EMBRACING THE

GIFT OF AGE

#GrowOlderWithMe

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LET'S MAKE GROWING OLDER A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, FOR EVERYONE

Age Friendly Edmonton is starting a conversation about growing older in Edmonton. What does healthy and happy aging look like to you? 

If you're an older Edmontonian 55+, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your experiences growing older in Edmonton: the joys, the challenges, and what you'd like to see to build an Age Friendly Edmonton.

 

To participate, simply submit a photo of yourself and answer a few questions using our  web form . Please note you need to sign in to your Google account to access the form. If you don't have a Google account, you can easily create one  here .

 

As a thanks for participating, we're offering participants a $5 Tim Horton’s gift card. We have a limited number of gift cards available on a first come, first served basis.

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DIVERSITY COMMITTMENT

We are committed to celebrating diversity and making Edmonton a place for all people to enjoy the gift of older age. We are dedicated to making space for Indigenous, Black, Immigrant, Refugee, and Newcomer seniors to share what growing older means to them. 

 
 

Embracing growing older, together

Older adults have much to offer through their life experience. We all benefit when older adults are respected, included, and supported. Let's expand the narrative around aging, together to build a more inclusive Edmonton.  

  • EILEEN MARDRES

    "Growing older is a bonus and offers the opportunity to grow closer with my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and their families without the day to day responsibilities of younger years. And this time of my life gives the chance to follow-up on personal interests, to grow as a person, and to share family history and experiences with the younger generations. These added years also give a glimpse into the future of our descendants and the people they are becoming. So much that can be done." 

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • DANA MAGEE

    "I look forward to growing older because after working for many years, I'm able to spend more time visiting with my husband, two daughters, gardening, and playing with my grand cats and pups." 

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • AUDREY SYNOWEC

    "We have been married 50 years this year and would have not changed a thing. It takes 2 to make a marriage work. We have 3 Beautiful daughters and 1 handsome son, who are also happily married 9 grandchildren soon to be 10 this July. I would have never wanted to go through life alone or without having our children. “Happy wife happy life”. "Don't worry be happy".

     

    Age is just a number; you are only as old as you feel, count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

     

    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once.

     

    Be comfortable with growing older. The great thing about getting older is that you become mellower. Things aren't as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young."

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  • MARIA OWCZAREK-BERGER

    "I am proud of my age. I like gaining life experience, becoming a wise woman and mentor of the young generation. I want to teach about the earth, life, nature, seasons, cycles, the power of motherhood, fertility, instinct, intuition, matter, spirit, cosmos, the meaning of life, heart, love, kindness, caring, gentleness, secrets of interpersonal relationships, powerful medicinal herbs, nutritious plants and the secrets to their preparation. It will probably take the second 60 years of my life." 

    GROWING

    WISER

  • JACK LITTLE

    "I thought I had fully retired from business, but rapidly found out I had not.  After several months of relaxing retirement at home, my wife strongly suggested that I find another job.  (Actually, I felt a little too young to retire at 63 anyway). 

      

    Fortunately, I got a (retirement job) as the Executive Director of Edmonton’s Heritage Festival.  This started an amazing 13 year adventure.  I would have never experienced the culture and cuisine of the over 80 countries who participated.   This was a year-round position, and it gave me the opportunity, as a senior, to use my business experience, and to personally engage with the citizens of Edmonton’s ethnic communities.  The festival is the single largest celebration of multiculturalism anywhere in the world.  Edmontonians are very proud of it, and I am very proud as a senior, to have been a part of it."

    GROWING

    WORLDLIER

  • FRAN WEBSTER

    "One of the benefits of growing older is freedom! To have the time to pursue activities that bring me joy: time socializing with friends, time for crafts, card-making and watercolour painting and time to dance the night away!  I am very fortunate to see my grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up and be able to do fun activities with them." 

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  • MYRTLE WEGNER

    "Each and every day is the beginning of something new. I'm so fortunate to have grandkids close so we have developed wonderful relationships! Being a Senior is a wonderful testament to my life. I love to bake and cook, but don't have to if I don't want to. I love using technology and trying to explain to the grandkids how I functioned as a teenager without technology. Yes, it's wonderful to be a Senior. I love every day, living life to the fullest!"

