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January 11, 1985 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-01-11

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Closing of Israeli hospitals averted 3

Detroiters invested $10 million in Bonds

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Halting Operation Moses panics Ethiopian Jews 10

Torah insurance in Detroit

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THE JEWISH NEWS

THIS ISSUE 40c

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

JANUARY 11, 1985

Services
for aged
assessed

A two-year study with far-
reaching recommendations for serv-
ices to the elderly of Detroit's Jewish
community has been completed by the
Jewish Welfare Federation.
The Report of the Task Force on
Community-Based Services to the
Non-Institutionalized Elderly re-
viewed current services and recom-
mended new ones which would enable
the elderly to remain in independent
living situations in the community.
To assess the needs of the Jewish
elderly, an extensive study was com-
missioned from the University of
Michigan schools of public health and
social work.
The U-M survey noted there are
between 10,000 and 12,000 Jews over
age 65 in the Detroit metropolitan
area. Some 223 elderly persons living
in Southfield, Oak Park, Huntington
Woods and Royal Oak Township were
interviewed as representative of a
socio-economic cross-section of the
Jewish community.
The task force concluded that
while the community has every reason
to be proud of the service network
which it has created for older adults,
there remains a significant number of
elderly with unmet needs.
Among its conclusions, the task
force noted:
• A comprehensive health care
program is essential for maintaining

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