Regaining control: Two activists long fight for elderly protection, autonomy

Dr. Meytal Segal-Reich, Adv., and Dr. Mickey Schindler, Adv., have been fighting for elderly rights for a long time.

Finally, after years of planning, town-hall meetings to network and rally support and vetting for the right test case, they and their supporters won a major first-ever trail-blazing victory on April 8 in the Haifa Family Court.

Judge Esperanza Alon ruled that elderly persons can appoint a family-member, friend or specially-trained individual to assist the elderly person with certain functions, instead of a legal guardian, while empowering the elderly person to maintain overall control of much of their legal and financial affairs.


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