Funeral home workers remove a body from the Centre d'hébergement de Sainte-Dorothée in Laval, Que., in April 2020 (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

The year of the pandemic has busted the myth that Canada values its seniors

Decades of promises to improve the quality of life of elderly Canadians have gone unfulfilled. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the ugly truth.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath walks back to her office, following Question Period at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on Aug. 1, 2018. (Chris Young/CP)

Ontarians won’t tolerate any more tinkering with long-term care

Andrea Horwath: What we are witnessing is nothing less than a fundamental failure of Canada’s governments, private companies and institutions to ensure seniors’ health and safety, which borders on elderly abuse

Old and dangerous: Senior violence is getting worse

Last year, five elderly Canadians were allegedly killed by other seniors with dementia
Esther Tuttle, 99, who was once a stage actress that worked in theater with Humphrey Bogart, at her home in New York.

Living to 100 is not all in your genes

The largest study of centenarians in the world can teach the rest of us about living longer, healthier lives
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Japan puts the elderly to work

Solution to an aging society: out of the hammock and back in the office
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Swine Flu plays nice with the elderly?

H1N1 virus targets young adults, universities preparing for rapid spread