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Aged Persons / Depression / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma #559017

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 31, 1988
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(Studio: John Hart) Report introduced.

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Bill Schechner) Ways aged persons can cope with depression featured. Program matching senior citizens with even older people needing companions here reported; scenes shown. [Alma PEACHER - says after husband's death, she just stayed home alone.] Problem of losses leading to depression in elderly detailed. [Senior citizen William LITTRELL - says faith pulled him through depression.] [Gerontology researcher Jane CARNEY - says older people who are depressed can be treated.] Case of widow Mrs. Willie Sparks detailed; family photos shown. [SPARKS - says avoids depression by happy memories.] [CARNEY - says past is what older people have left.] [PEACHER - says is happy.]

Hart, John;
Schechner, Bill

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