Changing the view

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November 26, 2015 11:46

Dealing with the challenges brought on by advancing age – and the need to downsize.




Haifa beach

Dancing on the shore of Haifa beach. (photo credit:GOISRAEL)

For immigrants, at whatever stage of their lives they made aliya, change is a metaphor.

Those who faced that challenge in their younger years often gave up a spacious family home in the old country, moving to smaller, more crowded accommodation in Israel; changed careers, helped children adjust to a different educational and social system; supported families through army, university, weddings and the growing extended family as the grandchildren arrived. And perhaps most difficult of all, attempted to learn Hebrew well enough for work and social interaction.

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