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A Jewish Community Center Addresses the Needs of the Visually Impaired Older Adult

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Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Selma Sweetbaum

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 63:2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Disabled)

Keywords: Health; Elderly; Disability

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


"Blindness is not a handicap. It is an inconvenience." This is the fundamental premise undergirding the Internal Light Program at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, a belief that the visually impaired older adult can actively participate in lifeā€”at the Center and in his community and that a visually impaired older adult can continue to make a contribution to the community.