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Community Centers and the Elderly: An American and Israeli Comparison

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Publication Date: January 1985

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

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 62:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: World Jews; Jewish Organizations; Informal Jewish Education

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel United States


Despite the various differences between community center programs for the aged in Israel and a sample of programs in America, the two groups share a dominant programmatic focus. Both reflect the centrality of social and cultural activity as a means of meeting the recreational and interactional needs of older adults.