Tag Archives: senior citizens

(989) Aging in place, kinda winging it

station wagon” …car-centric suburban neighbourhoods with multi-level homes and scarce sidewalks are a poor match for people who can’t climb stairs or drive a car.”
Here’s a feature that profiles a boomer-age man in a subdivision dating from what appears to date to the 1970s through 1990s.  Like millions of other people in the United States and Canada his mind is turning to the latter stages of life when such things as income and mobility go decline as health and social services needs go up.  Such a great turning is bound to influence our communities in every possible way.  Some thought and planning has gone into this realigning of things but we get the feeling it isn’t yet enough.  This item does a very nice job of setting out the basic proposition with a brace of statistics and writerly turns of phrase.  Recommended reading.
Many boomers in denial over problems they face growing old in suburbs
miamiherald.com

(674) Varsity blues

ramenFood bank use by university students is the subject of this item from the University of Toronto publication The Varsity.  Being a post secondary student isn’t cheap and there’s always been a low rent element in student life.  But this recent data indicates a higher level of sacrifice and difficulty is now attached to getting further education than was the case in the past.

Food bank usage among students increasing: report. Eight per cent of annual food bank users in Ontario are senior citizens, students