Older Adult Community Action Program: An Experimental Self-Help Project

By Lawrence E. Blonsky

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1972

The author describes a pilot program sponsored by several Jewish institutions in St. Louis, called the Older Adult Community Action Program, which was designed to help older adults remain active and independent in the community. He describes the program's origins, objectives, and services. These include transportation, a neighborhood improvement association, a tenant-landlord complaint bureau, a street festival, a newspaper, a cooperative food service, an information desk for aging, and a tenant's council.

Topic: Social Services, Jewish Organizations, Housing, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 49/No. 2

Page Number(s): 157-161

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Genre: Article

Coverage: St. Louis, Missouri

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Blonsky, Lawrence E. Older Adult Community Action Program: An Experimental Self-Help Project. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1972: 157-161. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4318


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