top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Enabling the Elderly
Religious Institutions within the Community Service System
Enabling the Elderly
Click on image to enlarge

Sheldon S. Tobin - Editor
James W. Ellor, A.C.S.W. - Editor
Susan M. Anderson-Ray, A.M. - Editor
SUNY Series in Aging
Price: $60.50 
Hardcover - 192 pages
Release Date: November 1986
ISBN10: 0-88706-334-9
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-334-3

Quantity:  
Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 192 pages
Release Date: November 1986
ISBN10: 0-88706-335-7
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-335-0

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

Here three gerontological professionals have combined their diverse backgrounds in a timely and urgently needed study of how religious institutions interact with their communities to provide care for the elderly. In an easily accessible and well-written text, actual and potential services are described, and ways of enhancing religious/agency collaboration are suggested. Data are presented from studies in four communities and in a variety of provider settings.

The book begins with an overview of aging in modern society, followed by a discussion of the vital importance of spiritual well-being for elderly women and men today. The authors show how church and synagogue can provide services for elderly persons, highlighting ways in which intentions can be translated into programs.

A second section identifies diverse categories of elderly persons in the community and their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. It suggests opportunities for religious organizations to address these needs, particularly through collaboration with service agencies. Programs currently provided by synagogues and churches are detailed.

A final section examines the benefits of institutions working together with service agencies on potential problem areas. It provides ways to enhance the partnership--from simple communication, to cooperation, coordination, collaboration, and even confederation.

The book concludes with a useful model, developed from the authors' original research, that can enhance interaction between churches and synagogues, and service agencies.

Sheldon S. Tobin, Ph. D., is Director of the Ringel Institute of Gerontology, Albany, New York. James W. Ellor, D. Min., A.C.S.W., is Associate Professor, National School of Education, Evanston, Illinois. Susan M. Anderson-Ray, A. M., is Assistant Director of Social Services at the Judson Retirement Community, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

No table of contents available for this publication.


Related Subjects
22170/23479(//)

Related Titles

Landscapes of Abandonment
Landscapes of Abandonment
New Frontiers of Slavery
New Frontiers of Slavery
New World Hasidim
New World Hasidim
The Culture of Teenage Mothers
The Culture of Teenage Mothers
Urban Growth in Colonial Rhode Island
Urban Growth in Colonial Rhode Island
Ideal Citizens
Ideal Citizens
Naked Lives
Naked Lives
Community versus Commodity
Community versus Commodity
The Century of the Child
The Century of the Child
Eldercare, Distributive Justice, and the Welfare State
Eldercare, Distributive Justice, and the Welfare State



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg