A retirement group in Essen, Germany has redefined the image of seniors in a 2014 calendar showing residents can be stars when outfitted in silver screen get-ups.
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, and for millions of Americans, it is a day of spending time with family and friends.
But for many seniors, Thanksgiving is a day of loneliness and sadness. According to a 2008 study from Dr. Carla Perissinotto, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California at San Francisco, nearly half of all seniors – 43 per cent – said they felt lonely at least sometimes.
A prevalent problem among today's aging population is elderly people refusing to look after themselves. Once tidy and reasonable, many senior citizens refuse to put on clean garments or bathe regularly. Because the source of the problem can often be as revealing as the solution, both will be analyzed below.