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End Ageism

End Ageism

(As published by the Hamilton Spectator November 26, 2021) Dr. Margaret Denton Robert Butler coined the term ageism in 1969. Much like racism or sexism, ageism refers to stereotypes of prejudice and discrimination against people based on a single trait: their age. In...

Self-reflection important in successful aging

Self-reflection important in successful aging

(reported in the Hamilton Spectator Oct 21, 2021) Cheryl Fenn   The Cambridge English Dictionary defines self-reflection as:”the activity of thinking about your own feelings and behaviour and the reasons that may lie behind them”. The act of self-reflection can...

A Hamilton guide to better walking

A Hamilton guide to better walking

(Reported in the Hamilton Spectator, Sept 13, 2021) Jeanne Mayo I am sure many of us have done more walking since the pandemic began. However, now that restrictions are being lifted, it is important to keep up this good habit, walking to the corner store to pick up a...

DFC Newsletter: August 2021

DFC Newsletter: August 2021

Attention People Living with Dementia in Hamilton and Haldimand! We are launching a public awareness campaign featuring the faces and stories of ten local individuals living with dementia. Our goal is to challenge stigma and start to shift the way people think about...

Positive change for people living with dementia

Positive change for people living with dementia

(As published in the Hamilton Spectator, July 19, 2021) Tracy Gibbs and Shelagh Kiely Ontario’s Seniors Month recognizes, celebrates and raises awareness about challenges faced by older adults in our communities. One real challenge affecting many older adults is a...