Fuzzy purples scarves, bright red mitts, and soft yellow tuques were just some of the things knit at a Welland seniors home in support of Start Me Up Niagara.
A dentist appointment can be a less than pleasant note in the calendar, but Maria Grisonich can't wait to take a seat in the chair and open wide.
Claudette Richard was pleased to see a program designed to assist fixed-income Welland seniors with water/wastewater bills revised and expanded. "This has been quite a concern for me," the Ward 5 councillor said this week.
The Town’s wellness committee, new under this term of council, has prioritized nine categories for improvements to the health of Niagara-on-the-Lake residents, with recommendations on how to achieve them. “The state of wellness in NOTL is good,” Grant assured council.
"Could provide health benefits while solving housing shortage" - Could co-housing students and seniors help shorten the wait for the 3000 elderly Thorold residents who are waiting to get a place to stay?
How much time do you spend daily using technology to communicate? In Johann Hari’s recent book, Lost Connections, he shares that a typical person checks their phone “once every six and a half minutes.
In an ever-growing world of technology, Spark Lincoln and Cyber-Seniors are continuing to work together by expanding its educational programming for seniors across the region.
Old Man Winter may be going light on Port Colborne this season, but on the few occasions that snow has hit the city, it has left seniors in a tight spot. “Snow buddies is not working,” said Ward 2 Coun. Angie Desmarais. “We’re not able to find enough volunteers.”
Many seniors in the region struggle to pay for basic needs such as eyeglasses, walkers and hearing aids. But a new fund for the aging population is about to slightly change this scenario, said Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, United Way Niagara director of community impact.
I've been giving a lot of thought to the significance of how language has framed our views about aging. It occurred to me that much of the problem has to do with the lack of vocabulary to describe the various stages of life following teenagehood.