(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski/The Jerusalem Post))
Yad Sarah reported on Thursday a three-fold increase in the borrowing of medical
equipment for home use during the upcoming holidays.
organization’s central storehouse has been transferring needed equipment to its
more than 100 branches, with wheelchairs the most popular as families invite
elderly relatives from old age homes and other institutions to their homes for
the Pessah Seder.
Other items much in demand that are being lent out are
thousands of oxygen canisters, walkers, hospital beds and pulleys to help people
out of bed; all of these are worth hundreds of thousands of shekels, all
purchased with donations.
As Pessah is the major holiday when families
want to be together, the period is the most hectic for Yad Sarah. The number of
reservations for the 40 Nechonit vans to transport the disabled in wheelchairs
around has been large.
Meanwhile, Yad Sarah is distributing via its
) a special Haggada for the visually impaired,
printed in large letters.
The 67-page book was produced by Da’at, the
Center for Jewish Studies of the Herzog College.
Dozens of Yad Sarah
branches will be open on the eve of Pessah, on Monday, and during the
intermediate days of the holiday. For more information and branches and opening
times, call *6444 or visit the website.