The power of groups for older adults: A comparative study of European American and Latino senior mutual aid groups

Cheryl D. Lee, Cecilia Ayón

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study of members of two groups for senior adults. One of the groups consisted of members from the Latino community and the other was composed of European Americans. Although members of these groups differed, they valued the mutual aid and support received in the weekly groups. Recommendations are that group workers expand and inspire social group work for seniors and be sensitive to ethnic/cultural variables when leading groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
JournalSocial Work with Groups
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 10 2006

Keywords

  • Groups
  • Latinos
  • Multi-cultural practice
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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