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Evelyn Freeman dies at 96; therapist was pioneer in aging issues
Evelyn Freeman dies at 96; therapist was pioneer in aging issues

Evelyn Freeman, a pioneer in the field of aging who in the twilight of her life helped people cope with the challenges of getting older, has died. She was 96. Freeman, who was the longtime director of the senior counseling program at what was then called the Center for Healthy Aging in Santa Monica, died Jan. 14 of old age at her Brentwood home, her close friend Antoinette O'Connor said. Freeman was instrumental in adapting peer counseling techniques for seniors facing the difficult issues of aging, such as losing loved ones, isolation and stress from chronic pain. Inspired in part by her husband's psychotherapy practice, she became a licensed therapist and trained other...

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