The Jewish community has a responsibility to provide suitable housing environments which can enable older adults to sustain themselves in comfort and security and with opportunities for them to be as productive as their abilities and interests will allow. As many elderly have low incomes, and as housing waiting lists can be as long as two years, the Philadelphia Federation created the Federation Housing agency to assist elderly people to move into housing suitable to their Jewish needs and preferences. This housing includes dedicated apartment buildings that reinforce a feeling of community, and a variety of other housing exists for elderly of different levels of independence. Transferring between housing units must be accomplished with care and concern, honoring and respecting the elders of the Jewish community.
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Goldstein, Ephraim F. Housing for the Well Aged: A Conceptual Framework for Planning. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1972: