Perhaps it would not be a great revelation for most of you, if we boldly claimed, without missing a beat in stride, that the life of a retiree in America, when compared to most other countries, is almost like a charming fairytale, which someh6ow magically fulfills any desire. You probably know all this without our help. But lets try to think, for a moment, about who actually works this fairytale wand, who fills it with magic, and makes it capable of performing such miracle. The State? Sure, to a degree, government programs in the United States have been brought to near perfection. Social Security and insurance programs? This is true. Charities and philanthropists? Also true – billions of dollars are annually transferred by philanthropists to maintain a decent standard of living for the elderly. And this list can continue on and on. But our mission here at King David Community Center is different; we are the last, but perhaps most important link in this long chain of public and private philanthropy. This is because we work directly with retirees, and put in to practice the finances of government programs, insurance programs, and philanthropists alike.
After all, an elderly person doesnt just care about finances, but usually wants truly important things like help, care, or simply a few kind words. One does not need to go far or look hard for examples of this. Often even simple things like preparing meals, visiting the doctor, or going to buy medicine can turn in to difficult problems for an elderly person. And it is in cases like this that the magic wand needs to be put to use – wielded by our very modest, very decent staff at King David Community Center, by kind and caring people who have devoted their lives to caring for those who need them.
Acting in the greater Atlanta area, King David Community Center is grateful to function as the most well-known and important of the city's organizations assisting the elderly. We have in our future a most interesting and most touching journey for the Community Center and all of its devoted employees, working to help people of all ages, degrees of wealth, and social status. And to start, it is noteworthy to say that neither money nor planned social programs would have any real effect if it were not for King David Community Center and similar organizations.