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  • 21 September 2022

    Why are we attached to certain places

    The feeling of attachment to a place is a universal feeling that responds to human needs. This feeling is increasingly important as you age, as it plays a role in maintaining a positive self-identity. But what does "place attachment" mean for older adults?
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  • 27 July 2022

    Climate change: When generations face challenges together

    The prevailing discourse on climate change sometimes pit generations against each other or place blame on certain generations over others. But evidence shows the importance of intergenerational relations and solidarity to face this pressing societal challenge.
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  • 13 July 2022

    Homelessness: Breaking the cycle

    In Canada, nearly 25% of those sleeping in homeless shelters are 50 years of age or older. And this phenomenon is accelerating...
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  • 29 June 2022

    Do you remember when we first met?

    Do you remember the first look or kiss you shared with your significant other? Co-reminiscence about early relationship development can boost feelings of closeness and support for older couples.
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  • 15 June 2022

    Public art and its impact on our lives

    Public art leaves few people completely indifferent. It can move, amuse, make people think, confuse, cringe, and sometimes even shock. But what does research tell us about the effects of public art on cities, places and people's lives?
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  • 1 June 2022

    Parkinson's disease: opening the dialogue to avoid self-stigma

    Parkinson’s is the world’s fastest growing neurological disease. People with Parkinson's disease not only have to live with complex symptoms, but also must face stigma that can become internalized.
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  • 23 March 2022

    Volunteers: Artisans of health and well-being

    Many retirees are wondering how they will spend their free time and, more importantly, how to age while remaining active and healthy for as long as possible. Could volunteering your time, enthusiasm and knowledge improve your health and well-being?
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  • 23 February 2022

    Social prescribing: Bridging the gap between clinical and social care

    Being prescribed a forest bath, a yoga class, or a cooking class? Social prescribing recognizes that people's health and well-being are primarily determined by a range of social, economic and environmental factors.
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  • 9 February 2022

    The other side of the screen

    Although no robust systematic review could be identified about zoom fatigue among older adults and the general population, experts have raised a red flag. The overuse of virtual communication platforms could lead to cognitive distortions and non-verbal overload inherent in video communication. This could even increase feelings of isolation and anxiety.
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  • 26 January 2022

    Love in the digital age

    The way we look for our soul mate has evolved in the last few years at the same pace as technology. Several platforms to find love have been created. The same is true for other stages of a couple's life cycle: whether it is to maintain a relationship or to regain autonomy after the dissolution of a couple.
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  • 29 December 2021

    Dogs: Companions for life

    "Man's best friend" is a common phrase referring to the close relationship of loyalty and friendship between dogs and humans. The physical and psychological health benefits of owning a dog appear to be numerous. But does owning a dog lead to a longer, healthier life?
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  • 25 August 2021

    The contribution of indigenous elders: An example of intergenerational solidarity

    The holistic approach of Indigenous cultures carries meaning and hope: through its contribution to intergenerational solidarity, the social engagement of Indigenous elders can help meet health and wellness needs.
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  • 14 July 2021

    Aging, a negative label?

    Stereotypes, prejudices or discrimination against a person because of their age are common. By fighting ageism, we can empower and motivate older adults to achieve new things, but also to live life to the fullest.
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  • 16 June 2021

    Boost your social life through physical activity

    Dancing, aerobic, weight training, Nordic walking, aqua-fitness classes… We all know the benefits of physical activity for improving our cardiorespiratory capacities or increasing our muscle mass. But did you know that physical activity could also have beneficial effects on your social health?
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  • 30 December 2020

    The untold story inside you

    Do you suffer from depression, social isolation or chronic conditions? Wondering how to get through the winter, confined in your home because of COVID-19? Could writing help you get out of the winter gloom, or even improve your physical and mental health?
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  • 23 September 2020

    Pandemics and panic buying

    We have all seen images on TV, the internet and in the newspapers of entire shelves in grocery stores and other retail stores emptied from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But why do people experience this shopping fever during crises?
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  • 9 September 2020

    Grieving experiences in the context of a pandemic: how to support individual and collective grief

    In recent months, voices have been raised calling for a national strategy to support mass grieving and bereavement during the current and future pandemics. But what programs and services could be put in place to support those who must cope with the loss of a loved one during pandemics?
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  • 29 July 2020

    Assistive technologies: It’s not for me, I’m not there yet!

    In Canada 1.1 million older adults use assistive technology to compensate for physical or cognitive limitations. However, despite the potential benefits of these technologies, some older adults remain reluctant to use them. What can explain this reluctance?
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  • 15 July 2020

    Do not go through the ordeal alone: Grief in times of pandemics

    The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted individual and societal experiences of end of life care, grief and bereavement due to public-health measures to counter the spread of the virus. Alternative or virtual ways must be found to honor the memory of our loved ones and provide comfort to their close friends and families.
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  • 3 June 2020

    Don't let stigma spread like a virus

    There has been a strong trend towards stigmatization of older adults and intergenerational divisions since the beginning of the pandemic. You can do your part to fight social stigma during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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