Participation in leisure activities for older adults who are confined to their homes, utilizing their talents and time. This strengthens their sense of being an active, vital and contributing part of society and helps alleviate loneliness.
Today over 20% of members in supportive communities are defined as homebound for various reasons: physical, cognitive, emotional, and limited accessibility. Those confined to their homes find it difficult to take part in Joint-Eshel’s Supportive Community Program, which offers a range of services for older people to help improve their quality of life. This created the need for them to adapt to participating in leisure and social activities from home. A personal session takes place once a week with the help of a volunteer and includes arts and crafts, study, cooking, gardening, and more. Participants are encouraged to continue on their own until the next meeting.
Members of the Supportive Community Program who are homebound
- Building a skilled management team through training courses for staff and continuing professional guidance during implementation of the program
- Creating a diverse database including cognitive, motor, creative and other activities that will be useful for community organizers both now and in the years to come
- Consolidating professional knowledge into a cohesive platform for learning
- Providing professional supervision of teams in the field