TITLE

Meaning and belonging can stave off isolation in later life

AUTHOR(S)
Richmond, Lewis
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Aging Today;May/Jun2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the views of the author on the prevention of social isolation in the U.S. by meaning and belonging. He states that meaning and belonging can be elusive especially for people living alone or isolated from the community and there can be symptoms of depression among them. It mentions the author's experience of interview with two older adults. It states the author's ways to attain belongingness by conducting aging workshops and teaching of thank you prayers.
ACCESSION #
76120496

 

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