Few contemporary issues are more critical than the aging of the population. Recognizing that senior citizens remain valued members of our community, B'nai B'rith has a leading role in senior services.
Working with our members and supporters throughout the United States, our Senior Advocacy Initiative advances B'nai B'rith's agenda on a range of seniors' issues—including Social Security, Medicare, stem cell research, and funding for the aging services network and minimum wage—to policy makers in Washington, D.C., and across the country.
We work directly with seniors through forums and programs on issues such as aging in place, healthcare for all, identity theft, and others.
We also send out "Action Alerts" to let people know what is going on with legislation and how they can contact elected leaders quickly and easily.
B'nai B'rith is the largest Jewish sponsor of federally subsidized housing for the elderly in the United States.
The B'nai B'rith Senior Housing Network in the United States consists of 42 buildings in 26 communities, encompassing more than 4,000 apartment units and serving more than 8,000 people.
We launched our senior housing program in 1968, and since 1971, in a cooperative partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, B'nai B'rith has made rental apartments available for senior citizens with limited incomes. B'nai B'rith senior housing is open to all qualified individuals as defined by HUD, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin.
B'nai B'rith has also developed a variety of housing alternatives around the globe. The organization sponsors "parents' homes" in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel; senior citizens "flatlets" in England; an apartment building and a medical residence in Vancouver, British Columbia; and apartment buildings in Toronto. Although funded through their own national programs and tailored to meet the particular needs of the host country, these programs remain a vital component of the international B'nai B'rith Senior Housing Network.
Local B'nai B'rith volunteers and the senior service staff in the national office plan and complete all B'nai B'rith senior housing projects.
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Come see the beautiful island nation with the B'nai B'rith Cuban Jewish Relief Project, which has been running missions to Cuba for 20 years.
For more information on the subsidized senior housing program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.