Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

'Quiet Rooms' create sense of peace for evacuated Israelis

(JNS) - Israelis evacuated from their homes in communities opposite the Gaza Strip and the Upper Galilee, who live in temporary housing arrangements, have been provided specially designed areas called "Quiet Rooms" for them to retrieve some peace and privacy.

The "Quiet Rooms," modeled after Beit Issie Shapiro's Snoezelen rooms, are controlled spaces designed to reduce anxiety and mental stress while calming sensory overload.

Since 1993, when their first Snoezelen room opened, Ra'anana-based Beit Issie Shapiro, a leader in the field of treating people with disabilities, has helped create more...


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