NEW: As climate change exacerbates droughts, wildfires and other catastrophes, community organizations race to put systems in place to measure impacts and provide disaster mitigation tools to affected residents.
Read this Q&A with Eddie Ahn of Brightline Defense.
"I think generally when we try to address issues around climate change, we want to make sure that no community is left behind."
Dubbed “#demovictions” by #housing #activists, thousands of people have been forced to move because of the rapid wave of development that has swept over the #BCLowerMainland in recent years. Many older, relatively cheaper low-rise apartment blocks built in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s are being demolished in favour of larger new rentals or condo projects.
It’s driving many #seniors into #homelessness, often for the first time in their lives.
McCrae is among a growing number of #seniors who are impacted by #evictions in the form of renovations or demolitions & struggling to afford #housing across #Canada, according to #CanAge, a national #SeniorsAdvocacy org.
"Older people, particularly those with #accessibility needs, are in a pinch like never before in the rental market," said Laura Tamblyn Watts, the CEO of CanAge.
Still hard to wrap your head around, isn't it?
I still can't get over all the musical talent we have lost in the last three years, and in recent days. We'll all die one day, but my childhood music idols are mostly gone now.
And the people we expected to lose first, and long ago, are still around?
Good on them, but there will be a time, when all of them will be gone.
Their music will last forever! #RIP
Bruno Le Maire veut diminuer la durée des allocations chômage des seniors après 55 ans: "Leur taux d'emploi en France est de 16 points en dessous de l’Allemagne", feint de s'émouvoir le ministre sur France 5. Il oublie que ce sont souvent des mini-jobs payés une misère! La dernière fois que j'ai fait mes courses en Allemagne, l'un des employés en rayon avait 80 ans et n'arrivait pas à placer un paquet de farine. Un modèle qui fait rêver.
Happy news: 😀 🐕 🦯 🦽
New Regina volunteer group provides free dog walking service for those with mobility issues
#seniors #mobility #volunteer #dog #community #canada #saskatchewan #regina #help #news
Did you know that a) Medicare won't pay for your long term nursing home when you need it; b) Medicaid will pay it only when you have no other money left; and 3) a nursing home can easily cost $100k+ a year in today's dollars?
If you have a house, Medicaid will put a lien on it when you die for the amount it paid to the nursing home, probably denying it to your heirs. (aka "estate recovery")
I know all this from personal experience in my family.
My father will be 90 in a couple of weeks.
He's battling covid. (Doing OK on Paxlovid)
And today he told me he's looking forward to the Golden Bachelor finale.
Trust me, he never watches stuff like that. Mostly just sports.
In his words, "I want to see what the Golden Boy does."
I hope #NBC appreciates their new demographic.
With barely a month remaining in the year, the federal Liberals will be under pressure to deliver on their promised dental plan for #seniors as required in the government’s deal with the NDP. Will the Libs make it happen? If not, will the NDP pull the plug on their agreement? #canPoli #HealthCare #Canada
Les critiques de Sacha Houlié sur la volonté de Bruno Le Maire de réduire la durée d’indemnisation des moins de 55 ans n’a pas plu du tout en haut lieu: « Il commence à nous les casser sévère, fulmine un conseiller de l’exécutif. On n’arrête pas de le traiter, pourtant ». Le représentant de "l'aile gauche de la majorité", qui en est aussi l'un des seuls membres, a notamment été reçu à déjeuner par Darmanin.
"More than 30 million older Americans are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, wooed by lower premiums and more benefits than traditional Medicare offers.
But a bipartisan group of lawmakers is increasingly concerned that insurance companies are preying on seniors, and, in some cases, denying care that would otherwise be approved by traditional Medicare."
Bruno Le Maire savoure d'être "revenu au centre de l'attention" après avoir tapé sur les seniors au chômage: "Il devait faire un coup pour rattraper son retard médiatique sur Attal et Darmanin", observe un conseiller. Tant pis pour les seniors les plus précaires...
Nova Scotia to open 2,200 new nursing home beds across province
Story by @dartjenhen
@MessagingMatters #Florida #Voters, especially #women, whose right to choose is threatened, can thank themselves for supporting #DeSantis! AND...those #retired #seniors whose #SocialSecurity will be threatened by #DeSantis can also thank him!
Someone said they had heard of #seenagers. Nope.
There has got to be a way to make use of #wisdom. Accentuate the positive...
'Hard pill to swallow': Seniors respond to rent increases at southwest Calgary retirement home
#Advocate #PadmaLakshmi who is #Kerala's first #transgender #lawyer, has filed a #complaint #citing #discrimination, #verbalabuse and #genderbased #isolation by her #seniors from senior lawyers including a #government #pleader.
