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Ms. Nancy Polites
Nancy Polites
(561) 401-9002
308 Tequesta Drive Ste. #1
Tequesta, FL
Credentials: LCSW, EFT CERT-1
Licensed in California
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Phobias, Physica
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Meier New Life Clinics - West Palm Beach Outpatient
(561) 776-8889
3970 RCA Boulevard,Palm Beach Counseling Center
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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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John F Murray PhD
(561) 596-9898
340 Royal Poinciana
Palm Beach, FL
Elizabeth Shulman PhD
(561) 832-6133
377 N Lake
Palm Beach, FL
Counseling on the Island Michele St
(561) 805-9158
205 Worth
Palm Beach, FL
Ms. Wyana Claxton
Claxton Counseling Center
(561) 302-1820
2525 Florida Blvd. #133
Delray Beach, FL
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in Florida
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Williams Carol Phd /Psycholgst
(561) 493-0000
3590 S Ocean
Palm Beach, FL
Murray John F Phd
(561) 805-8662
340 Royal
Palm Beach, FL
Stern, Ms. Michele, LCSW
(561) 805-9158
205 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL
Betty Stirling Woodcock Counseling Center
(561) 832-8793
1501 South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
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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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