Leaders speak out about their concerns regarding older people in the context of COVID-19

Older people have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from around the world have expressed their concern about its effects on older people, communities and society. They have also called for a response that addresses the needs and rights of older people. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General highlighted that “our response to COVID-19 […]

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True or False? Long term care system impacted by ageism

Alberta Council on Aging continues to dispel myths of age for #seniorsweek, day 4. Ageism has everything  to do with the current state of the long-term care system.  True or false?  Please read this article by Susan Braedley, submitted by long standing member David Ruptash, who many years ago worked as a hospital administrator. […]

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Dispeling Myths- Aging Is Something to Be Feared!

Within myself, I’m working to dispel the myth that aging is something that should be feared, erased, or covered up. I don’t want to support a $63 billion a year industry that actively works to make me feel bad for the appearance of wrinkles or grey hair. Instead of fearing looking old, I want to […]

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Myth busting… all seniors are sick… true or false?

older adults, re-launch, re-engagement Dr. Hinshaw stressed on the May 28 townhall call with Seniors Ministry and senior serving sector, seniors living independently are not restricted to the same legislation as those who live in continuing care settings. Seniors are a  diverse group. In this case, seniors as a whole are not more vulnerable and […]

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