The experiences of older drivers can help design cleaner and safer cars
#Elderly #Cars #Driving #Aging #Seniors #OlderDrivers #Drivers #CarSafety #CleanerCars #SafeDriving #AutomobileDesign #ElectricVehicles #ElderlyDrivers #TechShift #DrivingSafety
"...in 2012, he began Priya Living — an elder-living community that centers Indian culture through its activities, design, food and residents themselves. Priya Living started off with just one 26-unit location in Santa Clara, Calif., where Mr. Paul’s parents moved in. But now, it has four locations in California and is opening its first location in India near New Delhi on Nov. 8."
As a senior who is still "dating," this article regarding the ABC show "The Golden Bachelor," featuring seniors who are looking for love, resonates with me and also should for other seniors doing the same.
👉 Être malade en macronie : vous attendrez sur un brancard faute de lit !
Et si vous êtes âgé.e.s ⤵️
➡️ Dans les urgences débordées, une mortelle attente sur les brancards pour les personnes âgées.
Une étude publiée ce lundi 6 novembre montre une hausse de la mortalité de 40 % chez les patients de plus de 75 ans quand ceux-ci restent, faute de lit, sur un brancard aux urgences pendant au moins 24 heures.
Padraig Harrington shoots 7-under 64 | Round 3 | TimberTech https://www.fogolf.com/609612/padraig-harrington-shoots-7-under-64-round-3-timbertech/
#64 #7-under #Champions #Golf #Harrington #highlights #Padraig #PadraigHarringtongolf #pga #PGAOfficialWorldGolfRanking #PGARanking #re-caps #recap #round #roundrecaps #Seniors #shoots #TimberTech #Tour #tournament
@MaritStiles: RT @LiseVaugeois: #Seniors are in trouble because the government's tiny increase in benefits is making them lose their dental care. This can't be allowed to happen! The government needs to fix this now so that more seniors can afford to tak… https://twitter.com/LiseVaugeois/status/1720132594606469560/video/1
Disponible jusqu’au 01/11/2053 #USA #Seniors #Arte Aux États-Unis, de plus en plus de personnes âgées, issues de la génération des baby-boomers, celle qui a contribué à construire l’Amérique d’aujourd’hui, se retrouvent à la rue à partir de la soixantaine. L’Amérique vieillit et un grand nombre de personnes ne parviennent plus à joindre les deux bouts. En cause, le facteur…
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Despite higher government revenues, PCs refuse to raise Nova Scotia income assistance rates
How Older People Got Left Out of Climate Planning
A conversation with Danielle Arigoni, author of the new book Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation
OCTOBER 27, 2023
I've been looking for a new SO for about a year w/o sucesss. Not sure what's different but I've never had such difficulty in the past.
However, something that I've recently experienced is potential dates requiring that I speak w/them by phone and/or Zoom before we actually meet.
I don't like talking by phone or doing videochats and I offer to meet people face-to-face, anytime & anywhere, at my expense & at their convenience but I've gotten firm rejections to such offers from more than 1 person.
So, I guess this the age of "LinkdIn interviews" for dating and I'm behind the times (even though I'm only looking for other Seniors like myself) but I'm sticking to my guns.
I'm also being more "picky" this time around but that doesn't have anything to do w/why people are refusing to meet w/o an audio and/or video interview before meeting.
FTF meetings are much more accurate IMO for assessing compatibility and a "connection" than chatting by phone or video. 🤷♂️
#Seniors, Here Are the Meds That Can Harm Your #Driving Skills - https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2023-10-03/seniors-here-are-the-meds-that-can-harm-your-driving-skills
As an opinion of heightened probability, it is important to note: with the UCP of Alberta making a claim on Canada's CPP, including ongoing, tax-payer funded advertising, the possibility of a future CPC federal government becomes serious and dire for Canada to avoid. In league together, these governments could attempt to steal this CPP from (or hold as leverage over) the rest of Canada without conscience.
Forum: Technology should serve the #elderly, not inconvenience them
"My mother is 81 & recently had to undergo an operation at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. The hospital set the pre-admission #financialcounselling as a #Zoom call, despite my mother telling the staff tt she didn't know what Zoom was .. Better judgment should be exercised in the use of #technology, & #seniors shld be offered other options tt better meet their ability & needs"
Older adults made up 90% of US COVID deaths in 2023, over 60% of hospitalizations. Only 24% had received the bivalent vaccine.
I was at an event today and learned of some MA-based groups and resources that might be interesting to people. One is a virtual #LGBTQ+ community space for older adults. This community faces support challenges that other groups don't so they created #OutstandingLife for that.
