Common Myths About Older Persons

To enhance my skills in working with older persons, I’ve recently started an online course in gerontology. In the first of 11 modules, I was reminded about the common stereotypes that many people have about seniors. But before we try to influence others, first check our own assumptions and beliefs. How many of the below […]

Why Age Segregation Isn’t a Good Idea

In Florida, I’ve noticed that there is an abundance of 55 and over communities, where the assumption is that older persons only want to live with other older persons.  Maybe this is true for many of us;  after all, our closest friends are usually close to our own age.  The tendency towards age segregation seems […]