Moira Welsh is the author of Happily Ever Older, about evolving ways to live in our later years. She is an investigative reporter with the Toronto Star and has written extensively on seniors’ issues, with a focus on long-term care, along with issues related to social justice, health and the environment.
Moira has co-authored investigations that have won three National Newspaper Awards and a Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism. She was a finalist for the Justicia Award for Legal Reporting and the Canadian Hillman Prize for investigative journalism in “service of the common good.”
Happily Ever Older
Moira Welsh will discuss the ageism that created institutions for frail older adults and the new ideas that have been transforming the way people live in their later years. While many of us will remain healthy and live at home, there is a growing conversation about ways to live for those who become vulnerable. Welsh will discuss her book, Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care, describing the philosophies and ideas behind community programs, intergenerational connections and vibrant long-term care homes, all gleaned from her travels across North America and the Netherlands. As the powerful boomer generation turns its attention to its elder years, the philosophies for a good late life are evolving too.
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