Our Voice: Healthy, Safe, and Accessible Neighborhood


Project Description:

This project seeks to promote visibility and safe walking for senior citizens.

Partners:

  • JDC Israel Eshel
  • JDC Israel Ashlim (Better Together)
  • Ministry for Social Equality
  • National road Safety Authority
  • Municipalities

Participants:

  • Older adults, children and youth (in some neighborhoods)

Research Question:

Does participation in program increase healthy behavior (walking)?  Does program impact on neighborhood (physical attributes, social cohesion)?

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO