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Mrs. Amy Stewart
Adventist Healthcare, Senior Living Services
(301) 856-1660
Bradford Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 7520 Surratts Road
Clinton, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LSWA,MSW,ACSW,ASW-G,C-SWHC
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging
Populations Served
Alzheimer's
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Stephanie Thomopoulos
GertiatriCare Management
(703) 313-6114
6018 Woodlake Lane
Alexandria, VA
Credentials
Credentials: BCD, CMC, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C,
Licensed in Virginia
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Elder Abuse
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Seniors (60 +)

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Hiland David N Phd
(301) 934-3103
616 Charles
La Plata, MD
 
Acton Counseling Associates
(301) 392-6160
11 N Maple Avenue
La Plata, MD
 
Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Care Center
(301) 870-4911
3065 Old Washington Rd.
Waldorf, MD
 
Ms. Merrill McCarter
(703) 491-7072
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Suite 403
Woodbridge, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Virginia
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Meier New Life Clinics - Alexandria Outpatient Clinic
(703) 924-2001
6214 Old Franconia Road Suite B
Alexandria, VA
Specialty
Counseling center or practice
Additional Information
Meier Clinics has been providing answers to life's problems since 1976 through a wide array of mental health care programs. Our programs are unique as we treat the whole person?emotionally, physically, and spiritually. All of our clinical staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, addiction counselors, dieticians, etc.) are committed Christians who are fully credentialed and professionally trained. They are dedicated to providing a safe environment

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Brown, Mrs. Denay, MA, LCPC
(301) 452-4697
6205 Crain
La Plata, MD
 
Center for Children
(301) 609-9887
6100 Radio
La Plata, MD
 
Tawawn Lowe Coaching
(202) 497-0132
P.O. Box 75
Brandywine, MD
 
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Stray Thoughts On Gerontology

by VT Joshi

Teach Your Wife How To Be A Widow!

This startling advice was given to me some 40 years ago by a highly respected elderly acquaintance of mine who had then crossed his 60th birthday. The occasion was a chance meeting at a bank counter in Bombay. He asked me if I had a joint account. Having just stepped into my career I had not the ghost of an idea of all that he was asking me. I told him I had a single-name account in my name. He admonished me affectionately, and asked me to have a joint account with my wife. I readily agreed and appreciated his suggestion. He elaborated it, saying every single important document should be within the knowledge of the wife. Teach and train her to understand the intricacies of banking, insurance, gratuity, pension and all other related matters, he beseeched. For a long time I reflected upon his sage advice as we parted after I thanked him profusely. One might wonder what has this bizarre, even macabre, episode to do with gerontology. I was rudely reminded of it while reading an equally bizarre but candid report on gerontology. Its relevance bursts upon the mind's eye if one considers the sad plight of aged widows in our tradition-bound country. Hence wisdom lies in explaining to ones wife "how to be a widow", as the elderly gentleman argued, although the very thought must obviously cause a disturbing feeling and some, if not acute, discomfort.

From the scientific studies made so far, it is found that women are physiologically better equipped and therefore live longer than men. This is evident from the fact that among the centenarians in the world 71 per cent are women. Therefore as the population of the aged persons (above 75) grows there will be a preponderance of females among them. In western countries, there are only 65 men over 100 women among the elderly persons.

In India also the situation will in the long veer to more or less the same. This will result in a sex imbalance and the inevitable consequence of it will be that we will have an increasing number of widows. India already has the dubious distinction of largest number of widows in the world, and widowhood in India is a curse, very much so in the vast rural areas, where they virtually lead a life of social outcastes, as pointed out by Mr. B. B. S. Chauhan, a retired police officer who has specialized in the study of gerontology.

Statistics apart, the old age problem, both among the male and female population, is a burning issue not only in India but also in most other countries. It is even more acute in the western countries where the family ties have completely broken down unlike in India where they are gradually breaking up, not yet fully though.

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