Many people have negative ideas and attitudes about aging. Positive images of aging can help get rid of myths and stereotypes that harm older people. For example, some people believe that getting older means being inactive, unhealthy, and dependent – but this is rarely the case. In fact, seniors in B.C. are living longer, healthier, more independent lives than ever before.
Older people make important contributions to society, as friends and companions, neighbours, advisors, family members, caregivers, volunteers, employers and employees, business owners, artists, musicians, and community leaders. Celebrating seniors is an important way to promote positive images of aging.
Profiles of BC Seniors
These profiles celebrate the achievements of some very active seniors in B.C.