Getting old, gracefully

In these heartwarming stories, Leah Abramowitz shows how, with the help of social workers, people cope.

By YEHUDIT COLLINS
March 3, 2019 11:51
3 minute read.
Aging in Wellness and Adversity

Aging in Wellness and Adversity. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Leah Abramowitz, who now works at Yad Sarah in Jerusalem, made aliyah from the US in 1957 and worked as a geriatric social worker for most of her professional working career. Drawing on her work at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where she joined the staff in 1972, and as coordinator and co-founder of Melabev, a network of daycare centers for the aging mentally impaired in 1981, she has compiled a collection of 25 short stories.

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