ERIC Number: EJ1025524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
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Geezer Poet? A Member of the Gerontology Therapeutic Team?
Herbert, Mary Kennan
Educational Gerontology, v40 n1 p71-76 2014
Poetry and gerontology are often not viewed as congenial or likely companions. Yet these two approaches to communication, creativity, and health may have much in common. I would like to present some of my own work, five poems in fact, in light of my personal history and as a teacher/facilitator. My goal here is to reveal ideas and directions that professionals and volunteers in the field of gerontology can use with patients and clients, no matter what poetic experience might be placed on the table.
Descriptors: Poetry, Gerontology, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Food, Athletics, Goal Orientation, Grief
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Creative Works
Education Level: Adult Education
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