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The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
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Type of institution
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute is the premier center for applied social research serving Israel and the Jewish world. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of social services and social policies by developing and disseminating knowledge of social needs, as well as the effectiveness of programs intended to meet those needs.
The Center for Research on Aging is devoted to providing up-to-date information and analysis to assist policymakers and service planners in enhancing the quality of life of Israel's elderly population. This includes helping to develop community services to allow the elderly to remain in their homes, addressing their health and social needs, and promoting healthier and more active lifestyles
Main research areas
The Program on Aging has been focusing on six major themes: -Issues in Community Care -Service Provision for Special Populations -International Policy on the Elderly -The Health System and the Elderly -Health Promotion and Productive Aging -Providing Basic Data on Needs and Services for Planning at the National and Local Levels