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St. Louis Jewry to Start Broad Program of Care for Jewish Aged

August 8, 1958
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A broad program of care for the Jewish aged in this city will be launched this Fall with the establishment of a new Department of the Aged within the Jewish Family Service Agency.

The new program was designed to implement the recommendations of a survey of the Jewish aged and chronically sick in St. Louis undertaken recently. It involves expansion of institutional facilities for care of the aged infirm and introduction of a “foster and boarding home” program. The latter would care for the aged who do not require institutional care and who cannot maintain their own homes, permitting them to remain within the general community.

Under this system, older men and women are placed as boarders with private families which would be paid for their services. The family service is to begin soon to list suitable homes as residences for the aged seeking the department’s assistance. The plan also provides for the addition of 100 beds to the present capacity of the Jewish Orthodox Old Folks Home for the care of the aged infirm.

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