About the project
Melabev (Community Clubs for Eldercare) is an organization that provides a range of services for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s-like symptoms and for their families. The organization was founded in 1981 by social worker Leah Abramowitz and Prof. Arnold Rosin, who opened the first day care center in Jerusalem for the elderly. Since then, Melabev has evolved to operate a network of therapeutic and social day care centers and memory clubs (for the mildly impaired) at Sha’arei Zedek Medical Center, the Sally & Philip W. Lown Youth & Community Center, United Home for the Aged and other locations, and to provide home care, family support, respite services and education and training programs. Melabev opened its own building in Pisgat Ze’ev North in 2002, where it offers garden therapy, individualized computer instruction, and Snoezelen care in a multi-sensory relaxation room. The Jerusalem Foundation has supported many activities, including operation of a Russian-speaking club for new immigrants.