It was a momentous accomplishment, a global wheelchair odyssey spanning 34 countries, four continents and 40,000 kilometres. Rick Hansen’s 1985 Man in Motion Tour raised $26 million for spinal cord research. Thirty years later, the former Paralympian remains as passionate as ever about educating the public, funding ongoing research and championing access for the physically disabled.
That’s not so say there haven’t been challenges along the way. Like the rest of us as we grow older, Rick has had to revaluate his priorities and shift strategies, keeping the end game in sight while embracing change. Change was already in the air the minute he returned from 26 months on the road. Read More
Ruby Attwood was feeling drab when she asked her friend Pennie Hanna to snap a tight-lipped photo and email it to *INSPIRED Senior Living* magazine to enter the Makeover Contest in March. She had no idea the simple act would change her life.
A resident of Victoria’s Rose Manor, Ruby has lived a full and interesting life, one blessed by excellent health in all but one area: her teeth. Years of receding gums and ill-fitting dentures had left her mouth in chaos and pain. A positive person by nature, Ruby was so embarrassed by her teeth she rarely smiled, especially for the group photos so often taken at residence events.
When she chose to share these personal details in her makeover email, Ruby touched *INSPIRED* Publisher Barbara Risto’s heart. She also set in motion a series of behind-the-scenes events that would profoundly impact the Scottish emigre’s quality of life. READ MORE
3rd Edition of To Move or Not to Move
Available for the first time on Amazon Kindle! Or if you prefer a physical copy, Order your copy now
Are you a BC senior who has been wondering lately whether you should consider moving? Perhaps the maintenance of your current home is more difficult due to diminishing ability or energy. Or you may want a lifestyle that allows you more freedom and less responsibility. In either case, this book will help you ask the important questions and find the solution that is right for you.
For seniors, or families of seniors, this book is the ideal place to start asking the questions and discovering the answers.
Message from a Reader
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest publication. I have kept quite a few of the articles, for myself as well as to share with others. My Danish sister-in-law, who lives in Edmonton, will love the “Finding Hyggee In Denmark” story, by James Ellsworth. I recently gave her a book on Hygge so this is timely. The Legacy Giving article by Amber Adams clearly talks about the types and timing of charitable donations. And Pat Nicol always connects - sharing her thoughts on living joyously.
Still more: Sharing Family Stories, by Diane Salter (I’ll be sharing this with my Mom, brothers and their wives) and I’m planning to buy Mike McCardell’s book: “None of This Was Planned”, as talked about in the article Lauren P. MacLellan contributed. And all of the other articles were meaningful too! The Angel For A Day, by Kate Robertson, is so very inspiring and encouraging - after reading what Diane Falk has done in the medical profession to help patients and their families.
So really, this entire magazine is full of valuable information about valuable people. I’m just feeling bad now because I’m not listing the rest of the terrific articles...but the good news is they are all online to read!
Thank you for presenting such quality contributions and feel-good reading.
Gail (Lovig) Eskelson
BLOG The Powerful Purchasing Influence of 55+ Women
If you haven’t taken time lately to study who is buying your product or service, you may be surprised to discover that one of the most prominent drivers in today’s economy is women over the age of 55. If 55+ women are not on your marketing radar, now is the time to revise your strategy. This is an opportunity too big to miss. Companies that fail to acknowledge the purchasing power of this demographic will find their market share eroded by those companies that make an effort to understand and meet the needs of this influential customer. READ MORE