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A Participatory Residential Model Addressing the Needs of Retired Priests
Faculty Publications
  • James J. Magee, College of New Rochelle
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1989
Department
Division of Psychology and Counseling
School
Graduate School
Disciplines
Abstract
Diocesan clergy bring several impediments to successful retirement that arise from the celibate, pyramidal, and task focused structure of their lifestyle. This is also the first generation of priests to retire from their parishes because of age. To assist them, many dioceses are providing group residences. Involvement of the retirees in designing and carrying out a participatory model for management of the residence can minimize the impediments to life satisfaction. Involvement promotes experiences in community building, advocacy on behalf of group needs, and candid exchanges about meaning and purpose that the residents want their retirement to provide.
Citation Information
Magee, J. J. (1989). A Participatory Residential Model Addressing the Needs of Retired Priests. Journal of Religion and Aging 5.4: 53-57. Print. Reprinted by permission of Taylor & Francis LLC, (tandfonline.com).