One of the things that emerged in my research is that as we age into our seventies and eighties, we’re a lot better at some things than younger people, and one of them is pattern matching. If you go to see a radiologist, you want a seventy-five-year-old radiologist, not a thirty-five-year-old radiologist, because they’ve seen patterns. They’re much better at detecting cancers.Daniel Levitin Neuroscientist
Edmonton seniors who use city buses and trains to get around are getting a temporary reprieve from a steep hike to transit pass costs.
On Friday, city council members approved a motion that delays bumping up the cost of an annual transit pass for seniors from $136.50 to $374, but only for people who purchased a pass last year as well.
Seniors who haven’t purchased their 2020 pass yet will now be able to buy one at the 2019 price. However, a number of passes at the new price were already sold: refunds will be issued to those who paid the increase.
Ward 1 Coun. Andrew Knack made the motion to freeze the increase for a year after hearing from constituents frustrated by the change.
“Good to know that there were some folks who were able to handle that increase, but we heard from quite a number of seniors who were unable to handle that increase and who weren’t going to be buying it,” Knack said in an interview following the vote by council.
What an inspiration to watch 90 year old Anna Carling do an interpretive dance to Finnish music at her B-day party before inviting us all to join in for folk dancing. pic.twitter.com/NfZoJNChs0
— Deb Schulte MP (@_DebSchulte) February 16, 2020
Today, it was inspiring to meet the passionate and dedicated people running the projects keeping seniors active and engaged under the New Horizons for Seniors’ Pan-Canadian stream. Glad they could share knowledge and best practices with each other in Gatineau. pic.twitter.com/EHPXcCrbwj
— Deb Schulte MP (@_DebSchulte) February 19, 2020
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