Planned Occupation and Social Activities in a Home for the Aged

By William G. Lewi

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Service, December 1932

There is a prevailing attitude that a home for the aged served its purpose if it provided shelter, food, and care in sickness and in health. Unfortunately, the mental well-being and purpose of the elderly was not taken as seriously as the physical needs. In 1930 three homes for the aged, in cooperation with the Welfare Council of New York, decided to address the mental needs of their elderly inhabitants and began an experiment that allowed individuals to work in a wide variety of areas.

Topic: Social Work, Institutional Care, Emotional Support, Mental Health, Employment, Aging, Elderly, Jobs

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Kohs, S. C.

Volume/Issue: Vol.9/no.1

Page Number(s): 176-178

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Lewi, William G. Planned Occupation and Social Activities in a Home for the Aged. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. December 1932: 176-178. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12296


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