A Greek rest home for European elderly Jews

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By Jean Cohen in Athens Updated: 29/May/2006 14:26

ATHENS (EJP) – Anyone not aware that the complex they are approaching is the Restion home for Jewish senior citizens, would bet their last dime that it is a luxury hotel resort.

With its beautiful bungalows, breath taking surrounding and top class facilities it is a far cry from how most people envisage an old age home to be.

Sitting on 110,000 square meters in the Vari area of Athens, 25 kilometres from the centre of the Greek capital, Restion is a rest home built by Jews for Jews.

It was opened earlier this year. Help for survivors It is the brain child of prominent retired Greek Jewish doctor Jacques Alazraki who also owns the Blue Cross private hospital.