Life review through writing workshops: Lessons learned from successful implementation in a senior residence setting

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Depressive symptoms can hinder occupational performance and decrease quality of life for older adults. Life review through writing workshops are an evidence-based intervention for addressing and preventing depressive symptoms in older adults. This article describes a life review through writing workshop that took place in four senior residences in NYC (New York City) as part of a research study. A discussion follows that includes ideas for implementing this occupation based intervention in different practice settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-319
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • Depressive symptoms
  • Life review through writing
  • Senior residences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Occupational Therapy

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