Changing Social Orientation of the Jewish Aged--A Profile

By Theodore R. Isenstadt

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1964

The 1960 census revealed that over 95% of elderly people do not live in institutions. Therefore, social services for the elderly should be directly incorporated into the "social institution" rather than relegated to institutions set aside particularly for the elderly. As housing, medicine, and protective services, for example, incorporate concerns for the elderly, older people will better be able to remain integrated into their families and the broader society. Community planning is crucial to achieve this end, and the Jewish community can turn to its federations and social welfare initiatives to provide essential support for the elderly.

Topic: Social Services, Institutional Care, Census, Elder Care, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 1

Page Number(s): 124-131

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Isenstadt, Theodore R. Changing Social Orientation of the Jewish Aged--A Profile. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1964: 124-131.


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