The Need for Connection: The Role of Groups in the Lives of Older Women
Pp. 211-225 (15)
Shirley R. Simon and Marcia Spira
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.
Connections, Groups, Older women, Relationships.
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