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Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Margaret Weiner

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 62:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)
Social conditions (Psychology)

Keywords: American Jews; Health; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Therapy is not real life. At its best it is a metaphorical working-through of representations of real life and is a preparation for major change. So group therapy is not a substitute for missing relationships and defective social linkages in the lives of the aged. But group treatment does partially compensate for some gaping deficits in the lives of aged clients.