2018年6月27日 星期三


Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health
Having friends is a critically important contributor to good health and longevity.

The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health
Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.

Loneliness Can Be Deadly for Elders; Friends Are the Antidote
As friends lose touch or die, older people can forge new bonds. Those relationships appear critical to physical and psychological health.

2018年6月25日 星期一



2018年6月17日 星期日

《小倉山房詩集 27 覺老》



瞢腾,读音méng téng

【瞢腾】的意思是: 瞢腾 méng téng 形容模模糊糊,神志不清。   

2018年5月21日 星期一

Meet Bon and Pon: the Japanese retirees making coordinated outfits

Meet Bon and Pon: the Japanese retirees making coordinated outfits ...

1 hour ago - Couple have more than 700000 Instagram followers and are launching their own line in Japanese department store.

The perfect match: Bon and Pon in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian

1 hour ago - The couple started coordinating their outfits in 2016 but have shared a love of fashion since they met and fell in love 38 years ago.

The 'silver surfers' riding high on Instagram fame - BBC News - BBC.com

Mar 7, 2017 - Their names rhyme, their clothes match - Japanese couple Bon and Pon are putting a smile on the social media world with their perfectly ...

Bon Pon Matching Japanese Couple Fashion Inspiration - Refinery29

https://www.refinery29.com › Best of Instagram › Fashion › Trend Tracker
Mar 7, 2017 - Together for 37 years, this couple is showing their affections in a totally cute and Insta-ready way.

bon・pon (@bonpon511) • Instagram photos and videos

719.9k Followers, 151 Following, 240 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from bonpon(@bonpon511)

Meet Bon and Pon, The Elderly Japanese Couple Going Viral On ...

March 13, 2017. We usually aren't big fans of couple wear – sure, no one's stopping you from showing off to the world that you're head-over-heels in love, but do ...

BonとPon 公式ブログ Powered by LINE - LINE BLOG

3 days ago - 夫=Bon 妻=Pon 結婚記念日:1980年5月11日服の色や柄を合わせた夫婦コーデ。 お金をかけないオシャレを楽しんでいます。

BBC Trending - Meet Bon and Pon - the stylish Japanese... | Facebook

Meet Bon and Pon - the stylish Japanese couple who are taking the internet by storm.

2018年5月17日 星期四

水牛 社區老人群 銅雕 王秀杞

王秀杞- 维基百科,自由的百科全书

】木-03-07. 音讀. ㄑ|ˇ. 釋義. 見「枸杞」、「杞柳」。 ※枸杞: 植物名。茄科枸杞屬,落葉灌木。高一至三公尺,葉具短柄,披針狀長橢圓形或倒卵形。花淡紫色,漿果 ...

2018年5月13日 星期日

How nursing homes deal with bullies 養老院中的霸凌問題

SAN FRANCISCO – The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty.

