Two hundred senior citizens and Holocaust survivors in South Tel Aviv and Jaffa participate in this program. Once every two weeks they are visited at home by volunteers who bring them parcels of non-perishable food and hygienic products. The volunteers stay with the senior citizens for about an hour to keep them company and to help them with various chores they need done around their homes. For example, the volunteers unpack the groceries and arrange them in the cabinets, or help to schedule doctor appointments, pay bills and look for information online. These visits provide the senior citizens with the security of knowing that there is a person they can talk to and trust. In addition, the volunteers get to know the senior citizens and discover if additional services are needed.
Once a month, there is a delivery of fresh food including meat products, milk products, fruits, and vegetables. The Institute’s social workers visit the senior citizens in their homes, provide emotional support, and mediate between them and the regional welfare departments to help them utilize their rights to the fullest. The Bulthaup Company supports the program with volunteer employees and by meeting basic maintenance needs.