I am a walker, walking has trained me to notice. Noticing has connected me with nature. Paying attention has inspired creative writing [...]
About Ellen RyanEllen Ryan, a gerontologist and semi-retired professor, sees later life as a time of opportunity for reflection, creativity, growth, connectedness, and contribution. She has been invited to speak about social participation and aging in community internationally and by Hamilton Council on Aging, Hamilton Third Age Learning, Hamilton Seniors Advisory Committee, Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre, Halton Seniors Advisory Committee, Na’amat Hamilton (Jewish Women’s Group), local churches, and various programs at McMaster University.
Ellen Ryan In my research career, I identified the use of baby-talk with frail older adults (Elder Speak), perhaps intended to be [...]
Models of resilient aging focus on later life as a time of both losses and gains, a time of using lessons of long life to manage losses, a time to make the most of gains, a time of passing on lessons.