The Ministry of Welfare and Social Services has set aside a budget of NIS 40 million to open 70 new support communities and some 30 new "mofet" senior citizen enrichment centers with meals for Holocaust survivors.
The services provided make it easier for elderly citizens to access health care, support systems, warm meals, and social and cultural events. One of the emphases of the current funding is to ensure that these services are available to homebound survivors.
"Israeli society must do everything it can and in every way possible to allow the heroes who survived the Nazi inferno to grow old with dignity. We are obligated to fulfill our moral obligation to the survivors who built the state. Centers of this kind that the ministry is promoting meet these important goals and I believe that the number of centers for survivors will grow," said Yossi Silman, Director-General of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services.