A Support Group for Elderly Russian Immigrants

By Aviva Kohn Furchtgott

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), March 1982

The author, a caseworker in the Resettlement Service of the Jewish Family Service of Detroit, describes the founding and operation of a support group for elderly Russian immigrants. These immigrants face a plethora of difficult issues, such as feelings of isolation, loss, disappointment, and other hardships stemming from their difficult lives and transitions. The primary purpose of the group was to lessen members' severe isolation, a goal which according to the author was achieved. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 58:3.

Topic: Social Services, Immigration, Elder Care, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 58/No. 3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Michigan , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Furchtgott, Aviva Kohn. A Support Group for Elderly Russian Immigrants. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). March 1982: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1883


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