Early Stirring in Community Services to the Aged: The Contributions of William Posner

By Mary Buckley

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1971

The late William Posner was for decades a champion of community services for the elderly. A historian of his field, he charted the progress of public concern for the aged from the initial awareness expressed in the 1920s that the public should care for and love the aged to the 1930s acknowledgement that the case worker should honor the personhood of his elderly clients to the development in the 1940s of specific casework procedures to the unprecedented progress in care for the aged made in the 1950s on a national level. In his own work, Posner advocated tirelessly for the elderly, always reminding the public that "We are only at the threshold.

Topic: Social Services, Social Work, Jewish Communal Service, Leadership, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 48/No. 2

Page Number(s): 167-173

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Buckley, Mary. Early Stirring in Community Services to the Aged: The Contributions of William Posner. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1971: 167-173. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4570


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