Department of Social Services: Social workers focusing on seniors are available to assist.  They are assigned based on geography, with each worker covering several neighborhoods and clubs (such as for Russian-speakers, Holocaust survivors, and more.)  For this assistance contact:  04.6291859

Kehila Tomechet (Supportive Community): An organization with a variety of practical and social services to keep seniors supported in their homes.  There’s a social worker, Eira, and an “Av Bayit” (English-speaking handyman) to assist people who have signed up for Kehila Tomechet (approximately 140 NIS/ month).  For this monthly fee many services are available at no cost or a very low cost: an emergency button, taxis, movies (in Hebrew), at home haircuts, and more.  Contact Eira at:  04.6291859 or 0522368639

KEF Club / Moadon KEF (KEF stands for “Community, English, Fun”) is a social and cultural group based and organized in Zichron Yaakov but open to others, aimed at English-speaking “pensioners” – whether still working on not. The Club meets every other week for social and cultural activities, information about negotiating life in Israel, resources, holiday celebrations, and group tours.  Members are also made aware of community resources through the Club’s email and whats app Bulletins.  Contact Heidi Goldsmith, Liaison to English speaking Olim from the Zichron Yaakov Municipality’s Dept. of Social Services, to receive emails about upcoming events and resources:

HATZAV (Hebrew for “Young At Heart”) Program run by the Zammarin Community Center (located across from the Country in  Zichron.  Wide variety of activities, trips, lectures.  Contact Orit Neiderman at the Zamarin Community Center Center 

Arnona (property tax) Discount!! Seniors are entitled to a significant discount on the first 100 meters of their (your) residence.  Ask at the Arnona Office of the Municipality.      Tel 046297111

Aliyah Museum, at 2 Hanadiv Street, runs events and is a superb museum to visit.  Some KEF Club members are volunteer tour guides there.

Bridge: Free for Zichron residents Sunday, Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 – 7 PM in the Moshava. (former Yavetz, 100 Hameyasdim) Contact Gerard at 054.6129795 or   Computer skills: Gerard also teaches basic computer skills and has computers to use for free to people with low income. 

Elma Arts Center: seniors often get discounts on Tuesdays. 

MOVIES: Tuesdays at YES Planet movie theater seniors with a Seniors’ Card from the government pay only 10 NIS. Nb NO DISCOUNT on a second film on a Tuesday. Discounted movies other days…20 NIS Israeli films, 27 NIS other films (with Seniors’ card)

ESRA ( English Speaking Residents Association)  Wide variety of activities, including lectures, trips.  Part of the national organization.  For local events, Please contact Lucille Cohen

 The Supportive Community - Staying at home doesn’t have to mean staying alone