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Council of Jewish Women Lauded in Senate for Ideas on Aid to Aged

February 8, 1966
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Credit was given to the National Council of Jewish Women for contributing creative ideas on helping the nation’s aged, in a Senate speech today by Sen. Parrison A. Williams, Jr., New Jersey Democrat. In introducing a bill to establish a national senior community service corps within the administration on aging of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Sen. Williams said the Jewish group was “especially helpful” in proposals that may be implemented by the legislation.

An outline of the National Council of Jewish Women’s senior service corps was supplied to the Senator at his request. The corps was conceived to enable the elderly to use their lifelong experiences and skills in volunteer service to the community, and particularly in teaching skills to young people. It suggests a new answer to the needs of useful activity for people after retirement.

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