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Escola Anna Nery

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DAHER, Donizete Vago  and  DEBONA, Kamila Vallory. Redrawing the living: the role of groups in the quotidian of elderly women. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.4, pp.670-676. ISSN 1414-8145.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452010000400003.

It aims to understand the motivation that drives elderly women to seek support groups, analyze and score the seizure of strategies that contribute to the redevelopment and reinvention of knowledge and practices in their daily lives. A descriptive and exploratory qualitative approach performed during the first half of 2007, with 14 women aged 60 years or more, participants for more than 1 year of support group for seniors called Project Gugu, offered in the city of Niterói, RJ. The field work was accomplished through participant observation and interviews. Data generated enabled the production of categories that express the significance of the group as a setting for resizing of the aging process, of recovery and expansion of sociability and bonds. It is concluded that as the scenarios studied can recreate forms of design and the aging, making it active and expanding the possibility of social inclusion.

Keywords : Aging; Women; Aged; Interpersonal Relations.

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