Canadians are living 25 years longer than they did in 1900. How can we ensure that this gift of longevity becomes a blessing and not a burden to ourselves, families, friends and state?
Few of today’s seniors would be satisfied with the limited options that are available to their parents’ generation. Yet our governments and health authorities are focusing their scarce resources on encouraging Baby Boomers to age at home, risking social isolation, and then transition to the same old institutions.
That is why we must explore better alternatives now. The key to a happier, healthier future is to start making smarter choices and plan for much improved ageing options.
The focus of the course is to face these issues head on in both a respectful and fun way. We explore the options open to us, look at resources we shall need and concentrate on the ‘growing’ aspect of growing old to ensure that we shall flourish not languish for the rest of our days.
This two day experiential course explores a range of options including cohousing and co-caring:
- How to become more resilient in the face of physical, social, health and financial changes as we age.
- When we stop work and retire, how will our lives be meaningful?
- How to build a successful community that can support us as we age.
- How easily can we adapt to maximize our physical and mental health? How can we cope with a serious fall or illness that can leave us temporarily or permanently incapacitated?
- How to get the strength to cope with losing a partner and friends without becoming lonely and isolated?
Dare to Age Well in Community, PEHL 3990-Y14
Dates: 24th &25th January 2015
Location: Harbourside Cohousing,
6669 Horne Road, Sooke
Cost: $135 + applicable taxes
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrew Moore at: email@example.com
What participants are saying:
“Balanced- facilitated thinking about denial of aging and changes coming and how my own aging might look like.
Great info on senior cohousing”.
“It got my Head Out of the Sand!”
“Very useful to spend time on a subject which I have avoided.
It has desensitised the issue of aging for me.”
Well organised, well delivered
Stimulating and important
An opportunity for self- exploration and to hear from others.”
“Brought me from the illusion of ‘self-reliance”,
To the reality and joy of interdependence … and the importance of planning.”
“Informative, comfortable, relaxing.
Very enjoyable even though examining an uncomfortable topic.”