Aging Conference Offers Road Map for 2020

Creating a road map for a caring, age-friendly Jewish community in 2020 was the theme of a UJA-Federation of New York’s aging conference held on November 16.

Keynote speaker Larry Mannix gives remarks at aging conference. Keynote speaker Larry Mannix gives remarks at aging conference.

“By 2030, one fifth of New York City’s population will be over the age of 60, and the percentage of Jewish older adults will be even greater,” Marcia Eppler-Colvin, chair of UJA-Federation’s Task Force on Aging, told the audience of 200 beneficiary agency executives, religious leaders, and lay leaders.

“With the population of older adults significantly on the rise, and public and private resources diminishing, we must address the challenges and opportunities that will emerge in the years ahead,” she added.

Eppler-Colvin also acknowledged how the network of beneficiary agencies, hospitals, and synagogues have developed and implemented cutting-edge programs and services for older adults. She stressed how

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