chapter  101
Installation of Hope in Bereavement Groups for the Elderly
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Death. No one word in the English language may stir so many strong emotions. Now imagine yourself being older, elderly. Your spouse, your partner in life, your best friend and confidant, dies. You are alone. The scene is a large room in a senior citizens’ activity center. The empty chairs start to fill with elderly people. They have all lost a spouse. They are alone. Anxious. Bereaved. Hopeless. Scared. They are attending a bereavement group for the first time. The session starts.