The "Living History" of 20 senior citizens from Lakefield and area is now in written biographical format, thanks to a partnership between Community Care Lakefield, Lakefield College School and journalist Judy Steed.
Students had earlier learned interview techniques from Judy Steed, an award winning journalist who has written extensively for such publications as the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.
Lakefield College School
was approached last year to partner with Community Care
and Judy Steed
Judy Steed, who has a year round cottage in the area, is an award winning journalist and author.
A feature writer at the Globe and Mail from 1981-89, and at the Toronto Star from 1989 to 2008, Judy is the recipient of four National Newspaper Award citations for feature writing.
was awarded the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, which enabled her
to study Aging for one year.
asked questions such as, Where are the best places in the world to grow old, and why?
travelled to Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm and London.
series, titled Boomer Tsunami, generated the biggest response of any Atkinson series in the history of the fellowship.