New United Way funding to help Niagara seniors who have ‘fallen through the cracks’

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.


We need some new vocabulary to accurately describe today’s ‘senior’

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.


Berkeley program puts students seeking housing in the homes of older adults

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.