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12 Jul Retirement: Making the jump

Some have spent their lives dreaming of the "Freedom 55" club. The chance to travel, spend more time with the grandkids and explore hobbies and passions. Others may have a harder time transitioning from a full-time working life to one of relaxation and open...

08 Jul What’s old is new again

Did you have a favourite pastime in your younger days that gradually slipped away with time and the demands of adulthood? With the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, ballet instructor Barbara Owen (now 75) began offering ballet classes 17 years ago to what she...

07 Jul There’s room to spare

A new study published by the Canadian Mortgage Housing shows that in the last year, the availability of senior’s rental housing has been on an upswing. There’s more good news for anyone considering moving in: In an ongoing trend, homes have been increasing the number...

06 Jul Stay fit to stay young

We’ve all heard the connection between physical and mental fitness. St. Louis-based personal trainer Bret Stanwich is helping to make that goal even easier for local seniors. With a focus on functional fitness, Stanwich provides in-home personal training  featuring exercises designed to be both preventative,...

04 Jul Security tips for silver surfers

These days more and more seniors are going online -- emailing friends, reading digital editions of their favourite papers, even doing a bit of online shopping. With all the fun and conveniences that are to be found, a little caution should still come into play....

25 Feb Laurie Orlov, Aging In Place Technology Watch

Let's get real. We know that the Internet can provide seniors with health information, access to groups coping with like chronic diseases, daily news, how-to instruction, ability to find products and services, address lookups, phone numbers, quick language translations, online games, elder blogs, movies, and...