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 […]
WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY – 2020 As we prepare to recognize World Elder Abuse Day on June 15th, I find myself reflecting on the change in the life of older persons. Prior to our current fast paced lifestyle driven by technology, our ancestors worked very hard to ensure we had the necessities of life; those […]
Adele Fontaine, 80 and her daughter Marie Fontaine, 55 discuss myths of age from health to art to being conscious. Day 7 of #seniorsweek- let’s keep the conversation going!
Meet change maker Pramila Sinha as she shares her thoughts on a stigma that is holding seniors back… I feel we are viewed as being less than, as diminishing in ability and skill, when in fact we have a lot of experience with age- we demonstrate this on a daily basis. Age plus experience is […]
#seniorsweek day 5. Stereotype: Seniors are not good drivers. Well? To be eligible to drive a person must be medically fit to drive. Seniors are widely diverse in age. Ability and skills, not age! Does policy and practice support this?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Key Issues and Possibilities in Continuing Care in Alberta Authors Linda McFarlane, MSW, Mare Montell Donly, MSW, and Crystal Kwan, PhD(c) note,“conversation on continuing care must be nurtured. By talking about issues and potential solutions, we can make great inroads to improve the system and ultimately to the care and services…