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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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Ms. Randy Thurman
Randy Beck Thurman, Inc.
(202) 496-1818
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Suite 806
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Is
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Gigi Gruenke
Brookland Pastoral Counseling Center
(202) 526-4445
1325 Quincy St. NE
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer, Anger Management
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Tarrah Bonaparte
Tarrah Bonaparte, LCSW-C
(240) 676-9018
4405 East West Hwy Suite 504
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Margaret Best
Margaret J Best
(703) 715-6021
443 A Carlisle Drive
Herndon, VA
Credentials
Credentials: PMHCNS, BC
Licensed in Virginia
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Anger Management
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
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 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Daniel Wilson
Daniel W. Wilson, PLLC
(202) 669-5959
1350 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 1030
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, At
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Terry Ullman
Terry Ullman, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
(301) 854-1121
6917 Arlington Road, Suite 202
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, LICSW, ACSW
Licensed in Maryland
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Judith Peres
Supporting Successful Transitions
(301) 455-5140
4848 Battery Lane Suite 202
Bethesda, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Educ
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
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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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.

Drug-Driven Longevity

Known as the "Greying Phenomenon", gradual ageing and eventual demise of all living beings is the law of nature. It is regarded as inviolable in spite of the fantastic advances in medical sciences in the past few decades in the fiel...

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