It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising was that the perpetrators and victims alike were all senior citizens.
Nursing homes, senior centers and housing complexes for the elderly have introduced programs, training and policies aimed at curbing spates of bullying, an issue once thought the exclusive domain of the young.
“There’s the clique system just like everywhere else,” said Betsy Gran, who until recently was assistant director at San Francisco’s 30th Street Senior Center. “It’s like ‘Mean Girls,’ but everyone is 80.”
After the cafeteria exiles and karaoke brouhahas, the 30th Street Center teamed up with a local nonprofit, the Institute on Aging, to develop an anti-bullying program. All staff members received 18 hours of training that included lessons on what constitutes bullying, causes of the problem and how to manage such conflicts. Seniors were then invited to similar classes, held in English and Spanish, teaching them to alert staff or intervene themselves if they witness bullying. Signs and even place mats around the center now declare it a “Bully Free Zone.”
“I think in the past I would have just stayed out of it,” said Mary Murphy, 86, a retired real estate agent who took the classes. “Now I might be inclined to help.”
Robin Bonifas, a social work professor at Arizona State University and author of the book “Bullying Among Older Adults: How to Recognize and Address an Unseen Epidemic,” said existing studies suggest about 1 in 5 seniors encounters bullying. She sees it as an outgrowth of frustrations characteristic in communal settings, as well a reflection of issues unique to getting older. Many elderly see their independence and sense of control disappear and, for some, becoming a bully can feel like regaining some of that lost power.
“It makes them feel very out of control,” Bonifas said, “and the way they sort of get on top of things and make their name in this new world is intimidating, picking on people, gossiping.”
There is far less recognition of bullying as a problem among seniors compared with young people. Even among those who have been called bullies, many are unaware how problematic their behavior is until it’s labeled. Campaigns around the country have sought to spread the word, including a booklet circulated last year by the National Center for Assisted Living.
“In the life cycle, it doesn’t go away,” said Katherine Arnold, a member of the city Human Rights Commission in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, which created a public service announcement on its community-access station that included a portrayal of a man who was excluded from a card game and became the subject of gossip by other seniors. “There’s really not a lot of escape.”
Most senior bullying isn’t physical but rather involves name-calling, rumors and exclusion, said Pamela Countouris, a longtime schoolteacher who now runs a Pittsburgh-based consultancy that offers training on bullying. Women constitute the bulk of the bullies Countouris encounters among seniors, a reflection of lifespan disparities and the gender makeup of those who live at or participate in programs at senior facilities.
Countouris’ business began with a focus on school bullying but now centers exclusively on seniors. In the next month alone, she has more than a dozen training sessions planned.
After four years immersed in the wrath of older bullies, Countouris has heard all manner of stories. At a senior high-rise, a woman who saw herself as the queen of the parking garage would key the cars of those who crossed her. Elsewhere, laundry rooms became vicious places where the bullied had their detergent stolen and their clothes thrown on the floor. Bingo rooms so often devolved into battlefields – with lucky newcomers badgered and accused of cheating by veteran players – she came to call it “the devil’s game.”
“I didn’t realize it was an underground society where people could be mean to each other,” Countouris said.
In the worst cases, bullying goes far beyond bingo squabbles. Marsha Wetzel moved into a senior apartment complex in Niles, Illinois, after her partner of 30 years died and her partner’s family evicted her from the home the couple shared. At Glen St. Andrew Living Community, she said she was met with relentless bullying by residents mostly focused on her being a lesbian.
One man hit Wetzel’s scooter with his walker and unleashed a barrage of homophobic slurs. A woman rammed her wheelchair into Wetzel’s table in the dining room and knocked it over, warning “homosexuals will burn in hell.” In the mailroom, someone knocked her in the head, and in an elevator, she was spit on.
“I’d just go in my room and barricade my door and just pray,” said Wetzel, now 70 and living at a senior complex in Chicago. “I just felt like a slug, like I was nothing, like I wasn’t even human.”
Lambda Legal, which defends LGBTQ rights, took on Wetzel’s case and sued Glen St. Andrew, claiming Fair Housing Act violations. A federal judge dismissed the suit last year. An appeals court decision is pending.
Wetzel had seen such bullying throughout her life. She dropped out of high school when she became a punching bag for the girls who learned she was a lesbian. As a senior, she said, it felt even more traumatic – and the bullies even more vicious. She had a view of a cemetery from her window and would stare at it, thinking maybe only when she arrived there would she find peace.

“It’s like ‘Mean Girls,’ but everyone is 80.”
Nursing homes, senior centers and housing complexes for the elderly have introduced programs, training and policies aimed at curbing spates of…

2018年4月1日 星期日

幸福就在大腦裡? dw


(德國之聲中文網)我微笑,我就幸福了?如果是的,那麼,我到底有多幸福呢?另外,我感到的是哪一種幸福?研究人員們將這種感覺區分為兩種:於利希(Jülich)研究中心大腦和行為研究所所長埃克豪夫(Simon Eickhoff)教授解釋說,"一種是暫時的幸福經歷,即此刻的愉覺;另一種形式的幸福感與我們的遺傳有關,與個人的特性有關,是一種較為長期的態度,而不是短暫的興奮。"說到底,幸福以及對幸福的追求是人類行為的主要動機。
















所以,幸福是一種復雜的綜合游戲。埃克豪夫教授表示,要是能將我們的心理經歷- 幸福、害怕、快樂- 歸於腦內的某個區域,並說,這個區域活躍了,所以,我現在正經歷幸福,那當然好啦,"但可惜,事情沒那麼簡單。"他總結說,不論我們有多少先進技術手段,能進行各種分析,但只有我們每個人才能判斷,自己是否以及如何幸福,-至少從純主觀的角度看是這樣的。