Reaching the Aged in the Institutional Community

By Sara Olstein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1970

At the kosher, orthodox Home and Hospital for the Aged in New York City, predominantly black and Puerto Rican staff served an aged, Eastern European-born Jewish population. Residents tended to develop relationships with the staff and local community primarily according to their own personality structures. The majority of residents were skilled workers in integrated unions, which may have helped some residents in adjusting to their relationships with the Home staff. Community-based programs such as a Christmas-Chanukah party with the local public school helped residents fend off the tendency to withdraw into social isolation.

Topic: Institutional Care, Elder Care, Community Relations, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 47/No.2

Page Number(s): 157-160

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Olstein, Sara. Reaching the Aged in the Institutional Community. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1970: 157-160.


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