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Older women’s wellness Volume 10 Issue 11

Mary-Kate Pickett

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 10(11) 149 - 150 Published: 1999

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Mary-Kate Pickett


The stereotyped public image of older women is one of dependence and poor health. The reality is that older women are more often caring for a partner, spouse, neighbour or family member. Therefore, older women have an important role in providing support services in the community.