I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
Psalm 37:25 NIV
The Retirement House
Elderly is an integral part of a population of any country who owe respect and attention equally like any other section. However, due to changing family structure and modernization, elderly population is facing inevitable challenges to live their life respectfully. Loneliness, negligence and less importance, illness due to ageing and against lack of treatment are the most of the treacherous conditions which elderly are facing.
Ageing in Israel is exponentially increasing due to the impressive gains that society has made in terms of increased life expectancy. With the rise in elderly population, the demand for holistic care tends to grow.
As the largest city in Israel, Jerusalem is preparing for the dramatic increase in its aging population; it is estimated that by 2020-2025 the number of elderly—currently 75,000 (age 65 and older)–will increase by 20%.
The current population of Israel is 8,957,568 as of Tuesday, September 27, 2022, based on World meter elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
It is important to understand the social aspects concerning aged in the country as they go through the process of ageing. Changing lifestyle, availability, accessibility and affordability of health care, increased life expectancy, rapid urbanization and economic dependency have led to an emergence of varied problems for the elderly in Israel. And hence Root of Hope foundation has identified these needs and to provide the elderly with the required support, the organization is proposing to build an retirement home for 100 elderly people from all over Israel, at Latrun in the center of the country.