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Aging and Ageism

Aging and Ageism - An interview with Thomas Sturge

"Well, family is that way. I have a wonderful daughter, I love her like crazy, but when she comes to see me, she almost starts to treat me like if I am a kid. She's doing it from her heart, but she ends...

BEST BEFORE 4 MAR 1970

BEST BEFORE 4 MAR 1970: A Take on Ageism, Independence and Choice in Retirement Communities

Old people do not think clearly, cannot learn new things, do not enjoy sex, contribute to my community, nor have responsible jobs. They cannot drive, are in poor health and need help in getting around freely.

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Mother of three children, 78 years old Sarah Peters was a healthy and active widow, until the day she accidentally fell at home while taking a shower. A broken leg was just the beginning of bad tidings to come.

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Reducing intergenerational conflicts

As my great-grandma used to say...

Hi, I am Eveline Pinto from SeniorsZen and today I would like to talk to you about reducing intergenerational conflicts, sharing a little story of my life with you! Together, we can make a difference in...

Top Submissions for SeniorsZen.com 2016 Scholarship

Top Submissions for SeniorsZen.com 2016 Scholarship: Aging & Participation

Please enjoy the final post in these series of top essays that where submitted for SeniorsZen 2016 Scholarship.

We are happy to announce that SeniorsZen is now accepting submmissions for...

Top Submissions for SeniorsZen.com 2016 Scholarship

Top Submissions for SeniorsZen.com 2016 Scholarship: Growing Old in Canada

Please enjoy this essay submittion for SeniorsZen 2016 Scholarship by Tabatha Fairman:

GROWING OLD IN CANADA

Old people do not think...

Stigmatization and Mental Disorders in Seniors

Top Submissions for SeniorsZen.com 2016 Scholarship: Stigmatization and Mental Disorders in Seniors

SeniorsZen 2016 Scholarship submission by Mialynn Lee-Daigle:

Stigmatization and Mental Disorders in Seniors

Stigmatizing is a common...

The Wonderful Things a Pet Can Do For You

The Wonderful Things a Pet Can Do For You

Type “adorable puppy” into Google or Bing or Yahoo or DuckDuckGo or, yes, even Dogpile. Or “cute kitten”. I dare you. Images of puppies that will make a wide grin spread across your face will...

Top Submissions for SeniorsZen.com 2016 Scholarship

Top Submissions for SeniorsZen.com 2016 Scholarship: Reversing the Roles to Remain in the Home

SeniorsZen received numerous submissions for 2016 Scholarship, and although there were many excellent entries, we could only choose one winner which we announced on March 2, 2016. In the coming weeks we wanted to...

Age-friendly Communities Important as Canada Gets Older

Age-friendly Communities Important as Canada Gets Older

I recently saw on an online article about a meeting in a building named the South Porcupine Legion in Timmons, Ontario. While I believe that any meeting held in a building named for a porcupine merits some attention...

SeniorsZen.com Announces 2016 Scholarship Winner

SeniorsZen.com Announces 2016 Scholarship Winner

SeniorZen.com is proud to announce that Alyson Skidmore is the winner of $500 scholarship from SeniorsZen.com in 2016.

Do you hold negative stereotypes of the aged? Ditch them. You’ll age better.

Do you hold negative stereotypes of the aged? Ditch them. You’ll age better.

Close your eyes for a moment. Try to conjure up an 65-year old man or woman. Did you see a grinning human being who seems to be enjoying life, heading off to an art gallery or a gym or to chill out on an inviting...

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