Full NameJDC-ESHEL - The Association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel 
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addressJDC Hill P.O.B. 3489 Jerusalem 91034 Israel 

Organization Description

JDC-ESHEL is a non-profit organization founded and supported by the Israeli government and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. JDC-ESHEL strives to improve the status of the elderly population in Israel, developing conditions and services to guarantee better quality of life for the elderly, and to improve the image of older people to society as a whole.

Services (Fields of Activity and Counseling)

To create a solid and renewing infrastructure of programs and services for the elderly population in Israel through planning and development on the national, local and community levels with original, new, innovative and exceptional frameworks and services. At the same time, the organization aims to systematically expand and continually improve the existing services for the elderly population by developing them and raising the level of their quality.
Eshel acts in the spirit and tradition of the basic principle of the International JDC and its Israel affiliate: development in coordination and partnership with the government; with the JDC – Brookdale Institute of Gerontology; with governmental, local, private and volunteer organizations, with the stated goal of ensuring concentrated efforts and a pooling of resources in order to create a viable multi-systematic impact for the welfare of the elderly public in Israel.

Modes of Operation
Development of ample programs and services covering all aspects related to aging and intended to address a variety of the needs of Israel’s elderly population. Eshel’s areas of activity includes institutional services; communal services; housing; continuing education and training for professionals, for volunteers and those who provide services for the elderly throughout Israel; promoting health and preventing illness through physical activity programs, a publicity campaign to prevent falling, instruction regarding proper eating, vision and hearing screenings, oral and dental health programs, centers for improving bowel functioning, and drug counseling centers; planning, research, information and technology development; media, publishing and publications.