This article looks at social services provided to elderly Soviet immigrants in the Chicago area. Seventeen per cent of the new immigrants from the Soviet Union who have
been resettled in Chicago are in the age range of 65-80 years. This relatively isolated segment of the Soviet immigrant population has a particularly difficult time adjusting to life in America. In addition to the problems usually associated with aging, these elderly immigrants must cope with learning a new language and adjusting to a new lifestyle and culture. This paper will discuss the successful utilization of a timelimited Jewish Family and Community Service Family Life Education program designed to ease the integration of Soviet seniors into the Jewish and general community.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 58:3.