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It’s Everybody’s Business

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Canadian research indicates that between 4 and 10% of older adults experience on or more forms of abuse or neglect at some point in their later years by someone they trust. Approximately 80% of abuse or neglect of older adults is hidden or goes undetected. Only about one in five cases of abuse come to the attention of community agencies and authorities.. In this dvd, you will gain insight into the types of abuse, signs of abuse and have the opportunity to view various vignettes of potential scenarios.. -Developed by the Winnipeg Elder Abuse Strategy Working Group to assist in increasing the...

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Gaining a Heart of Wisdom: Finding Meaning in the Autumn of Your Life

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Gaining a Heart of Wisdom: Finding Wisdom in the Autumn of your Life DVD, 36 min, Study Guide included While growing older has its downside, it also has advantages. Jim Miller draws upon the wisdom of respected writers and sages as well as his own training in gerontology to offer a balanced and affirming look at elder adulthood. His 10 paradoxical principles of healthy aging include, As you learn to let go, you will gain,Your time of decline is a time of ascent, and In the fading light you can see better than ever. Photography from nature encourages viewers to look inward as well as...

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Embracing Aging: Families Facing Change

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Embracing Aging: Families Facing Change DVD, 58 minChange and getting older is inevitable. So how can we make it the best it can be? In this documentary, viewers will meet six families and hear from experts and wise ones who share insights on aging, housing choices, facing illness and cooperating as siblings in the care of aging parents. Residents of a cohousing community for those older than 55 offer attractive alternatives for the aging years. As viewers see other people dealing with aging, they will find new perspectives and models of communicating and making decisions on aging and will...

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View from the Inside: Older Adults

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Does being “”old”” mean that a person is lonely, isolated, in frail health and at the end of their lives? Not according to this delightful and heartwarming video. This study shows a different perspective of what it really means to be “”old””, challenging viewers to rethink their attitudes and beliefs about aging. Through on-camera interviews with seniors, experience seniors who are living happy, healthy and independent lives. While not ignoring the realities of aging, the film presents a much more upbeat vision of the new realities facing today&#

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Keeping the Vision Alive – Saving Healthcare in Canada

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Faith & the Common Good worked for several years – particularly during 2002 – to create an opportunity for inter-faith dialogue on the state of the health care system in Canada so that we could mobilize faith communities to participate in the public process created by the Romanow Commission, raise public awareness of the faith based values underpinning public policy decisions on the health care system, and influence the direction of the national health care system. To this end, we developed an educational video with accompanying workshop guidelines and carried out regional...

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5 MINUTES MORE

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Five Minutes More is a sequel to ‘The Five Minute Project’. It contains five more five-minute stories produced by women from around the world, women who find hope and reason to celebrate. The stories are about two teenaged girls growing up under apartheid in South Africa; a woman in Chile who leaves a violent marriage; a singing teacher in England; a woman in Shanghai trying to balance career and family; and a senior in Cuba who celebrates the dreams of youth in song.

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MINNIE REMEMBERS

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Minnie is a lonely old woman, who lives alone. She remembers the past and thinks of the present as a time when no one even knows she exists or addresses her by name.

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WHEN THE DAY COMES

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This is one of four videos on caregiving and caring communities produced by the National Film Board. This video tells the stories of how four different women are caring for an elderly loved one. They discuss how constant caregiving takes its toll both emotionally and physically and offer some suggestions for self-help.

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SHOPPING BAG LADY

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Mildred Dunnock portrays an old lady who lives under a bridge in Central Park, N.Y., all her belongings in shopping bags. She meets some teenage girls with little sympathy for the old. The film movingly depicts the breaking down of the barriers of age, thoughtlessness and selfishness between one of the girls and the old lady.

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