Los Angeles Jewish Health Residents March to Keep Families Together
Activists come in all ages. The seniors at the Los Angeles Jewish Home showed they, too, have a voice in our social system. They are more than willing to organize around a cause that touches their hearts in order to help others.
Resident Freddie Miller saw coverage of immigrant families being separated on the news and felt she had to do something. Her heart was breaking for them. "Children are my thing," she said. Her daughter, Jennifer Tidstrand, told us, "My mom is incredibly bright, politically astute, and she has a big heart for children."
Freddie suggested the idea of a march for awareness to the resident council of the Jewish Home. Council president Robert Lehman embraced the idea wholeheartedly. "We are a family at the Jewish Home. It was such collective support," he said.
Over 30 residents made signs, wore badges, and marched around the Eisenberg Village Campus. Skilled nursing residents joined them by waving flags and singing "God Bless America" along their marching route.
Ida Franklin joined the march, she said, "Because I care. I think it’s good to keep it alive until they get everything taken care of." Marilyn Weiner was happy to march, too. "I just hope we make a difference."