Entries tagged with “Seniors”

Oh Yay! You Now Have 0.2 More Years to Get it All Done!

Those who feel like there are never enough hours in a day to get everything done are in a for a break – they now have more years than ever to complete their unending “to do list”.  According to Statistics Canada, life expectancy in this country has hit a new high.  For those born between 2006 and 2008, life expectancy is now 80.9 years.  This is an increase of 0.2 years from 2005 – 2007.  Okay, so that might not mean much to the middle aged crowd with bulging inboxes…but at least the pre-school aged future multi-taskers will have more... More

Bullies in the Nursing Home

Most of us will remember some form of bullying from the high school cafeteria – but do you expect to encounter it in the dining room of a nursing home?  According to a recent article in the New York Times, when it comes to social interactions in assisted living facilities, “older” doesn’t necessarily mean “more mature” and social bullying is a phenomenon that can extend into old age.  As Marsha Frankel, the clinical director of senior services at Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Boston puts it, “What happens to mean girls?  Some of them go on to become mean... More
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