Residences and The Community Living Program
A Resident of the Community Living Program shares his thoughts:
I enjoy the best of both worlds. One the one hand, I’m part of the village that provides all kinds of services, work and assistance. On the other hand, I live outside of the village in (Kiryat) Tivon. I go to a drawing class, learn computers and do my supermarket shopping, go to lectures and shows and use public transportation on my own. I like living like a man and feeling like I can get along mostly independently.
Kfar Tikva offers a variety of living arrangements to provide the optimal living situation for each resident at every life stage. Residents (and their guardians) and social workers work together to identify the right roommates, level of autonomy and preferred living situation. Personal choice is a key factor in these decisions. Some residents live on the grounds of the village, some live more independently and inclusively in the neighboring town of Kiryat Tivon as part of our Community Living Program. Some live as couples (by choice and with the support of their families and social workers). Yet, all benefit from access to the social support, therapeutic care, medical service, communal meals, employment, trips, activities and programming services provided to all members of the Kfar Tikva community. .
The ElderCare Campus
In 2018, Kfar Tikva completed construction of a state of the art ElderCare Campus in the heart of the village. The campus was designed to enable our oldest and least mobile residents to age in their community and benefit from the full array of social, medical and therapeutic services available in the village. The campus is comprised of several residential buildings and a communal building connected by a covered walkway. The campus includes, residential rooms, therapy rooms, an outdoor musical and physical fitness activity garden, a laundry, a warming kitchen, staff offices, as well as multi-purpose rooms for activities and programming for all Kfar Tikva residents. The campus and the programs held in the communal spaces have been a resounding success and in great demand. So much so, that we have initiated a plan to explore expanding the campus by building additional space adjacent to the campus as an ElderCare Annex.
This capital project was made possible by the support of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Housing for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kfar TIkva erected customized housing to provide an optimal living situation for our residents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Architectural design was informed by professionals in the field to address particular sensory issues that impact young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Each resident enjoys their own bedroom and shared access to communal living rooms and kitchenettes. The comfortable and home-like space is inviting and enjoyed by all who live there.
This capital project was made possible by the support of the National Insurance Institute Fund for the Development of Services for the Disabled, The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, The Azrieli Foundation Israel, The Gitler Family Foundation and The Yotam Fund.