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2 weeks ago

Telling your story

Royce Shook · Many seniors want to tell their life stories but have no one to listen to them. A friend of mine is doing some research for one of the Aboriginal nations and she is, as part of the research, interviewing seniors and having them tell their life stories. She said that the seniors l ...

1 month ago

The health and well-being of seniors depends on Mental Health

Royce Shook · Older adults may experience feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety, which can have a negative impact on their overall well-being. Socialization and engagement in activities that promote mental well-being can be beneficial. · Encouraging seniors to socialize can be challe ...

1 month ago

The health and well-being of seniors depends on financial stability

Royce Shook · Financial insecurity can have a negative impact on seniors’ health and well-being. Access to benefits and other resources can help to ease financial insecurity. · Financial insecurity can have a negative impact on seniors’ health and well-being and can lead to several negative ou ...

2 months ago

The health and well-being of seniors depends on Physical Health

Royce Shook · Physical health. As people age, they may be more susceptible to certain health conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help to prevent or manage these conditions. Getting seniors to consider regular exercise can be chall ...

2 months ago

The health and well-being of seniors depends on their access to healthcare

Royce Shook · Seniors may have difficulty accessing healthcare services, which can have a negative impact on their health. Regular check-ups and screenings, as well as access to specialists, can help to prevent or manage health issues. Encouraging seniors to go for regular check-ups and screen ...

5 months ago

Pickleball is the latest craze for seniors.

Royce Shook · Pickleball is a popular recreational sport that has gained widespread popularity in recent years, particularly among seniors. It is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, and can be played indoors or outdoors. Pickleball can be played by pe ...

5 months ago

Dating for seniors

Royce Shook · One of my friend's wife died about two years ago. For about a year he stayed to himself but he slowly started to reach out and he started dating. As a senior, this can be just as exciting and fulfilling as it is at any other age. However, there are some unique challenges and cons ...

7 months ago

Issues for Seniors in Canada

Royce Shook · There are many issues that seniors in Canada may face, and the specific issues that are most significant can vary from person to person. Some common issues that seniors may face include. · Health issues As people age, they may be more likely to experience health problems such as ...

8 months ago

Ageing in Place in Canada, thinking about being safe, caring for others

Royce Shook · Staying financially secure · Understanding and planning for future expenses and staying informed about available income sources will help you maintain your desired standard of living. · Income sources may include personal retirement savings and investments, private and public pen ...

1 year ago

Getting Up a Good Head of Steam

Royce Shook · When you were thinking about the life, you would live as a senior, you may have held the idea of sitting on a rocking chair and watching the world go by. That silly idea seems like an ideal situation for people in their golden years who did not have active imaginations. · But wha ...

3 years ago

What is Old?

Royce Shook · I have asked this question before are you old, a senior, a Zoomer or a Boomer. I was struck by how we use the word old or elder when we were examining some of our workshop material. The word old, with its connotations of deterioration and obsolescence, doesn’t capture the many di ...

3 years ago

The new normal and senior recreation centers

Royce Shook · I am President of an association that in part plays an advisory role to our Recreational Department in our city. Our city like many has closed its Recreational Centers to senior programs. This closure was done out an ambulance of caution. The issue for me is that the longer we ar ...

3 years ago

Town Hall on Seniors issues

Royce Shook · I recently went to a Town Hall of Senior's Issues, and I thought the event was interesting as it addressed many of the topics I talk about here. So I thought I would share my notes. · ISSUES RAISED BY THE MP · Seniors caregivers and family are going to their MPs and MLA’S for as ...

4 years ago

Initiatives to reduce isolation 2

Royce Shook · Governments funding of programs for seniors is not enough, which means many of the programs are underutilized because of a lack of awareness. These services move frequently and change service providers who have to promote their services and when they do they change the name so se ...

4 years ago

Initiatives to reduce isolation 1

Royce Shook · Supporting transportation initiatives · It is important that all levels of government support and develop transportation accessibility initiatives targeted to seniors. If we increase the availability of transportation alternatives to seniors, particularly rural seniors, we can re ...

4 years ago

Intervention programs aimed at reducing social isolation

Royce Shook · I have been serving on a committee that is focused on reducing isolation and loneliness in my town. The work is slow and difficult but very rewarding. There are many groups addressing this issue in the larger community and they all believe they are doing a good job. One of the is ...

4 years ago

Visiting a person with Dementia or a brain injury

Royce Shook · How to make your visit a great source of support for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. · “Conversing, engaging, digging from the past and incorporating it into a conversation is one of the best brain exercises you can get. · The sad part is that there is a good ...

4 years ago

More on social isolation

Royce Shook · While there are many things that can put us at risk to become socially isolated, there are also other things that can help to ensure that we remain socially engaged. Protective factors, traits, situations or circumstances like these can help us to socially integrate and reduce th ...

4 years ago

The 5th and 6th Frauds used against seniors

Royce Shook · The fraud artists are merciless and without conscience. Victims of these cheaters are so embarrassed to admit they have been so gullible that they refuse to report what happened to them. The cheaters count on this. Don’t forget that you what happened to you probably has happened ...

5 years ago

Are you and Elder, Senior or Old?

Royce Shook · Those were the days, my friend. We were · young and gave no thought to growing old. As · my generation grows older we still are fighting the idea that we are growing old. There is an attempt by many to change the way we refer to people of a certain age. Older, Elder, Senior, whic ...

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