The author describes the program of which he is the director, the Older Adult Community Action Program of St. Louis, MO. While many social service providers assume erroneously that all elderly people are too old, too sick, and have too few resources with which to take care of themselves and their personal needs, the author explains that his program is based on the philosophy and belief that older persons have the resources, and thus the responsibility, for determining their own fate, and for participating in community change for the enhancement of their own individual and social functioning.
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Blonsky, Lawrence E. Are We Underestimating the Resources of the Elderly?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1973: