Responding to Loneliness: Counselling the Elderly

  • M. Honoré France


The purpose of this article is to provide a step-by-step description of the development and implementation of a group on Responding to Loneliness for the elderly. "Responding to Loneliness" focuses on five main areas: building positive self-esteem; learning social and personal skills; managing stress and anxiety; developing problem solving strategies; and building a social network. The underlying assumption of this group approach is that everyone is alone and is responsible for what is done about it.
How to Cite
France, M. H. (1). Responding to Loneliness: Counselling the Elderly. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 18(3). Retrieved from
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