Archive for the ‘Ageing’ Category

Senior Citizens are lonely – Many living alone

Dear Friends for Life: 

The problem of loneliness among the elderly is a growing problem around the world. In Britain and the United States, roughly one in three people older than 65 live alone. In the United States, half of those older than 85 live alone. In Japan where I work, the number of elderly people aged 65 or older accounts for 26.7 percent of the 127.11 million total population. China, India, Singapore, South Korea and other countries are facing similar problems.

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Look Closer, See Me!

elderly01Dear Friends for Life:   As you know, being involved in Pro Life work does not just mean to be against abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. It means that we should have real concern for the lives of others. There is new group appearing in many countries who we must remember and love. These are the older ones among us whose bodies are crumbling. Continue reading

The Slippery Slope Continues

Dear Friends for Life:   During the past month, the media has bombarded us with the sympathetic story of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old newlywed with aggressive brain cancer. Lots of emotions floating around between pros and cons. What’s next? Continue reading

Abandonment of the elderly

images-4(5)Dear Friends for Life:   Recently, thousands of senior citizens came to Rome for a special get-together with Pope Francis. They listened as the Pope shared reflections on the importance, the struggles, and the beauty of old age. He said, “Old age, in particular, is a time of grace.” Continue reading