As Covid-19 hospitalizations climb, rates among seniors and children raise concern | CNN https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/22/health/covid-hospitalizations-seniors-kids-vaccines/index.html “#Covid19 #hospitalizations have been on the rise in the #UnitedStates for months, with weekly admissions now more than triple what they were two months ago. #Seniors have the highest rates of Covid hospitalizations by far, but hospitalizations among #children — especially among those younger than 5 — are rising fast.”
mrd... j'en avais vu des "petits vieux" attendre à la permanence de l' #asloca parce qu'ils venaient de recevoir leur lettre pour être mis hors de leur appart... et qu'ils ne trouvaient pas de logement.
I just found this mini documentary about the china painters of Kitchener. It’s extra poignant since the pandemic completely shut the studio down. I haven’t seen any of my china painting friends since March 2020 and I also lost a few works in progress. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFKuUjiTo8 #ChinaPainting @waterlooregion #PorcelainPainting #CommunityCentres #Seniors #SeniorsCentres #Art #ArtistsOnMastodon
I agree with you, Andrea. Seniors should be able to live in a way that is integrated into the community and different age groups.
I’m so excited that #Chateauguay is building a new complex which will serve seniors and people with special needs and include a daycare. There’ll even be a cafe / bistro and events room to welcome the public 😃 And I’m proud of #Quebec for encouraging this.
How to cut people from MEDICAID with red tape
#medicaid #redtape #seniors
Then each new rotation, you move to a broader reach, next time it's #municipal, then it's #state or #provincial, then it's #federal, then #international, & as experienced #seniors, they #mentor in areas of expertise. Or just be retired from #publicservice.
All can participate bc there is a lot of work we need to do to survive #climatechange & we need to make it about #governance & #caring for the #earth & life including ourselves.
#Elections are for #oligarchs
Antipsychotic drugs use increased in Canadian long-term care homes, pointing to possible quality-of-care issues: study
Joking aside, the "baby boomers" you are insulting as not knowing anything about computers were also the people who invented the internet.
The oldest boomers born in 1946 had careers from about 1966 to 1998. Youngest, born 1964, from 1984 to 2016.
Aol started in 1985
Netscape in 1994
Geocities in 1994
As Residential Care Homes Expand in Maine, Seniors Don’t Always Get the Care They Need
Co-published with the Maine Monitor
I ask that you please share this one with all of the #seniors that you know...
I got a random phone call the other day asking me for a donation to some national organization of police. I didn’t recognize the name but was willing to learn more.
So I asked the ONE QUESTION that everyone should ask to find out who is a scam artist...
It’s way cheaper than funding #education (a double-win on this file), #healthcare, long-term care (sorry, PSW’s, you’re still at the bottom of the barrel), etc., and #Ontario will be well positioned to mercilessly beat back and arrest #seniors unable to afford #private beds but trying to sneak in anyway. #onpoli #fraudnation
“Maybe the dream-chasing looks different now, but the possibility is still there.”
Photojournalist Shelby Tauber takes us to the 2023 Ms. Texas Senior America #pageant, which celebrates #women aged 60 and older, who are living through the ”age of elegance”:
From the March/April issue of Texas Observer magazine.
@AmeliasBrain @Kellyshenanigans @IPEdmonton @Chigaze
Personally, I'm super annoyed at how long it's taking to add #Seniors rates to the ARC card. I don't want to buy tickets that expire within a year, even though ETS got 100% of your money, I don't need a monthly pass. I just want to be able to quickly and easily use #transit without carrying a bunch of coins!
We are a rich country. There is no excuse for this.
"After an 80-year-old janitor had to return to work after his #rent was increased, Texas high school students raised more than $250,000 to help him retire."
I'm glad The Guardian didn't just position this as feel-good story, but also went on to talk about how many seniors are forced to work well past a normal retirement age.
From Shelterforce dot org-
Also, #veteran housing is on upswing, so look to VA info on housing for vets (income qualified).
Affordable Housing units coming online every month.
(end quote of myself!)
Thank you to @mattalhonte for the following related link:
OMG. I’m so tired of scam calls. Apparently, my elderly status (shut up, I’m a dewy 68-yr-old goddess) puts me in prime predator territory. IRS scams, fake police warrants (hilarious), Social Security scams… You get the idea. I get about 3 a day. I’m too cheap to extort. I never answer. Leave me alone already.
#seniors #elderly #scams #harassment
Everything I’ve found so far has been limited to those receiving financial assistance (not my situation), and I’m stumped. I have multiple disabilities, I’m older than God, and I just don’t know where to look next.
Thanks in advance for any advice. 🥰