Book discussion group for seniors

Olen, A.P.
May 1994
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;May/Jun94, Vol. 88 Issue 3, News Service p8
Academic Journal
Focuses on the benefits of book discussion groups in the elderly who lose their eyesight with age. Reinforcement of self-esteem; Aims of the book discussion group.


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