Sep 12, 2013
By Libby Znaimer
On This Edition of the Zoomer Week in Review:
80 year old Iole Pasquale was was tasered twice by police officers while wandering the streets of Mississauga alone, with a bread-knife in her hands. The incident has sparked a firestorm with many questioning why the police could not subdue an 80 year old woman without resorting to a stun gun. How to de-escalate a situation like this? Libby talks to Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Plus, it was back to school all across Canada this week, and kids aren’t the only ones hitting the books. Many Zoomers are deciding to continue their education as a way to enrich their lives. Libby is joined by Sandra Kerr, the director of the 50+ program at Toronto’s Ryerson University.