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.
When it comes to seniors, there are many good reasons to volunteer. One of the best reasons for volunteering is the sense of purpose it gives to a volunteer.
The world of tech is notoriously ageist. It was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, after all, who said, "young people are just smarter." But according to experts, the youth-obsessed industry is going to have to change its ways.
Falling down is terrifying. One moment you’re upright and the next you’re helpless, collapsing to the ground with no idea where you’ll land. We all fall, but for many older adults these falls have much graver consequences.
Marcia Garcia, 29, moved to the Bay Area in August, admitted to UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy for a master’s degree. Searching for housing, she quickly learned that options were scarce—and expensive.
According to the 2016 Census, for the first time in recorded Canadian history, one-person households ranked the most common household type, surpassing households of couples with children.
Last week the Thorold Seniors’ Centre was busy with informational seminars. Members of the RBC branch on Glendale Ave. stopped by to explain some important issues including estate planning, investing, and Cyber Fraud.
The assumption used to be one home, one family. But as the population ages and home prices skyrocket, more Ontarians are considering the benefits of co-living.