West Orange, NJ October 11, 2018; A luncheon was held on October 10th, at Green Hill Senior Living in West Orange for Mrs. Varda Yoran and the Rose Art Foundation in recognition of their donation of five deluxe Invacare Recliners, a reclining wheelchair that benefits seniors with decreased mobility. The Rose Art Foundation is a family, non-profit organization with a mission to serve persons with mobility challenges in need.
The Rose Art Foundation was founded in memory of the tremendous life, contribution and drive of family patriarch Shalom Yoran. Mr. Yoran was a Polish Jew, who survived WWII fighting with the partisans against the Nazis. His memoir The Defiant: A True Story of Escape, Survival & Resistance was published in 1996 by St. Martin’s Press. Mr. Yoran immigrated to Palestine in 1946 and joined the Israeli air force in 1948 where he began his twenty-two-year career in the aerospace industry.
Varda Yoran was born in China in 1929 to Jewish parents who emigrated from Russia in the days before WWII. She witnessed the Japanese occupation of China, and the communist takeover before her family moved to Palestine. Varda lived in Israel during the declaration of Israel’s independence, and it is there that she met and married Shalom and had two daughters. In 1978 the family emigrated to the United States.
In his later years, when Mr. Yoran became infirm, Varda searched the internet for a comfortable wheelchair that would enable her husband to remain mobile instead of confined to a bed. The Invacare Recliner enhanced Shalom’s quality of life significantly and enabled him to continue to engage with his family and community. So impressed was she with the difference the Invacare reclining wheelchair made in their lives that after his passing the Rose Art Foundation was established by the family “to improve the quality of life of immobile and handicapped seniors, predominately in non-profit nursing homes” through the donation of Invacare Recliner chairs. To date over 600 chairs have been donated across the country.
“We are grateful to Varda Yoran and the Rose Art Foundation for their generous donation of these wonderful, reclining wheelchairs. Our residents who struggle with mobility challenges love the comfort they provide and the CNA’s who care for them are thrilled with how happy the residents are, and the ease with which they can move and transfer them. “
The Rose Art Foundation continues to solicit for funds to further their mission. For more about the Rose Art Foundation, Living With Dignity, or to donate, visit http://www.livingwithdignity.org. You can also follow Rose Art Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.
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