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  • XIAOFENG FAN

    "Women are most afraid of getting fat, getting old. I am no exception. After coming to Canada, because my English is not good, it was no longer possible to continue engaging in the profession of teachers.

     

    But in order to support my family, I also had to go out to work, to do labor. More than ten years of physical labor caused my cervical vertebrae, lumbar and knee joints to suffer from strain and pain. Near 60 years old, I hope that I am returning to health, removing pain.  

     

    As I struggled with pain, I saw a lot of stars on the internet who were so passionate about yoga that they kept their figures and looks good. So I started taught myself yoga. I used WeChat to add "yoga", "yoga on the road", and read some yoga exercise articles. I watch yoga videos on YouTube and Youku and other places online. 

     

    I started with breathing and inhaling and then--for the cervical, lumbar and knee pain--practiced arm stretching, including eagle arm, cow face arm, hands praying. For thigh stretching, I practiced mountain, chair, warrior type I, and warrior type II. 

     

    Now my pain is gone. Everyone who knows me says I'm in a good mental state, not at all like a person in my late 60s, and look at least 20 years younger than my actual age.

     

    Yoga became my favorite and an integral part of my old age every day."

    GROWING

    HEALTHIER

  • GAYL AND JIM LEPP

    "As we grew older, walking in our ancestor’s footsteps became a passion. Gayl’s ancestry had been hidden behind a veil of secrecy when her parent’s marriage succumbed to the winds of WWII. She had only met her father for ten minutes as a little girl and had vague memories of her grandfather whose grave was on Salt Spring Island. We searched but found nothing. We joined a group on several pilgrimages to Jim’s Mennonite origins. Motivated, we took notes and photographs, wrote and, posted on the Internet. Years later, we found Gayl’s father living in San Diego. Gayl’s glorious military and ancestral history poured forth including the illustrious careers of her grandfather and great grandfather as British Army Doctors in colonial India. Now 82, we travel less but enjoy our myriad of photos, writings and, correspondence with people in many countries."

    GROWING

    WORLDLIER

  • LINDA FARYNA

    “I enjoy being retired. It is more relaxing to be with my family and husband. It is so much fun to be with our granddaughters. We really enjoy traveling and seeing so many places. We go to the lake in the summer. So there is always something to do. We socialize with friends which is very important to me.”

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    HAPPIER

  • EMERALD SCHOEPP

    "What I like about growing old is the way I can enjoy each new Great Grandchild that comes into my life - that is a gift from God. I am also getting much joy from finding out that there are so many things I can still do at age 90."

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    HAPPIER

  • KATHLEEN BRINER

    "What I like about growing older is the increased respectability that is shown towards me. As well, I see the world as a kinder and gentler place."

    GROWING

    WISER

  • NORMA WALLACE

    "Although the number of my years keeps climbing, in my heart I am so much younger. I would love to travel the world, plant a huge garden, paint an exhibition, play a piano concert, cook a feast, but I know that will not happen. Instead my meals are made for me, my room is cleaned, there is always someone delightful to eat my meals with. After COVID restrictions are over, we can look forward to a gentler version of our youthful dreams."

    GROWING

    WORLDLIER

  • HECTOR & JEAN MAROIS

    "I thought I could sleep in when I retired, but we still get up every day at 6 a.m. One thing we enjoyed about getting older is being able to go on trips and not worrying about having to work.  We now have more free time to go and sit at a park or overlook the river. We like that we have more time to spend with our grandchildren, and we know the names of all 40 of them."

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • EVELYN MILLMAN

    "This May I turned 86 years old and I’m loving it. My life is not without some of the health problems that seniors have but I am still in pretty good health for a gal of my age.

     

    During my life I learned how to deal with the challenges that come to everyone by making sure I had a good attitude and by making good decisions and thinking them through carefully. My life has been very fun. By taking risks I have learned how to do a lot of things that surprised me. Even though I don't have the same energy I had when I was younger, I am now finding time to do all the things I couldn’t do before when I was too busy. I try to play the piano every morning, write letters to my three children and four grandchildren on their birthdays and go to the symphony and the opera with my husband, I am still a very busy person, writing my family’s memoirs.

