What does it mean to be old?

How old are you? You’re how old? What do these questions means to you? Do they make you feel uncomfortable? We’ve come to a time when age no longer defines us or, more importantly, limits us. We live longer, healthier lives, and practise a more holistic approach to healthcare. Older means more life experience which lends us a knowledge of reflection, an ability to slow down, draw back and see the big picture. A distinct advantage in this hyperactive digital world. In fact, in a recent New York Times article, neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin argues that with age our memory may slow simply because we have more files in our mental hard drive. He also asserts that what we say to each other when

Stage of Life: A Blog for Positive Aging

With the arrival of Winter, we know we will be sliding down our driveways to put the garbage out, or driving home from work to find our street parking space occupied by a Titanic-iceberg sized snowbank. Amusing, of course. We will slug it out, won’t we? Because we’re Canadians right? We know winter and how to take care of ourselves during the cruelest season. But what about the seasons of our lives, our stages? What about the care we receive during our senior years where we can expect to live into our mid 70’s and beyond? What care will we receive then? Aging is the one car crash that we tend to look away from. Instead of wondering how best to navigate it, we would all rather avoid thinking

Stage of life: a blog for positive aging

With Winter's arrival, we know we will be sliding down our driveways to put the garbage out, or driving home from work to find our street parking space occupied by a Titanic-iceberg sized snowbank. Amusing, of course. We will slug it out, won’t we? Because we’re Canadians right? We know winter and how to take care of ourselves during the cruelest season. But what about the seasons of our lives, our stages? What about the care we receive during our senior years where we can expect to live into our mid 70’s and beyond? What care will we receive then? Aging is the one car crash that we tend to look away from. Instead of wondering how best to navigate it, we would all rather avoid thinking about

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