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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 founder Uri Lupolianski: There will be no elderly person unable to eat due to neglected dental treatment * Thanks to the assistance of the Helmsley Foundation, the dedicated staff of the Yad Sarah Mobile Dental Clinic will offer dental treatment to the homebound in every area of the country.

Do you have a loved one who cannot leave home but needs urgent dental treatment? Yad Sarah's mobile dental clinic will now reach them anywhere. After many years operating a mobile clinic in Jerusalem and the surrounding area, the organization has officially launched the service nationwide. Once again, Yad Sarah sees a need and creates a solution. Elderly and homebound individuals, who are unable to come to the dentist, receive subsidized treatments in their bedroom or in their nursing home. The mobile clinic offers a full range of dental treatments at home. And in true Yad Sarah style, the clinicians offer friendship and a sympathetic ear. Until now, there was only one such mobile unit, operating in the Jerusalem area. Now, thanks to the Helmsley Foundation, which has contributed to the expansion of the service and the establishment of a national network, the service has been expanded from the center to the north and south of Israel. The aim is to reach any elderly or disabled person who needs treatment - wherever they may be. Yad Sarah Director General Moshe Cohen says that the goal set by Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski is to provide dental care to everyone who needs it, despite being unable to travel to a dental clinic. For the past 25 years, despite the professional and logistical difficulties involved in operating the mobile units, the service has grown and reached out to hundreds of homebound people. Na'ama Bronsky, coordinator of the mobile dental service and a medical assistant at the Jerusalem clinic, says that sometimes she encounters in her work "dental neglect that is at the level of trauma." This makes the job particularly difficult, and as a result, it is challenging to recruit volunteer doctors that are on a high professional level and also see this work as a mission. "We had other volunteers, but they just couldn't handle it," admits Bronsky. Volunteers need special qualities and great dedication to do this work; often they turn into psychologists on the job. "It's not just the treatment, which is difficult in itself, but also what comes before it - to be able to achieve the patient's cooperation and the level of hygiene that will enable treatment. Sometimes it's an elderly person with mild dementia and it's very difficult to obtain their cooperation. "We do all kinds of treatments, apart from surgery and implants, for which we need an operating room," Bronsky concludes. "We have to remember that we are not in a sterile place, but work in field conditions, not a pharmacy or a laboratory, We have been treating people for years, and now we can serve the residents of the north and the south For further information, call *6444

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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