    One of the interesting things about growing older is that you are never too old to learn new things and to make new friends even during one of the most terrible pandemics that the world has ever experienced. I still try to be generous with my time, and when I can, to help those who are less fortunate than me. I have a life motto that sustains me when times are difficult – 'in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.'

     

    Sometimes I think that life begins at 80."

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    WISER

  • NANCY GROGAN

    "My life is just beginning. I had one life with my husband of 42 years. He's gone now...nothing in life is perfect..we take the good with the not so good..we all live with our errors and grow...and I believe I can have it all again...the love and laughter and the sharing of having it all again working to build a good productive life of learning with someone new!! There is so much more life to live....😀"

    GROWING

    STRONGER

  • DIANE HASTINGS

    "What I like about growing older is more time to read, listen to music, watch hockey and basketball, visit with friends and family and stop and smell the flowers."

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • MARGARET KITCHEN

    "What was I thinking? At the age of 89 I decided, at the request of my son and daughter-in-law, to move from Vancouver to Edmonton. I had resisted for two years, thinking I was too old. This new beginning has made me feel younger. I feel excited and enjoy new adventures. My apartment is quite grand – bigger than I expected and it is fun to re-arrange my belongings and buy new things. Living close to my family and friends has inspired me to continue creating crafts and painting. One thing I enjoy about getting older is that I have more time to focus on my paintings and drawings. It’s never too late to start a new chapter. Keep on living and I look forward to my 90th birthday!"

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • ELLEN & HARRY BAUR

    "We like growing older because we don’t have to go to work everyday. We like the freedom to sleep longer and if we want to we can skip a meal. A big joy is to have more time to see our grandchildren and be able to watch them grow up and develop their own families and homes."

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • JOHN LEBLANC

    "What I like about growing older is, a free membership with AMA and that I am very thankful we have made it as far as we have and for all the experiences along the way."

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • CHARLOTTE COOPER

    "I look forward to having time every day to do new things. I am not weighed down with necessary obligations as I was when I was younger. I write, paint, grow flowers, sew, knit, shop - just for my husband and I."

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • CAROL VAAGE

    "Time! Time to learn new things. Since I've retired, I've started to learn watercolour painting and have moved from novice to intermediate. Time! Time to volunteer for organizations that I believe in, like Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association, and my Seniors Association. Time! Time to write. I'm writing my teacher memoirs and it will take me a year or more to complete. I've already written one binder full of the incredible projects I co-collaborated with my classes. Time! Time to be with nature. Marvel at the tree buds unfolding, the blossoms emerging, the shoots of green grass. Marvel at the changes in our seasons. Time! Time to keep myself safe from viruses. Time to share with my children as they age, that growing older may be physical aging, but your inner self can be as young as you wish. Time to live in the present and enjoy each sunrise, rainfall, sunny days. Time to have an afternoon nap whenever I wish!"

    GROWING

    WISER

  • SAVITRI YALAMATI

    "I grew up in a small village in India, never at all expecting that I would eventually be living in Canada and calling it home. I've really enjoyed living here for the past 20 years with my daughter, her husband, and my grandchildren. I enjoy cooking, even more so when I get to see other people enjoying my cooking. I also enjoy gardening and spending time with my family and friends. My granddaughter and I have recently even taken up crocheting together! As I grow older, I'm looking forward to enjoying my peaceful life and continuing to spend quality time with my family and hopefully even traveling some more. I have a beautiful new great-granddaughter in California that I am very excited to meet, hopefully in the near future."

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • LISA BUCHANAN

    "I lost my Dad when he was 58 yrs old and my Mum when she was almost 64. I will be 65 September 11. Everyday that I live beyond my Dad and Mum is a gift to me. Like a gift, I never totally know what is going to be “inside” each day. I am finding that EVERY day there is something amazing and to be thankful for. I look forward to unwrapping the gift of my life every day for hopefully many, many days and years to come."

    GROWING

    STRONGER

  • EMILY ISLEY

    "I would like to start by saying I did not expect to be a senior living alone because of my husband's dementia state and he had to go into a home.

