Senior Adults Section

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Volunteering and philanthropy
Senior adults, ages 65 and over, volunteer their time and donate to charity in very high numbers. Just over half (53 %) of seniors reported volunteering in the past month. Nearly all (98 %) reported donating money to charity in the previous year.

Jewish program interests
Senior adults have different Jewish programming interests than younger adults. Their leading interest, not surprisingly, is in programming for seniors (48 %), and they reported less interest than younger adults in Jewish and Israeli culture, community service, social, Jewish education or Jewish holiday programs.

Religious background
Senior adults are more likely to have been raised Jewish by two Jewish parents than younger adults. There are no significant differences, however, in denominational affiliations, ethnic background or intermarriage rates between senior and other adult age groups.

Jewish adults ages 65-plus 7,600
Non-Jewish adults ages 65-plus in Jewish households 1,500
Households with seniors 7,500
Jewish seniors living alone 2,600