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Home for the Elderly, Jerusalem 2012 (April)

We are working in partnership with The Hadassah School of Dental Medicine to support a home for the elderly in Jerusalem, Israel. About 10% of the population in Israel are aged 65 or over. Most of them live in the community, but for 5% of them, who live in institutions, the access for dental care is very limited.

A few years ago a community outreach program was initiated by Dr. Alon Livny, giving free treatment for residents of a home for the elderly in Jerusalem. This was carried out by senior year dental students and students from the dental hygiene program. The Dental Wellness Trust is helping to develop this project.