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Loneliness: Possibilities for Intervention

Journal of Aging Studies

Author: Jerrome, D.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1991

Abstract:

Various types of organizations are compared in terms of their effectiveness in dealing with the problem of loneliness; in particular, charitable organizations are compared with professional social work interventions, & evaluated in terms of meeting members' needs for intimacy. The value of old age organizations is argued on the basis of research begun in 1985 on 9 old people's clubs & 3 religious organizations in the south of England, using interviews, participant observation, & documentary evidence. It is found that friendship & indigenous leadership are important social processes in sustaining elderly participants. Implications for social policy are proposed.

Further Details

Pages: 195-208
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 8.5.03
Keywords: United Kingdom, older, policy compliance
Reads: 222
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