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With seniors’ centres across the province closed, older adults have lost access to critical social experiences and physical activity. Eastern Ontario reporter David Rockne Corrigan speaks with seniors adapting to life in isolation. “Marjorie Salmon, 92, has been a member of Kingston’s Seniors Association for nearly 30 years and says she would normally be there four days a week,” he writes. “‘It’s a big part of my life,’ she says. ‘I think, when you live alone, it’s essential to have somewhere you can go to meet people. I really miss it.’”
Youth centres across the province are closed, separating vulnerable children from critical supports. “With so many spaces closed,” writes Priya Iyer, “Mahum Ahmed, 27, a clinical youth-outreach worker in Peel Region, was most concerned for youth in traumatic situations, such as abusive homes, or transient housing. ‘They don’t have an out anymore,’ she says.”
This weekend on TVO
Saturday, 9 p.m. — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” is one of the most recognized photographs in the world — a portrait that came to represent America's Great Depression. Yet few know the story of the photographer. Directed and narrated by Lange's granddaughter, this two-hour film reveals the personal price of her creative achievements.
Sunday, 10 p.m. — Much Too Young
In this unflinching documentary, four young adults tell their stories of becoming caregivers for ailing parents. “It’s not something any young person envisions for themselves in their twenties,” says Kathryn who, at 27, looks after her mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “I feel like it’s impossible.”