Bringing happiness and fulfilment to elderly people
Hanna Fishelowitz is 93-years-old and lives in Hod Hasharon. She is a Holocaust Survivor and has been living alone since her husband died 9 years ago. Hanna is full of life, but has felt overwhelming loneliness since losing her husband. It’s the companionship and stimulation of Click which makes every day worth living.
WHY CHOOSE CLICK?
Getting older can come with lots of challenges. Health can begin to fail, loneliness can set in and financial worries can grow. All too often, quality of life begins to deteriorate. The founders of Click wanted to alleviate these issues by ensuring their members felt integrated and engaged in their community, so that they never had to feel alone.
From keep fit classes to beauty treatments, from lectures to workshops, Click’s members keep a busy and active social diary. For those wanting to be creative and earn some money, Click’s SAVI programme employs them to create craft kits, tablecloths and tapestries which are sold throughout the wider community. Participants receive a salary, companionship and a feeling of empowerment. Holocaust Survivors have their own meeting place at CLICK called Café Europa where they feel at complete ease amongst others who’ve shared similar experiences. And for housebound elderly, Click’s Virtual Technology Programme transforms lives. Video conferencing equipment enables them to link up ‘live’ with the Day Centres and participate in real-time activities taking place from singalongs to meditation to language classes. It allows these housebound elders to bring the community experience into their own home and feel a sense of belonging that many haven’t felt in years.
Without Click, I don’t know how I would get through each day. When I go to Click, life feels good
Cost for 60 holocaust survivors to participate in weekly meetings
Total number of elders helped by Click
Monthly cost for a housebound elder to participate in the Virtual Technology Programme