    So life is lonely without him present and with this covid-19 it also made it impossible to see him as he is in lockdown. Thankfully I am in good health and can do all our personal business, looking after our home and taking care of myself. It is also good to be surrounded by my children who are a great source of help and comfort to support me. Also I have my faith that keeps me strong, I know he is caring for me always. Yes life as a senior is challenging but on the whole I enjoy my life."

    GROWING

    STRONGER

  • MARILENE OLIVEIRA

    "First of all I want to be in good health, to be able to keep travelling and visiting my kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I hope to keep comfort and independence as long as possible in my later years."

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    HAPPIER

  • OMAR OLIVEIRA

    "I hope to live healthily for the years ahead (until my 100’s at least); to have the bless of watching my family growing, including in faith; get to travel to a few more places around the world; be able to continue working and helping others to keep my social connections. That’s it!”

    GROWING

    WORLDLIER

  • SUSAN PASAY

    "I like the freedom of deciding what I want to do with my time. Spending time with my grandchildren, doing volunteer work and realizing that each day is such a gift and I am feeling the gratitude of all blessings."

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • GWYNETH WHITE

    "I’ve more time to spend gardening and with my neighbourhood children."

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    HAPPIER

  • ELIZABETH MCCUE

    "My husband Edward had a stroke in 2002 which left him disabled on his right side and he also lost his speech. After 16 months between hospitalization and rehab he was able to come home. We took the bull by the horns and started to travel and enjoy our retirement. We had been very active, hiking, skiing, golfing etc. None of this was possible and we decided to take a cruise and loved it. We went on many cruises(spent our children’s inheritance) and enjoyed our retirement. We are now 83 and 84 and enjoying life and happiness."

    GROWING

    WORLDLIER

  • DEB MILNE

    "I find that the older I get, the more patience and understanding I feel I have. I make more time for others and I enjoy thinking that I’m never too old to change for the better."

    GROWING

    KINDER

  • SHARANA BASAPPA

    "Getting old and having grey hair is all part of life experience one should cherish. And most importantly one should share with the loved ones.

     

    Growing older is so much fun, no real responsibility other than to our own health, and so much to see in the world and learn from other cultures by traveling to as many countries as possible. I feel there is always something to learn even in my old age and share that experience with grandchildren and others.

     

    When I was 36 I had the good fortune to become a Lead Electrical Engineer but lacked the grey hair to be truly accepted by the team that I was leading at a young age. Now looking back, I have complete grey hair and still look young, because of my life experience and general health. I play sports regularly; my message to youngsters is one should spend at least 30 to 45 minutes every day from a very young age to take care of your physical wellbeing.

     

     

    There is so much to enjoy in life if your health is good particularly in old age. Health is Wealth, is my message to all who are aspiring to be old gracefully."

    GROWING

    WISER

  • KATHARINA RIEDYK

    "I’m looking forward to just being able to be myself and not having to worry about how I fit in. It is also great that I can do whatever I want, when I want to do it, and no one telling me how to do it their way. My time will be my own. It’s a wonderful gift isn’t it?"

    GROWING

    WISER

  • PAMELA PRATT

    "The one thing I enjoy about getting older is the contentment and peacefulness. I learn to take what life throws me and deal with it instead of getting mad or angry about it."

    GROWING

    KINDER

  • PHYLLIS SCHAFER

    "What I like about growing older is that I am more at peace in my own mind. I don’t worry how I am being perceived as much as I used to worry. I am more tolerant and kindness is my mantra."

    GROWING

    KINDER

  • KRISHNA GUPTA

    "With age I feel, I’m in control of my life, happier, self-content, taking care of my health, have more time to enjoy nature, especially I’m exploring all the different river valley trails in Edmonton and plan to take my grandchildren when they're able to come with me."

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  • LINDA EKLUND

    "Growing older to me is a gift. After all the years you strive to live through your early years as a daughter & sibling, then successful in the many years in school, your chosen career, as a wife & mother & grandmother, there comes a time when you can look back at all of the blessings you have had. Now I look forward to the next stage of my life where All I have learned sees me into & through my senior years. The experiences I have had make up all of the memories that give me joy. To be able to be thankful for my good health, for being able to have that which is needed to live the rest of my life. I remember a time when my father showed me a tape measure & said the life expectancy for a woman at that time was 80 years. I was 24. See all the years you still have to live? Now I look at that same tape measure, I am 67, where did the those years go!!"

