The nuclear family as we define it now, with mom, dad, and kids often isolated from extended family, was not the norm for most of human history.
Our fragmenting into smaller and smaller, and ever more isolated, family units has hurt us. All of us grow less autonomous and needier with age. Words like “inconvenient” and “burden”, used for decades to justify legalized abortion, are now being used for others.
The baby boomers, that make up today’s elderly, who is caring for them? Our loneliness epidemic is, even more, a cultural problem than a math problem.
From the time I spent, knocking on doors, I realized that Seniors are such an integral part of our WARD 7 community as far as their knowledge, especially those that have lived here for so long. While the healthcare system is a mandate of the Provincial government, the city has to identify ways to make the lives of our seniors more vibrant here. Seniors don’t have to leave this town that they love so much and that they’ve raised their families in.