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Intergenerational Reminiscence in Groups of the Frail Elderly

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Publication Date: June 1983

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

Author(s): George S. Getzel

Topic: Population and demographics (Older people)
Social conditions (Psychology)

Keywords: Elderly; Psychology; Social Services

Coverage: United States


A conceptual framework for understanding the meaning of intergenerational themes in reminiscence is presented. Theory and research on reminiscence and intergenerational mutuality are reviewed. Efforts of the elderly to come to terms with memories of their parents and their own children are illustrated. Implications for intervention are identified at different points of group development.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 59:4.


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