Hudson Guild Melts the Challenge of the Senior Citizen in the Chelsea District: A Study of the Membership Interests and Recreational Program in the Elliot Neighbors’ Club
Background and Timeliness of the Study. Special work with the aged, with the professions of medicine, nutrition, and social work, and in public housing, is comparatively new and is developing at a fast pace. Recreation for older people is one of the newest parts of this total field. It has been recognized as an essential to helping our senior citizens to enjoy happier living. Geriatrics is the name given to medical services for the aged. It was coined in 1909 by the late Dr. Ignatz Nascher of New York City. The so-called "step-child" of medicine, Geriatrics, stimulated by present age trends is finally beginning to be accorded the attention it deserves. An indication of the present rise in interest is evident not only in the fact that medical men are urging their students to make special studies of old age, but also, in the recent formation of the Gerontological Society, Inc. and the American Geriatrics Society, and the publications of Geriatrics and the Journal of Gerontology.
Social research|Recreation|Social work|Gerontology
Walsh, Rita Josephine, "Hudson Guild Melts the Challenge of the Senior Citizen in the Chelsea District: A Study of the Membership Interests and Recreational Program in the Elliot Neighbors’ Club" (1955). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670831.