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Israel Facing Acute Problem of the Aged, Conference is Told

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Prof. Roberto Bachi, director-general of the government’s Central Statistical Bureau, warned the first national conference of aged people on problems of the aged today that “the problem of the aged is becoming acute.”

The conference, meeting at the Malben Home in Nathanya, was attended by two hundred delegates from all the homes for the aged in the country, and welfare and medical experts on geriatrics.

Sponsored by Malben, the organization for the care of aged and ill immigrants, the conference opened a country-wide effort to coordinate all efforts on behalf of the aged.

“Old age has a future, if we give it a chance,” the conference was told by Dr. Max Wasser, head of Malben’s department for the aged. Prof. Bachi suggested that one immediate aim should be to provide useful work for the aged who, he said, “should be kept working as long as possible.”

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