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DFC Newsletter: June 2021

DFC Newsletter: June 2021

Release of the What We Heard Report Today, we are pleased to release our report: ‘What We Heard: Empowering Dementia-Friendly Communities Project Hamilton & Haldimand, June 2021.’ This report is a culmination of the feedback provided through community consultation...

Taking stock of our skills and habits behind-the-wheel

Taking stock of our skills and habits behind-the-wheel

(As published by the Hamilton Spectator May 26, 2021) Dr. Ruheena Sangrar Driving can be a meaningful activity in and of itself, but also a means of participating in other activities that define our identities. During this COVID-19 pandemic, the variety and quantity...

Staying Connected Through Technology

Staying Connected Through Technology

(As published in The Hamilton Spectator April 30, 2021) Pat Spadafora I remember when my mother, who lived in Ottawa, used to call me on Sunday evenings after 7:00 P.M. when telephone rates were lower. We rarely connected outside of those highly anticipated Sunday...

Navigating the Health Care System

Navigating the Health Care System

(As published in the Hamilton Spectator, March 30, 2021) Anne Pizzacalla A friend phoned to update me on her latest doctor’s visit. She and her husband, like over 60 % of older Canadians, have chronic health issues, and she is his spokesperson. The challenges -...