Happy May- it may not feel like Spring- but this is what our calendar tells us. Now Census data tells us that the number of seniors over age 85 is expected to triple in the next 25 years- YIKES. The Atlantic provinces will have the highest proportion of seniors (over age 85) by 2043.
I have always said that our aging population has great consequences- for everyone- not only in hard resources such as health care, home care, community resources and pensions but all of our knowledge and experience needs to be shared with our younger generation. We need to figure out the best ways to transfer this knowledge…. For those who have grandchildren, there are many a story to be told. However for many others, how do we share this information and experience? Sadly many younger people are not receptive to hearing and learning about our ‘life lessons’.
Today I want to share some positive information that was detailed in last week’s National Institute on Ageing’s newsletter. I am including only a brief summary and I encourage to review the entire newsletter .