    GROWING

    WISER

  • RUDOLF STEYN

    "More time to complete woodworking projects!"

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    HAPPIER

  • CHERYL WHITELAW

    "I see aging as an expedition. While the process of aging seems like a sure thing, I like discovering what is possible with each year that comes. The decisions that people make in middle of life shape what life becomes as you get older. It has been a big part of my motivation to support people to age well through movement - to stay curious, find what is possible and to enjoy moving. Movement is life - it feels good to stay active, learn and grow."

    GROWING

    STRONGER

  • JOAN EALES

    “At my age of 83, I feel that my role at this time of my life is to be a link from the history I have known in my life and career to the future for my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. The future is yet to be, but the possibilities are endless. What an exciting time to be alive!”

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • JOSIE RICHARDSON

    “What I like about growing older is the opportunity to count my blessings. I was always so busy planning for the future that I forgot to pay attention to what I needed now. One day, after returning home from a vacation, I was stopped dead in my tracks. I got the news that my husband had terminal cancer. I could not believe it. He was 64.

     

    Then weird things started to happen. By chance I was invited to a retreat in Banff that focused on finding your values. Then I chatted with a friend at my book club and was made aware of volunteer opportunities available at SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA). The world was making itself known. Based on my values, I knew that in order for me to be happy, I needed adventure, connection, harmony, learning, laughter and organization. I joined SWESA immediately.

     

    My position as Front Desk Volunteer evolved to include secretary to the Governance Committee and before I knew it President! The friends I made at SWESA have carried me through my darkest hours. I am grateful to all the people who have been there supporting me. I love the organization for what it offers; not only to members, but also to the community. My life has been richer because of them. I am truly blessed and grateful.”

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    HAPPIER

  • BEVERLY CRAIG

    "What I look forward to about growing old is TIME. For so many years there was never enough of it.  My husband Al and I have spent most of our interesting 53 years of marriage in Edmonton, raising 3 children; with one year in Kingston, Ontario and one year in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

     

    We have 4 grandchildren with whom we have developed a close and loving relationship. My 31-year career as a registered nurse filled my need to make people comfortable and happy.  It is something I still find myself doing without a second thought and sometimes without even being asked! As many of my friends and family have told me, it is TIME to put myself on that list.

     

    In June, I will be 80 years old.  It is TIME. Time to focus on my love of writing stories, scrapbooking, reading, long walks. Time to catch up on the fast-moving technology field.  Yes, I am growing old and it will be fabulous!"

    GROWING

    HAPPIER

  • MARGARET BRESE

    "What I like about getting older is that I can look forward to seeing my grandchildren being married. I also look forward to celebrating my daughter and son-in-law's 25th anniversary this year."

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    HAPPIER

  • NIRMALA PATIL

    "I am looking forward to growing older because after working for so many years, it's time to take care of myself, have fun by doing what I wanted to do for so long. Now that I have time, I will pursue fun-loving things. Spending time with my grandkids, friends, and family and traveling. Experiences that life teaches are very valuable. Being at this age makes you wiser and stronger."

    GROWING

    STRONGER

  • GRAHAM PARDOE

    "Looking to retirement and traveling more."

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    HAPPIER

  • NEL MANDZIUK

    "Although I am still fairly mobile since moving into a Seniors’ Lodge, I have been able to get an idea of what may be in my future by observing how my fellow residents cope with varying stages of decreasing mobility, as well as some who have been able to maintain good health and mobility into their late nineties. A large variety of recreational activities are available, including bus trips to places around Edmonton I have never been before."

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    HAPPIER

  • VERNA PETER 

    "As I grow older, I have begun to appreciate the disciplines, habits, choices, and a life purpose that all have accumulated to form my life experiences.

     

    As I now draw generously from that encyclopedia  called life experiences, I find, as a widowed senior, my day-to-day life is rich and fulfilling in many areas of interest.

