The average Canadians has a fairlt long life. This coming of age should be recognized as a triumph rather than a disease. This will present both challenges and opportunities. Older Canadians are valuable members of our communities, yet many are vulnerable to various forms of ageism, abuse, mistreatment and isolation from the same communities that also value them.
This paper provides an overview of two specific consequences often linked to ageism: elder abuse and social isolation.