Tag - The Council on Aging of Ottawa

Celebrating Older Men: The Importance of Social Connection

By the Council on Aging of Ottawa: Peggy Edwards Social connectedness is essential to our overall health and well-being at any age. However, men in our society, especially after retirement, tend to have low levels of social connectedness, often experiencing loneliness, isolation and lack of purpose. This can lead to severe...

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LET’S COMBAT AGEISM

By The Council on Aging of Ottawa: Patrick Curran and Peggy Edwards Ageism and Negative Thinking: A Personal Reflection When I turned 55, it really bothered me. Age 55 was my threshold in the aging process. It was the starting point from reaching retirement age to what I expected would be my late in life ‘senile existence’...

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