AACI Seniors Division
The Seniors Division of AACI consists of all members 55 and over. The Division has branches in every major city in Israel and in many smaller communities as well as in kibbutzim and moshavim.
In addition to the benefits accruing from membership in AACI itself the Seniors Division conducts activities and programs of special interest to seniors and their needs.
The branches conduct regular meetings where topics of interest are discussed and special interest groups meet. They include Hebrew conversation, Yiddish, choral groups, handicrafts, folk dancing and exercises and other interest groups determined by members.
Once every year a Seniors Congress is held where members and associates meet for 3 or 4 days to enjoy being together, touring the region where the Congress is held and discussing pertinent problems of the membership and seniors in general. Together with Histadrut Hagimlaim (the Israel Pensioners’ Organization), we participate in furthering legislation guarding and protecting seniors rights.
Batei Avot (Seniors Residences) are visited by volunteer members at least once a month and every homebound member is visited on the eve of holidays, receiving a small gift.
Every branch has a Welcome Committee which works in conjunction with the general AACI Klitah Committee to welcome the new Senior Olim.
The Seniors Division arranges for people to be invited to Sedarim on Pesach especially for those who do not have families in Israel.
The Division grants emergency loans.
The Division issues an excellent bi-monthly magazine, the Seniors Spectator.
Periodic “retreats” dealing with topics of interest to our members are held by branches and regions.