefits. Planning how to accomplish a goal keeps the mind active. Satisfaction for a job well done and appreciated by others as well as the helping of those in need gives meaning to life. Working with people helps keep loneliness at bay. Volunteering gives people a break from feelings of isolation and makes them feel part of a family. It offers retired persons a way of utilizing their skills and talents in an accepting and non-stressful environment. For, indeed, what gives human beings the feeling they are leading a life full of meaning? Family connections. Activity. Professional satisfaction. Self-realization. Social interaction. Spirituality. Positive self-image. Working for the benefit of others. Active engagement in life entails responsibility and giving - that is, responsibility towards others, caring for their fate, taking practical steps to help improve their quality of life. Now it is clear that this active engagement in life means creating more brain cells, a significant health benefit. This simple equation has now been scientifically proven: When you improve the lives of others, you improve your own life.

 
 
At Yad Sarah, we cherish the warm human connection we have with our clients
At Yad Sarah branches throughout the country, all volunteers and staff will wear nametags *In the photo: CEO Moshe Cohen and senior staff members pose with their nametags

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"A Real Tourist Experience"
A delegation from the Tourism Ministry recently visited The Yad Sarah Experience and had only praise for the newly inaugurated visitor's center. Read here the letter received from Deputy Director-General Ahuva Zaken. In the photo: Malka Melamed and Zelina Ben Gershon, volunteer members of the Tourist Service staff, discussing options for the expansion of tourist services for people with physical disabilities.

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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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Rivka Marchand Guides Tours in Both English and Spanish and Brings Her Special Latin Flair to the Visitor's Center
Meet volunteer Rivka Marchand, who brings a diverse background and much life experience to her job as multi-lingual tour guide at The Yad Sarah Experience. She is part of a very talented and enthusiastic group of English-speaking tour guides who love Yad Sarah and want to tell you all about it!

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Jerusalem, Har Hatzofim: Volunteering with Satisfaction – and Close to Home
From the diary of volunteer Avraham Ashkenazi * Series producer: Volunteer Shekedia Cohen * Thanks also to branch director Aryeh Noy, who shares his team's impressions with the readers of Yad Sarah News

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The Geriatric Dental Clinic: More Room for More Patients
Clinic director Dr. Tamar Kartin-Gabbay (in photo): The clinic combines professionalism, a warm welcome, and moderate fees

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HOME HOSPITAL-IZATION MORE POPULAR
Judy Siegel-Itzkovich reports

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An Electrifying and Moving Interactive Experience Connecting You to Yad Sarah’s Special World of Giving and Volunteering

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Yad Sarah to Fight Domestic Abuse in the Negev
Yad Sarah has announced the opening of a Family Center in the western Negev to both treat victims and offer counseling to the perpetrators of domestic violence

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My Granddaughter Also Wants to Become a Yad Sarah Volunteer
Roni Shilo of Efrat talks about the special legacy he and his wife are leaving for their family *In the photo: Roni and wife Pirchia* From a series of articles that introduce volunteers from branches throughout the country. Series creator: Shekedia Cohen

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The Retired Judge Whose Passion for Carpentry Benefits Yad Sarah
At the carpentry shop at the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Ra'anana. In the photo: Retired judge Meir Shenhav with his special creation for the children. Photo: Itzik Yansovich

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What is the State Controller Doing in a Wheelchair from Yad Sarah?

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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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Yad Sarah's Ofer Shoshani – A Paradigm of Giving
Yad Sarah has become such a vital part of the cultural fabric of the city of Hadera that one of its own has been selected to light an Independence Day beacon – one of twelve – honoring 125 years since Hadera's founding

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Yad Sarah expands its assistance to tourists with disabilities who want to tour Israel
President and founder of Yad Sarah Uri Lupolianski on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities * photo: A group of tourists from a sheltered housing community in New Jersey at the entrance to Yad Sarah in Jerusalem – the guests visited Jerusalem in Yad Sarah’s wheelchairs

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Bat Mitzvah Tour
By our volunteer YS writer Edna Shmueli

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People with vision impairment can borrow and try out Yad Sarah monitors that magnify texts
Judy Siegel-Itzkovich * Jerusalem Post

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Video: See How We Give

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Emergency beepers available from Yad Sarah to protect lonely and aged
The Jerusalem Post * by By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

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Come take a walk with me
Come take a walk with me around Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem. It is an enchanted place. Follow me and I will show you the magic

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From New York With Love
Gail and David Weinstein Are Giving A Warm Hand To Yad Sarah

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Better Than Pills and Therapy
Dalia Lahav, a member of Pesek Zman (time out) club, talks with volunteer Ora Maloul, reporter of Yad Sarah internet site

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Love Comes to the Shikumon
Chemda and Amos met at Yad Sarah's Day Rehabilitation Center in Beer Sheva, and decided to get married! Our "family" is elated over this first-time event * Story by Miriam Kopeika

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Salute to a Donor
Lee Friedman, a donor and friend of Yad Sarah, traveled to Israel from the States to see for herself the two vehicles she donated. One (pictured) is a unique van that safely transports the wheelchair-bound.

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