The Huffington Post’s ‘Canada Seniors’ Section

Huffington Post Canada
The Huffington Post gathers important news stories about seniors in one place!

My 93-Year-Old Flatmate

Jordi chats with another of the residents, 86-year-old Joke Kerdijk.

Drinking games, sex talk and jigsaws – this is life in a unique Dutch retirement home. Young and old live side-by-side sharing the joys of life, and the sadness of death, together.

Problems Growing Old in the Suburbs

 

Baby boomer Greg Glischinski

Baby boomer Greg Glischinski wants to grow old in his multilevel suburban home in Centennial, Colo., but worries there’s no bedroom or full bathroom on the first floor and public transit options are limited if he can no longer drive.

[…]Car-centric suburban neighborhoods with multilevel homes and scarce sidewalks are a poor match for people who can’t climb stairs or drive a car.

Building Design Construction

BDC Network Image, planned senior housing
How developers see boomer needs as they age:

HOW TO WIN IN THE SENIOR HOUSING MARKET

1.  Provide unique—or at least distinctive—amenities.

2.  Overcome the negative preconceptions of senior housing.

3.  Enable seniors to age in place.

4.  Provide memory care services.

5.  Integrate seniors into the larger community.

6.  Accommodate ancillary services.

7.  Play up the marketing value of sustainability.

8.  Look into the Greenhouse Project model.

Read the full article here.

End-Of-Life University

End-Of-Life University

For anyone dealing with life & death issues:

I’m Dr. Karen Wyatt, creator and host of End-of-Life University. If you are looking for information about death, dying and the last stage of life, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find lots of resources here, no matter what your needs may be.

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Gaston Michaud

Gaston Michaud

From La Presse:

The founder of the first housing cooperative in Quebec for persons 75 and over, Gaston Michaud was awarded the prestigious Dufresne-Quintin prize in 2008.

Read the full article here.

Re-Imagining Long-Term Care

 

Re-Imagining Long Term Residential Care

If we need more than “a little help from our friends” some good people are working on viable options.

We are searching for what we call “promising practices” in long-term residential care through international comparisons and conversations in order to understand what works, for whom and where.