     

    I will draw only on one particular facet of senior life that has been very rewarding:  daily piano practice.  As a second career, I worked toward piano-teaching certification after all my earlier years of piano study.  Unexpectedly, this ended up as 50-plus years of private teaching.

     

    Now in my retirement, I review my teaching and performing repertoire, and have added new piano stylings, such as jazz and rag-time.  I am amazed how therapeutic this discipline has been for me.  Not only has it kept arthritis at bay, actual music-making continues to relieve times of emotional stress, sadness and depression, gives joy, and has given me mental stimulation as an added bonus. 

     

    This part of growing older has not only benefited me personally, but I find an outlet that contributes to the happiness and well-being of others as I play for sing-alongs, entertain at Seniors’ Centers, and even get requests from neighbors to open my windows when practicing.  They jokingly choose their favorite Chopin Waltz or Ragtime composer as they tend their flower-beds 

     

    All in all, I am thankful for the many blessings and joys of growing older."

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  • NICK CHRAPKO

    "As I grow older, I look forward to lots of stuff. Less hair translates into fewer bad hair days. Less teeth, less toothaches. Less jogging, less runner to buy. Less appetite, smaller food bill. No drivers license, no car repairs or gas to pay for. Edmonton City transit if free. Is this a great city, or what?

     

    Vanity and intimidation are a thing of the past. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me. I look at the lines on my face as signs of wisdom, not wrinkles. I’m a lot smarter with age, I plan to put that to good use soon but I’m not sure how yet. I am very fortunate to be blessed with relatively good health, so I’m looking forward to being an active older persons’ advocate and protector for a long time yet, into the vast future of the unknown…the twilight zone? Who knows what’s next…no one…but I for one am looking forward to whatever it may be. It would help if at least it was visible, get it?

     

    Probably most of all I am looking forward to sharing my story with others. Some will be funny, some will be sad, but all will be cherished. To the reader: if this makes no sense, just imagine what I will write 20 years from now; I’m planning on it."

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  • DEBRA PEDEN-DIXON

    "After raising 4 children, holding down a full time job, attending all the sporting events, school events, summer holidays etc etc, my husband and I were able to rekindle our romance! We are active seniors, have a winter home down south and I was able to pursue my love for music and have met numerous musicians that I can interact with.

    Life is great!"

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    HAPPIER

  • RATNA BASAPPA

    "I lived and grew up in a joint family in India with the grandparents and they acted as the head of the household. The elders are supported by the younger members of the family and them in turn play a key role in their lives. This is common practice. I call this senior aging in place.

     

    I enjoyed spending plenty of time with my grandparents listening to their life stories and experiences. Their advice and support were precious. 

    Being that I am a first-generation immigrant and proud citizen of Canada for 48 years.  My children grew up without grandparents as they were not able to come to Canada. My children acknowledge the gap and they want to make sure that their children will not miss being with grandparents.

     

    As a grandparent, I am fortunate to have the opportunity by playing key role in my grandchildren’s life by teaching the best of both worlds and culture, sharing my experiences, and be part of their life.

    It's an incredible feeling being old and the respect and caring you get from family and from others. I feel happier when I am with grandkids, family, and friends. I am thoroughly enjoying my retirement life, not dealing with the daily grind at work.

     

    I found that there are numerous benefits to growing old. From enjoying more free time for travel, family, volunteer to help others, and new hobbies to gaining a new sense of self-confidence to do what you want, in our later years."

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  • JUMANA GULAMHUSEIN

    "I am so fortunate to be able to be a part of this very special and lucky group of friends. Growing older is a bonus that we have been given, to enjoy life, family and friends as well as our neighbours and community. I now have time to enjoy so many things, to travel, to leisurely enjoy the company of friends and family without having to keep tabs on time. Also enjoying our beautiful world and all that it offers. Lastly time for my wonderful grandchildren whom I adore."

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    HAPPIER

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Age Friendly Edmonton is part of the global World Health Organization Age-friendly movement that strives toward a world that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. 

In 2013, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council entered into a partnership to join this global movement and actively support the inclusion, diversity and well-being of seniors. Age Friendly Edmonton is striving toward an Edmonton that’s happier, safer, warmer, and friendlier for people of all ages.

 
 

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