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We simply need a new point of view — one where we see older Canadians as vibrant, active, interested and excited to live life to the fullest.
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The complexity of ageing arises because, as we age, we are more likely to have more than one illness and to take more than one medication. And as we age, the illnesses that we have are more likely to restrict how we live -- not just outright disability, but in our moving more slowly, or taking care in where we walk, or what we wear or where we go.
When the email screamed at me from my inbox, I did think about it quite seriously. Did I know someone else, younger, who had written six books on parenting, had four children, and had been at the business of parenting for 25 years, and the parenting business for 15, after spending 18 years in corporate marketing?
Recently, a friend sent me this article from the Wall Street Journal sharing the good news: older workers are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce. "Workers age 50 or older now comprise 33...
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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 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.
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.
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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."
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.
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."
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 aging at all. According to The Revera Report on...
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 to have a drivers licence.Ruth Adria of the Elder...
On Jan. 15, the British Columbia government will change its liquor laws which will seriously affect all-ages concerts in the province. According to a post on the Tumblr site Safeamp, the government is...
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.
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 same care as younger Canadians. Nathan Stall has...
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 can you blame them? They've lived their whole...
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The expertise that comes with age is enough to overcome the frailties that linger in the presumptions of those who say commercial airline pilots should retire at age 60 (65 in US). According to a rece...
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!