An article called The Elder Loneliness Epidemic states “Perhaps no other age group feels the keen sting of loneliness more than the elderly.” As a member, you are joining a charity who is breaking the cycle of loneliness and isolation, that is making a difference in the lives of seniors. Continue reading “History of Senior Link”
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?”
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?”
Seniors have so much to offer to each other and to society. It is only through seniors’ tireless efforts that Senior Link has grown and will continue to flourish.
As a member, you will have opportunities where you can utilize your hard-earned skills and develop new ones. And yes, we also have fun at our member events Continue reading “Become A Member Of Senior Link”