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What’s Right in the World

It easy to get swept up in fear and disillusionment … given all the tragedies dominating the news, but your distress isn’t likely going to make things better. So why not turn your attention to some of the good things happening in the world? Here are some examples of good news to boost your morale this week!

  • In cities across the world, a volunteer organization called Cycling Without Age delights seniors by taking them out for spins on special tricycles with comfy seats, so they can enjoy the great outdoors and feel a part of their communities. Founded in Scotland, the group has caught on worldwide and after a break due to the pandemic, many chapters are back in action. In Canada, there are Cycling Without Age chapters in most provinces and there are several in Alberta and BC.
  • Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence innovation that can identify people at a high risk of a heart attack through analysis of eye scans taken during a routine visit to an optician or eye clinic and. Read the study.
  • A new documentary being released this month called Cyber-Seniors details the humorous and heartwarming story of a group of seniors who bravely embark on the challenge of discovering the internet, with the guidance of some teenage volunteers. Don’t miss this one!
  • Researchers at the University of Washington have discovered a drug called rapamycin that can slow the aging process in dogs and potentially add years to their life. The Dog Aging Project, aimed at maximizing health longevity in dogs, may also improve the science of aging in humans. Read the article in National Institute on Aging.