‘Adopt a saba'

The project is still growing, and the support it receives is the backbone for further success moving forward.

By MAYA PELLEG
February 11, 2016 20:54
Adopt a Saba project

Participants – young and old alike – at the program’s end-of-year celebration at the Hebrew University last year. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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As interest in the elderly community in Israel grows in the legislative arena with new initiatives to promote quality-of-life improvements, the Adopt a Saba (grandfather) project has been working for the past five years on relieving some of this population’s solitude.

There are more than 800,000 elderly people – childless, housebound, Holocaust survivors and others. Many of them suffer from loneliness and need human company. Adopt a Saba was established to deal with this alarming phenomenon and to strengthen the relationship between the young and the elderly.

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