Older Adults Living Independently
Since 1969, JDC’s division for optimal aging (JDC-Eshel) has served as Israel’s social R&D incubator, developing comprehensive responses to the complex challenges facing its aging population. Operating as an independent impact organization and honest broker, JDC-Eshel has established strategic partnerships with Government Ministries, local municipalities, civil society, and other local associations. Guided by its national map of indicators for optimal aging, which was adopted by the Government of Israel in July 2021 (Resolution 127), JDC-Eshel develops programs and knowledge across eight large-scale initiatives (LSI). These LSIs are focused on minimizing health, social and financial risk amongst older adults, thereby pushing off dependency on society and the wider system and increasing overall independence.