You’re Invited: Forum Aims To Reshape Attitudes About Aging

AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum is bringing together thought leaders, organizations, and individuals with a single-minded goal—reducing ageist attitudes and reshaping what it means to get older. Hosted by Niagara College, the two-day event (June 26 and 27) will feature 12 intriguing presentations designed to enlighten professionals, academics and consumers. “The Art of Ageing Forum provides a unique opportunity...

Canada’s Technology And Aging Network Unveils 24 Exciting Research Projects

The AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence is announcing a set of 24 research projects from across Canada that are poised to deliver real-world benefits for the aging population and their caregivers. Dr. Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto) will create interactive apps to reduce older adults’ social isolation. The projects are led by 50 researchers at 19 universities and research centres across...

Missing In Action: Why Is Advertising Ignoring Adults Over The Age of 50?

Fast Company hit the nail on the head recently when it published a piece entitled, “Why is marketing to seniors so terrible?” It’s a battle cry we at YouAreUNTLD have been spearheading since our launch 18 months ago. We believe that society’s stereotypes about getting older have little to do with reality and, while we are working to change that...

Unlimited Attitude: Canadian Astronaut And Cancer Survivor Dr. Dave Williams Defies Limits

Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts, is marking the recent launch of his inspiring memoir, Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe. In it, the 64-year-old offers an uplifting and life-affirming story of passion, resilience and living life to the fullest. He shared those lessons during a recent and riveting appearance in Toronto, where he...

The Future is Aging and the Opportunities Are Infinite: UNLTD Live 2019

We’re all getting older and it’s up to each and every one us to redefine what that looks like. The possibilities presented by a population that is living longer, better, is one of the biggest social and economic disrupters of our time. It is giving rise to the longevity economy and a slew of untapped opportunities in business, healthcare...

Making Wishes Come True – A Nova Scotia Non-Profit Group Turns Dreams Into Reality For Adults 70+

About six years ago, a Facebook friend nominated Katie Mahoney to do an act of kindness. She opted to spend some time with an older woman in Halifax where they both live. “I saw her doing acts of kindness and volunteering,” she says. In return, Mahoney and what she calls her friend-in-the-making spent an entire day together doing just...

Are You Experiencing Nature-Deficit Syndrome? Forest Bathing Provides A Remedy For Urban Stress

Recently, I went forest bathing (also known as nature therapy) which is adapted from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku. It originated in Japan in the 1980s and has become popular around the world. In fact, some research suggests it is becoming as popular as the yoga trend that began 30 years ago. Forest bathing involves walking through the forest slowly...

Play Time! An Ottawa Sex Educator Suggests New Ways To Fan The Flames Of Intimacy

Sex & Relationships: Q&A with Venus Envy’s Sam Whittle If you think sex stores don’t cater to Gen-X and Boomers, think again! Ottawa-based sex educator and Venus Envy store owner, Sam Whittle, spoke to me about how her customers are embracing their sexuality later in life. Many people fear aging won’t benefit their sex life. Is this true? The biggest misconception is...

Women Of A “Certain Age” Shake Off Stereotypes And Disrupt The Fashion World

French fashion designer Coco Chanel famously stated, “After 40, nobody is young, but one can be irresistible at any age.” Indeed, today’s aging female consumers are a stylish and powerful demographic – they earn double what Millennials do, and are increasingly happy to spend it to look fabulous. Yet they’re generally ignored by marketers and retailers, says Mary Chambers,...

Author and Alzheimer’s Activist Caron Leid Steps Outside Her Comfort Zone To Comfort Others

Caron Leid is a doer. And when the going gets tough, she does even more. For the past 19 years, much of what Leid has done has been focused on helping her mother, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when she was 57, and helping caregivers like herself understand the disease and its impact on individuals, families and futures. “I might be an...