|Seniors are generally
alone and lonely.
||Most live with a partner.
|Seniors are sick frail
and dependent on others.
||Most live independently.
|Seniors are cognitively
||Most don't suffer enough
of a decline in intellectual abilities to affect daily activities.
|Seniors are set in their
||Studies show that personality
remains relatively consistent throughout the lifespan.
|Seniors are depressed.
||Health Canada reports
lower rates of hospitalization among seniors for depression than
among persons aged 45 and under.
| Learning opportunities
for seniors are not as important as learning opportunities for
|| Learning for a career
or employment is given greater importance and priority than other
reasons for learning.