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The Elder Support Network: An Experiment in Continental Cooperation and Planning

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Bert J. Goldberg; David B. Saltman

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 67:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Older people)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Allocations; Elderly; Social Services

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Elder Support Network is a continental delivery system that links isolated, frail elderly who live far from family and friends with an alternative support system provided by a Jewish family service agency in their community. Its success illustrates that the Jewish community will make use of programs of a continental nature and that it is possible to fund a continental program.