Excerpt from June 2017 Outreach E-Newsletter
The word senior is an adjective describing someone “of a more advanced age i.e. he is 20 years senior to X" or “holding a high and
authoritative position i.e. a senior official". Senior is also a noun “a person who is a specified number of years older than someone else.”
When I was a “senior” in high school, I looked forward to adulthood with its “senior” component. Grandmother Irena organized performances within the Ukrainian community into her late 70’s. At age 57, grandmother Tasia was working on her masters in French languages and drove her 1st car to California to reconnect with her sister separated by WWII –all undertaken without a cell phone or credit cards. Grandfather Sylvester was always winning some prize for his beloved rose collection.
Excerpt from May 2017 Outreach E-Newsletter
It was almost like a story out of Star Trek. An international space station is led by a female commander, boldly going where no one has gone before. Peggy Whitson is the 1st woman to command the international space station, and has spent the most hours in space of any human being. Most importantly, she is doing it at the age of 57 – a senior and unemployable in today’s job market terms. If a senior can “command” in space, then why is it so difficult on planet earth for adults 50+ to contribute to society through gainful employment?
Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations /La Société des Organisations des Citoyens Aînés de l’Ontario (OSSCO/SOCAO)
OSSCO/SOCAO is a provincially registered charity. Our tag line "Seniors transforming Ontario through wisdom, insight and experience" reflects our mission and membership.
Founded in 1986, our goal is to improve the quality of life for Ontario seniors through educational programs, research and public policy awareness. Member organizations and individuals represent senior citizen networks, alliances, groups as well as the non-profit, government and private sector organizations who support the diverse and multicultural seniors community.