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Ageism a barrier in the job market

Ageism a barrier in the job market

(As published by the Hamilton Spectator April 28, 2022) Increasingly, employers are realizing that hiring and retaining older workers makes economic sense, Margaret Denton writes. After 18 years Wayne, in his late 40s, was given a buyout offer from his senior...

MAID and palliative care in Canada

MAID and palliative care in Canada

(As published by the Hamilton Spectator February 25, 2022) Samantha Winemaker and Hsien Seow I met Gerry for the first time in his home. Gerry suffered from a non-curable progressive lung condition. For the past year, he was becoming increasingly breathless and was...

Co-housing communities for older adults

Co-housing communities for older adults

(As published by the Hamilton Spectator February 10, 2022) Dr. Julie Richardson Co-housing is an international model of self-managed collaborative housing (Czischke, 2018). Weeks (2019) further characterized it as autonomy within private dwellings, with shared...

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...