Older and Wiser

Older and Wiser Column

For a number of years now our Society has written and published a column for seniors in the North Shore News. The column, titled ’’Older and Wiser,’ is published bi-weekly, on Sundays in the Seniors Section of the Paper. The column is intended to promote discussion on seniors’ issues, reflect the views of the Lionsview Seniors Planning Society and to influence policy and decision makers. We welcome suggestions from our members for ideas on future columns.

Coates

Margaret Coates is the Coordinator of Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. She has lived on the North Shore for 47 years and has worked with and for seniors for 20 of those years. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Call (604) 985-3852 or email lions_view@telus.net 

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2017

It’s important to get up and move around

Resources aim to raise awareness about abuse

Services help support caregivers

Seniors advocate speaks at North Vancouver presentation

Regular exercise essential for healthy aging

Volunteering a valued activity for many seniors

Many resources available for seniors

Healthy eating important part of aging

Perpetuating myths about seniors adds to ageism

Report looks at prescriptions

Seniors transportation a topic for discussion

Housing issues not just for the young

Setting achievable goals the first step toward success

2016

Funding challenges similar for seniors Down Under

Robots will be key to future of elder care

Plan ahead for peace of mind

Supporting our caregivers

Local seniors programs meet needs

Helpful information widely available

Seniors isolation causes communities to suffer

Dealing with cognitive decline

Seniors health expo to explore dementia care

Scammers aren’t always from faraway lands

Debt levels rising among those aged 65+

New columnist makes her introduction

Long-running columnist bids fond farewell

Test your knowledge of issues of aging

The pros and cons of property tax deferral

More awareness needed of useful local resources

Columnist sees clearly after long last

Making the Internet affordable to all

New group helps seniors get off drug train

New tools help seniors age well

Resolving to make positive change in 2016

2015

Curl up with a good book

Screening tests unfair to older drivers

New tax credit hits home

BC advocate offers update

Federal election’s impact on local seniors

Planning for an aging demographic

Mobile polls an unused option for seniors

Lowdown on access, eligibility and cost

Types of care defined

Lessons learned around the world

Quiz brings cold, hard truths to light

Get your pencils ready

To defer or not to defer_ that is the question

Quelling the bashing of seniors

Counting down 2014′s top stories

2014

Wall Street Journal dispels aging myths

Many retirees end up back in workforce

Banks should take lead in stopping scams

Panel offers insight into estate planning

Local experts call for RRIF reform

Many unprepared for caregiving

Ensure your meds are right for you

Annual quiz elicits reader response

Lots to learn from Ontario’s pension plan

Popular seniors quiz back for 2014

Will Canadians outlive their money

Be prepared when choosing to unretire

Readers reply in earnest

Thin versus fat debate rages on

Big babies” – not always a bad thing

Continue to discuss end of life care plan

Stop and ask yourself these six questions today

Canada’s inquest system lacks teeth

Residential care a caring decision

Take action rather than live in fear

To save or spend, that is the question

Taking stock of 2013′s gains and losses

Do your due diligence before donating

2013

Aging population raises concerns

Tech reliance a sign of the times

Seattle programs inspire

Stand up for Canadian veterans

Health care changes coming

Time for change is now

Rule No. 1- Start with what you’ve got

Report_ Seniors going on spending sprees

Living will in debate – Seniors – North Shore News

The-time-is-right-for-a-talk-about-euthanasia

Important to use it or lose it

NS News columnist puts readers to the test

Consider BC seniors in natural disaster planning

Seniors advocates crying foul

Local advocates tackle issue of elder abuse

Recent AGM address raises a few eyebrows

New snapshot report a wake up call for action

Tax planning key to high retirement returns

Seniors action tables gear up for 2013

New snapshot report a wake up call for action

New BC legislation receives mixed review

Money to be had with legwork

Fun in the sun yields host of cold hard facts

Better late than never Looking back on 2012

Consider your savings options for the future

2012

Follow the money when making donations

Driver rules should be based on ability not age

Grey divorce rates climbing

Local survey results are in

Looking back A 2011 year in review

Make the most out of this phase of life

Modern family open to change

New advocates office to be a busy one

Public health gap must be closed

Report suggests sweeping changes

Savary Island cottage closing trip a success

Surveys tangible results satisfy queries

Taxi program phase out requires second look

Taxi Saver advocates crash AGM

Workplace wars heat up

Age warfare debate only starting to heat up

BC makes bold move regarding flu shots

Canadians to wait longer to collect OAS

Don’t believe everything you read this year

Dont discriminate against aging drivers

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2011

Columnist takes a playful approach

Flu shots an important annual tradition

Follow the money when making donations

Forum helps seniors at risk

Health care top of mind for Canadians

Health care tops Santa wish list

Lionsview founders impact still felt today

NV seniors population to double by year 2027

Recent headlines a cause for concern

WV seniors live longer than peers in region