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Every man cannot understand about death. And cannot avoid nor overcome it. Death is inevitable. Therefore, man cannot but experience a sense of vain, terror and anxiety before death. It is deemed necessary to design and implement a welfare program which helps the elderly to be relieved of their anxiety about death and live their remaining life in a healthier way. Based on the assumption that the degree of elderly's anxiety about death would differ depending on their demographic variables and environmental conditions, a test group consisting of 10 old people was sampled from those elderly subsidized by a welfare center for their meals, while the same number of old people were sampled as control group, in order to conduct a comparative a priori and a posterior test/analysis. As a result of testing subjects' degree of anxiety about death before and after the group art therapy, it was found that the degree of anxiety differed significantly in the test group before and after the therapy. (t=2.32, p<.05). If their conflicts or anxiety about death could be relieved through such a reflection on their entire life, their self-esteem would be improved, while a new meaning of their life be found, being better prepared for their death. Lastly, it is hoped that this study would be followed up by future studies.