Older Women: Current and Future Challenges of Professionals with an Aging Population

Older Women: Current and Future Challenges of Professionals with an Aging Population

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Older Women: Current and Future Challenges of Professionals With An Aging Population is about older women and the unique challenges they face now and in coming decades. Elderly women face problems ...
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The Need for Connection: The Role of Groups in the Lives of Older Women

Pp. 211-225 (15)

Shirley R. Simon and Marcia Spira

Abstract

Group connections are powerful tools to help older women to sustain a sense of well-being and health. The healing qualities of groups have the potential to mitigate issues of social isolation and loneliness. Women find support, camaraderie and hope through group membership. This chapter describes common challenges faced by older women and explains the healing quality of belonging to diverse types of groups.

Keywords:

Connections, Groups, Older women, Relationships.

Affiliation:

School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60660, United States