Aging and the Fear of Crime

Crime scene tape

According to the General Social Survey on Canadians’ Safety (Victimization), older persons experience five times fewer incidences of victimization than younger persons. They also report high levels of satisfaction regarding their own safety, give positive ratings to police on all measures, feel engaged in their communities, and believe their neighbourhoods to be safer than other […]

Aging OUT of Place – The Experience of New Immigrants

Elderly Couple Walking on the Sidewalk

When people consider ‘Aging IN Their Place of Choice,’ this is often in recognition of the comfort of living in a familiar place.  We think of a lifestyle surrounded by family and established friends, resources, and services while being able to continue to connect and engage with our community interests.  But for seniors who are […]

Make New Year’s Resolutions That Stick


Are you one of those folks who make New Year’s resolutions, only to give up on them a few weeks later? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people start the year off with good intentions but find it hard to stick to their goals. The good news is that it doesn’t have to […]

Winter Safety Tips

Winter Landscape

Freshly falling snow and crackling fireplaces.  Pastoral winter scenes remind us of cozy restful times and yet they can also present their own unique dangers. When the weather starts to turn cold, it’s important to take some extra precautions to keep you and your family safe. Here are some winter safety tips to help you […]

Age-Friendly Universities and Why They are So Important

Lecture Hall

When most people think of universities, what initially comes to mind is young adults.  After all, this is where students go to learn and prepare for their future careers. However, as populations around the world continue to age, it is becoming increasingly important for universities to become age-friendly. This is a movement that is gaining […]

Mind Your Music

elderly couple playing guitar

When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.