Connecting for a reason, a season, or for life

Idana Saven performing modern dance routines for the residents of the Lifestyle Centre. Photo by Resident Joss Shaff.

Highlands House shares B’noth Zion WIZO’s Gilah branch’s love of making good connections, and recently, our residents thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon with the lovely ladies of WIZO.

We were graced with the presence and talents of two grandchildren in the community — Idana Saven and Mika Berman — both from Herzlia High School. Idana performed modern dance and Mika sang songs with piano accompaniment for our residents.

President of WIZO South Africa Shelley Trope-Friedman delivered an inspiring message from the organisation, saying that WIZO enables human connections, and encouraged residents to embrace those connections they make for a reason (to serve a certain purpose in their lives), for a season (during a time of great challenge or growth), or for life (lifetime connections, such as their friendships at Highlands House). She spoke about WIZO’s work in Israel on children’s homes and daycare centres, and in South Africa on their Wheelchairs of Hope project. They raise funds through various community engagements, events and product sales to purchase and donate plastic wheelchairs to disabled children, offering greater mobility during early childhood development. These wheelchairs suit children between five and nine years old.

Adele Saven led the meeting, and residents and WIZO women alike enjoyed a piece of cake and a cup of tea during the programme.

Highlands House

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