Ageism

Lives Lived, Lives Lost: Connect With Veterans In Your Community

Thomas G. Wellner | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Thomas G. Wellner

Here in Canada, we are so far removed from the realities of war that sometimes we forget there continue to be conflicts being fought all over the world. This Remembrance Day - and every day - I challenge you to take a moment and connect with veterans in your family or community.

Ageism: Tolerating Canada's Hidden Prejudice Is Getting Old

Thomas G. Wellner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Thomas G. Wellner

Ageism is by far the most tolerated form of social prejudice in Canada, way ahead of racism and sexism. One in four of us actually admits to treating someone differently because of their age. And those are just the ones who are aware of their actions.

Embracing Grey Hair Opened My Eyes To A New Depth Of Beauty

Loreli Cockram | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living
Loreli Cockram

Looking at my greying hair at least once a day, I stopped seeing it like I used to -- as a sign of defeat -- but more like acquiring a loyalty to my age. I started to accept the mantle of middle-aged maturity toward which this "crown" motivated me. It showed up mostly (surprisingly) in my relationships with other women.

Keep Ageism Out of the Hospital

Kathleen Finlay | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Finlay

A new Canadian study shows that age is a critical factor in the kind of treatment patients receive. According to the research, which involved patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries, "patients over 70 years of age experienced considerable delays between admission and surgery."

How City Planning Can Cause Greater Generational Divides

Markus Moos | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Markus Moos

An absence of multigenerational interaction may seem like a blessing to some, but it has those in city planning concerned. Just as our neighbourhoods have traditionally been segregated by race, ethnicity, income and culture, today they're also increasingly split by age.

The Real Housewives and Other Myths About Cosmetic Surgery

AJ Lloyd | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada TV
AJ Lloyd

Love 'em or hate 'em, reality stars like the Real Housewives have come to dominate popular notions of cosmetic surgery. To be sure, the Real Housewives are about as real a representation of the typical plastic surgery patient as they are the typical "house-wife."

So Women Don't Mind Getting Older?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living

Despite the belief that women should resent wrinkles and grey hair (and fight them every step of the way), it turns out many Canadian women don't mind...

Should Seniors Be Required To Take A Driver Assessment Test?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

RED DEER, Alta. - About 50 seniors demonstrated outside of a hospital in Red Deer, Alta., to protest against tests that help determine if they are fit...

B.C. Liquor Law Changes Could Destroy All-Ages Concert Scene

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Music

On Jan. 15, the British Columbia government will change its liquor laws which will seriously affect all-ages concerts in the province. According to...

You Can So Teach an Old (Liberal) Dog New Tricks

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada
Daniel D. Veniez

Why is it that some in the Liberal Party of Canada are using the disturbing and polarizing language of ageism? It has become open season on the "old guard". Older people seem to be framed as out of touch and constitutionally unable to cope with change. Of course, fresh thinking and new energy is indeed vital to any organization. However, "fresh" doesn't necessarily mean young. To me, "new" and "fresh" has nothing to do with age and everything to do with mindset, values and sincerity of purpose.

Are Doctors Discriminating Against Older Patients?

CBC | Posted 07.21.2012 | Canada Living

Some doctors are warning of a culture of ageism in the medical world, saying health workers commonly treat old people as though they don't deserve the...

Boomers Reject Ageist Ads

Kathy Barthel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Barthel

Getting old will be the hardest thing that most boomers ever do. Some can't imagine themselves as slow, frail, or incapacitated. They're in denial but...

How Old Is Too Old to Play?

Kristina Groves | Posted 09.10.2011 | Canada
Kristina Groves

We should all be so lucky, not only to live until the age of 91, but also to thrive and endure and play slo-pitch!