Should Living Longer Mean Living Lonely?

We are living longer than ever before. By 2025, there will be 8 million seniors in Canada. Most are healthy and independent.

As time goes on, seniors’ circles of acquaintances, friends and family shrinks. Those ones they shared their lives with are no longer there, having either moved or passed on. With today’s high cost of living, seniors’ children must work harder and harder, leaving them less time to spend with their ageing parents. Continue reading “Should Living Longer Mean Living Lonely?”

Are Your Skills And Wisdom Being Valued?

All of us need three things; a home to call our own, a community to belong to and the ability to contribute. Greg Shaw found (The International Federation on Ageing) that ageism is widespread in Canada.

“63 per cent of respondents aged 66 or older said they had been treated differently because of their age. Over one in five respondents, furthermore, said they believed older Canadians were a burden on society. Continue reading “Are Your Skills And Wisdom Being Valued?”