The Boomer Market and the impact of the increasing spending power of a rapidly aging population on business was the hot topic at the West Ottawa Board of Trade’s recent “Business over Breakfast” meeting. “Seniors in Ottawa are the fastest growing age group with significant power that can no longer be ignored”, said Doug Norris, one of Canada’s leading experts on the Census and author of the report “Tapping into Ottawa’s older consumer market: worth 12. 6B and growing”. The report was commissioned by the Council on Aging of Ottawa. Caroline Midgley, member of the Council on Aging’s [...]
CTV Morning Live speaks to Caroline Midgley of Seniors on Site and Alana George and Caroline Franklin of the Dovercourt Recreation Centre about Seniors on Site‘s partnership with Dovercourt to promote active living for seniors.
Whether you're the victim or the witness of a fall, never underestimate its seriousness. Even if it appears no harm was done, there could be after-effects. Here are some of the reasons for seeing a doctor: - loss of consciousness just before or after the fall - injuries - a strong lingering pain - dizziness - nausea - overall weakness - headaches - vision problems Symptoms may appear in the days that follow a fall. If you fall, take note of your condition. If you witness a fall, take note of the person's condition. In some cases, a fall may [...]
Did you know that: 1 in 3 seniors will experience a fall each year, and half of those more than once. 40% of seniors' falls result in hip fractures; 20% of injury-related deaths among seniors can be traced back to a fall; seniors are injured at home more than any other location. The bathroom and stairs are particularly dangerous. You can prevent falls by making the needed adjustments to your home and lifestyle. Bathroom: Ensure that you have non-slip surfaces in the tub and shower; install grab bars by the toilet and bath to help you sit and stand; use [...]
--Vancouver Policy Department, Crime Prevention Many seniors list “fear of crime” as one of their biggest concerns. Statistics show, however, that for most crimes, seniors are the least victimized group. Also, much of the crime that is directed at seniors occurs while they are out of the home, such as break and entering. However, when the crimes do occur, the consequences are often more severe for those at an advanced age. Many seniors live on a fixed income, so the loss of money or property is difficult to replace. Also as people get older their bodies take longer to recover [...]