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Health Ministry to provide subsidized dental care for more seniors

Health Ministry lowers age for seniors to receive subsidized dental care, expands basket of subsidized treatments.

Health Min. to provide subsidized dental care for more seniors

The benefits of age: Free bus rides for individuals aged 75+

Starting this summer, elderly citizens aged 75 and up will be able to travel for free, while those 60+ will be charged just NIS 112.5/month.

The benefits of age: Free bus rides for individuals aged 75+

Aliyah for the elderly

The Patriarch Abraham made aliyah at 75, but for many of the elderly, that may not be the best time to begin to lead a new life. Op-ed.

Aliyah for the elderly

'No way we can overestimate impact Torah study programs have on elderly'

With promise for a healthier new year, Colel Chabad expands senior Torah study initiative.

'No way to overestimate Torah study programs' impact on elderly'

Pres. Herzog: 'We must extend a hand to Israel's senior citizens'

President Isaac Herzog tours Jewish Agency’s Amigour Joseph Wilf Home for the Elderly.

Pres. Herzog: 'We must extend a hand to senior citizens'

Sudden stoppage of NJ building's Shabbat elevator sparks lawsuit

Elevator was essential for elderly and disabled observant residents to leave their apartments on Shabbat and holidays.

Sudden stoppage of NJ building's Shabbat elevator sparks lawsuit

Bnei Brak transports elderly to vaccine centers

Municipality teams with United Hatzalah to ensure elderly people who would otherwise be stuck at home can be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Bnei Brak transports elderly to vaccine centers

Health Ministry again lets elderly morbidity tracker lapse after four abridged reports

Health Ministry COVID morbidity/mortality tracker with statistics from nursing homes again lapses after resuming reports for only four days.

Health Ministry again lets elderly morbidity tracker lapse

Two elderly contract COVID-19 after second vaccine dose

Two Holon nursing home residents test COVID positive 12 days after receiving second vaccine dose.

Two elderly contract COVID-19 after second vaccine dose

Chinese health experts call to suspend Pfizer vaccine in elderly after Norwegian deaths

Experts: Death incidents in Norway prove mRNA COVID-19 vaccines' efficacy 'not as good as expected'.

Call to suspend Pfizer vaccine in elderly after Norwegian deaths

Internal Security Minister visits elderly man abandoned on street by Israel Police

Internal Security Minister Amir Ohana visits elderly Yosef Fleishman, hospitalized at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

Security Minister visits senior abandoned on street by policeplayer

Aging: It's only skin deep

If you take away the lines, do you take away the joy and sadness? The wisdom?

Aging: It's only skin deep

New campaign urges: 'Neighbor, notice whether or not I'm here'

Following unnoticed deaths of some elderly, ZAKA organization begins campaign to raise awareness. 'Say good morning to your neighbors.'

'Neighbor, notice whether or not I'm here'player

Study: Older adults' perception of aging may be more important than chronological age

COVID-19 loneliness linked to elevated psychiatric symptoms in older adults.

Perception of aging may be more important than chronological age

Old is beautiful

The elderly venerable man or woman before you is living testimony to the living God of Israel.

Old is beautiful

Labor Ministry to install distress sensors in homes of childless seniors

Elderly Israelis to receive distress sensors at negligible price, Labor and Welfare Ministry announces.

Labor Ministry to install sensors in homes of childless seniors

Elderly man diagnosed as recovered yet condition deteriorates

Poriya Hospital: Elderly man readmitted to hospital after allegedly recovering from coronavirus yet his condition deteriorates.

Elderly man diagnosed as recovered yet condition deteriorates

Yair Netanyahu helps distribute food to Holocaust survivors

PM's son volunteers with Yad Ezer La-Haver foundation, assists in distributing Passover food parcels to the needy.

Yair Netanyahu helps distribute food to Holocaust survivors

Sara Netanyahu, wife of Prime Minister Netanyahu, initiates project to help elderly

Sara Netanyahu initiates 'Embracing the Elderly,' connecting youth movements to weaker populations to lessen the loneliness.

Sara Netanyahu initiates project to help elderly

Arab 'mechanic' nabbed after he swindled 16 elderly victims

Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem arrested after allegedly bilking more than a dozen elderly people out of thousands of shekels.

Arab 'mechanic' nabbed after he swindled 16 elderly victims

Elderly British couple kidnapped in South Africa

British foreign office confirms kidnapping by 'terrorists' in South Africa.

Elderly British couple kidnapped in South Africa

Elderly Jew attacked in sheltered housing

Alan Califano poses as visitor and enters Jewish sheltered housing facility in New York City to rob and attack Jews. Arrested by police.

Elderly Jew attacked in sheltered housing

Elderly man dies in Petah Tikva apartment fire

Magen David Adom medics arrive at scene of fire, find victim already died.

Elderly man dies in Petah Tikva apartment fireplayer

Citizens over 80 won't have to wait in line

New law allowing elderly to skip lines passed by Knesset.

Citizens over 80 won't have to wait in line

Policemen save elderly woman on Ayalon Highway

Police find elderly woman walking on highway, take her to safety.

Policemen save elderly woman on Ayalon Highway

Netanyahu: Israel's economy is growing

Netanyahu says upcoming Australia visit will help Israel's economy continue to grow, slams Israeli public for not honoring elders.

Netanyahu: Israel's economy is growing

1 in 3 seniors gives up heat, food or medicine

Friendship Fund survey finds worrying situation: Hundreds of thousands of elderly forsake basic needs due to financial difficulties.

1 in 3 senior citizens gives up heat, food or medicine

Video: Scooter Thieves in World's Slowest Getaway?

Two youths from Holon were caught after they stole an elderly couple's mobility scooter. No high speed chase was involved.

Video: Scooter Thieves Make World's Slowest Getaway?

Students and Elderly Rejoice in Hanukkah Together

Yeshiva students visit elderly residence for holiday, and learn their stories of Torah study, Holocaust survival and war for Israel.

Students and Elderly Rejoice in Hanukkah Together

Knesset Committee Focuses on War and the Elderly

'An old man falls on the ground, and no one is there to pick him up,' Minister laments at special hearing.

Knesset Committee Focuses on War and the Elderly

Volunteers Come to Visit Elderly, Find Crime Scene

Volunteers spring to action when they stumble across the scene of a burglary during a pre-Purim visit.

Volunteers Come to Visit Elderly, Find Crime Scene

Elderly Man Found at Last Minute with Hypothermia

An elderly man from central Israel is in serious condition after getting lost, spending the entire night outside.

Elderly Man Discovered at Last Minute with Hypothermia

Report: Lots More 90 Year Olds in Israel by 2035

A study shows that in 2035, Israel will have fewer Jews relative to population, and a lot more elderly.

Report: Lots More 90 Year Olds in Israel by 2035

Samaria Prepares to Deal with Aging Population

Samaria’s elderly population set for dramatic increase by 2013; leaders prepare now.

Samaria Prepares to Deal with Aging Population

Lapid: 400 Million for Holocaust Survivors

Lapid, Netanyahu announce new aid for Holocaust survivors.

Lapid: 400 Million for Holocaust Survivors

New Israeli Study: High Cholesterol OK For Elderly

A new study at Beilinson Hospital says that for the elderly, higher levels of cholesterol mean a longer life, not a shorter one

New Israeli Study: High Cholesterol Good For the Elderly

Minister: Life to Get Easier for the Elderly

Reforms to make life easier for elderly Israelis were announced Tuesday by the Deputy Minisiter for Veteran Israeli Affars, Leah Ness.

Minister: Life to Get Easier for the Elderly