We would like to extend our appreciation to all of the organizations which provided us with information on their programs. We would also like to thank Prof. Jack Habib, Director of JDC-Israel, and Prof. Shimon Bergman, Deputy Director of the JDC-Brookdale Institute, for their valuable input into the preparation of this report. Special thanks are due to two experts in the field of aging in the United States who graciously agreed to review the material: Mrs. Janet Sainer, Special Consultant to the U.S. Administration on Aging, Former Commissioner on Aging for the City of New York, and Co-Chairperson of the JDC-Brookdale Institute Board of Directors, and Dr. Daniel Thursz, President of the National Council on the Aging.
This publication would not have been possible without the generous support of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise's founder and chairman, Eli E. Hertz. We owe special thanks to the Hertz Technology Group for sponsoring the design and the printing. We also want to thank Nick Moscovitz from Artec Design, Inc., an affiliate of the Hertz Technology Group, for the design and production.