I Am Old: Can You See Me?

I am old, can you see me?  Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Adding to collaborate with IC-HU Project two new friends, Vera Santos y Estefanía Martín of the Spanish Association of Psychogerontology. We invite you to navigate through their website, full of resources and training, projects, courses, news, and even  job offers! It is essential to continue to build networks…

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Seeking Assistance is Not so Easy

I will use myself as the example for this article, but keep in mind that I work with individuals who are 50+, although most of my clients are 75+. 2 1/2 months ago while camping I injured my right shoulder while relaxing. Seems kind of crazy, right? One goes camping to relax, spend time with…

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Theatrical Presentation on Elder Abuse: Arm Yourself with Knowledge

I attended a play on Elder Abuse this past weekend titled: “Grandpa Is Not a Cash Cow & Grandma Won’t Take Any Bull” organized by Seniors Action Quebec. It was excellent! The cast, except for 3, were all seniors. Le Theatre La Belle Gang presented. The play was written by Francois Jobin and directed by…

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What to Do about Mama?- Book Review

Book Review- What to Do about Mama? By Barbara G. Mathews and Barbara Trainin Blank What I like about this book is the different perspectives on caregiving as there are many contributors. This provides any individual or professional reading the book with different scenarios, which include common situations and feelings. The authors also describe their…

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Interview with Patrick Roden, RN, PhD, Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Aging and seniors/older adults are ‘hot topics’ right now due to the aging of our population. Is society prepared?  No. Many more services and innovations are needed to assist older adults while they age. For those that choose to remain at home for as long as possible, services must be bought to the home environment….

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Older Adults and Needed Changes

As a case manager who works with older adults, I see first hand the struggles that some seniors face. Today, a question was posed to a group of seniors as to what they think needs to change or needs to improve to make their lives easier. 1- Special buses for older adults to go to…

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Assisted Dying as Controversial as Abortion?

Assisted Dying is a topic one sees all over social media, blog posts, and in the news; although other terms used are assisted suicide, euthanasia, and dying with dignity. In June, Quebec became the first province to pass legislation which will come into effect later this year.  Although the wording is ‘respecting end of life…

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Stuck in a Job- Issues/Frustrations for those Close to Retirement

By Kelly Mitchell-Guest Blogger Here in Canada, a trend that is currently happening is that a large number of people are moving quickly toward retirement. This is a massive number of people, and as such, there is going to be an equally large number of jobs becoming available in the next 10 – 15 years…

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Aging: Yay or Nay?

I came across an article in the Montreal Gazette in the Opinion Section titled: “Growing old is no fun” on August 2nd with individual responses to the article on August 5th in the Editorial Section under Your Views. The gist of the article is aging and getting older has not happened as expected. Many thought…

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Staff Development on Neuroscience, Neuroplasticity and Trends….

I was fortunate to take part in a staff development with a presenter who focused on Neuroscience, Understanding Normal Aging and Neuropathologies Associated with the Aging Process with Martha S. Burns, PhD. She is a dynamic speaker who has an amazing grasp on the topic and is able to bring it down a few notches (language wise) so…

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Guest Bloggers Sought

I created this blog one year ago to focus on my personal and professional interests. I am a case manager working with ‘older adults’ in a community centre here in Montreal. I also enjoy writing and having a blog allows me to mesh my career interests. It has been a good year with over 255…

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Staff Development Workshops and the Topic of Aging

Last week I had the fortune to attend a staff development workshop at my work. Richard Adler, who is in the field of aging and technology at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California was in town. He gave a wonderful presentation to a packed room of over 200 people the night before. This…

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