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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...

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...