This piece explores trends in care of the aged in the Jewish community. In the early 1900s, the short life expectancy of the population and the small number of elderly meant that there was little attention and planning for the aged in the Jewish community beyond basic services. However, the recent and continuous growth in the population of elderly as well as changes in life expectancy have promoted new expectations on the community for social planning. The role of professionals in the community has changed as well. Volunteer doctors have been gradually giving way to paid physicians who provide services on a part- or full-time basis. Other noticeable trends include a rise in opportunities for placement of older workers, which has given Jewish vocational services new opportunities to craft services to support this population. The piece concludes by pushing for federations to undertake efforts to foster better economic and social conditions for the aged in concert with the noted trends.