The Golden Agers Go To Camp

By Jeanette Bender

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, December 1949

In this article, the author describes how, for the first time ever, Golden Agers of the Chicago area were able to go to camp. Furthermore, Bender explains how this group of older Jews, who are between the ages of 55 and 80 and are almost exclusively from Eastern Europe, was selected to participate in the program, describes the objectives of the camp (for example, to provide relief from family pressures), and provides details on the camp program itself. According to the author, the program was wildly successful; participants exclaimed that it was one of the happiest weeks of their lives.

Topic: Programming, Jewish Camp, Social Services, Immigration, Aging, Elderly, Camp

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.2

Page Number(s): 270-276

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Chicago, Illinois , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Bender, Jeanette. The Golden Agers Go To Camp. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1949: 270-276.


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