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A Self-Reliant Man

By Hans Tammemagi on Apr 21, 2017

A large maple — we call him the Captain — commands the backyard and provides welcoming shade for our deck. His leafy limbs rise high above our two-storey house and his girth and rugged character suggest solidity and permanence. Read more...


The Job of Volunteering

By Bill Levine on Apr 18, 2017

Retiring would be okay because I could concentrate my energies on the gung-ho effort needed to secure a great volunteering opening. I wanted to make up for my community service gap. Read more...


Telegraph Cove Calling

By Joan Boxall on Apr 3, 2017

Telegraph Cove lies on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island at the entrance way to Johnstone Strait. How you enter depends on your landlubber or sea salt status. Read more...


Horse Assisted Hiking in the Rainbow Range

By Estelle Noakes on Apr 3, 2017

Some adventures call out to the heart and feed the soul and this was one of them. I had glimpsed the magical landscape of the Rainbow Range, about 400km west of Williams Lake, during a short hike in 1996 and yearned for over 20 years to return and explore further into the heart of these painted mountains, preferably by horseback. Read more...


Island Adventure: Cape Breton Style

By Kate Robertson on Apr 3, 2017

I’m snuggled in a comfy chair in a (stranger’s) living room, listening to some of the best toe-tapping fiddle music I’ve ever heard. It’s at this point that I get that I-want-to-live-in Cape Breton sensation – the feeling of community here is beguiling. Read more...


Get Healthier While You Sleep

By Eve Lees on Apr 3, 2017

Studies show sleep deprivation can affect our memory, reaction time, judgment, the ability to reason logically, mathematical and verbal skills, and the ability to handle stress. Read more...


Acknowledging Loss

By Wendy Johnstone on Apr 3, 2017

The experience of loss, regardless of age, can cause emotional pain or a disruption in our lives. Losses can be minor or major and relative to how the person experiencing the loss perceives it. Read more...


Five Low-Impact Cardio Exercises

By Lorne Marr on Mar 23, 2017

You want to get out there and get moving. You want to get back into shape. You want to feel better. But, like all of us, you've accumulated a wealth of little aches, pains, creaks and cracks that present over time. Read more...


Grandtravelling: Machu Picchu

By Kate Robertson on Mar 16, 2017

Intergenerational travelling or grandtravelling, as it’s sometimes called, is becoming increasingly popular. According to Despina Gakopoulos, public relations representative for Road Scholar, “Travelling and spending more time with grandchildren are most often at the top of the list of things people want to do when they have more free time. Read more...


Sex After Sixty

By Sarah Kay Elliott on Mar 16, 2017

When I was much younger, I could not even imagine my grandmothers having sex with their spouses. Now that I am a grandmother, I can’t imagine how I believed this idea of “old” people not having any sex. So I am sharing my personal story to help dispel any myths or taboos on this subject of “senior sex.” Read more...


My Mid-Life Dabble in Online Romance

By David Mathews on Mar 10, 2017

For the umpteenth time in umpteen months, I received that same provocative invitation to click my way to true love. Previous encounters ended poorly. Did I really want to take a look at this new match who blinked her way onto my computer screen? “Damn it.” I couldn't resist. Read more...


Finding Love Online

By Robin Roberts on Mar 7, 2017

Seniors are increasingly drawn to online dating. There are sites especially for us, and among North American adults ages 55 to 64, online dating use has doubled since 2013 according to a Pew Research Center Survey. Read more...


Oasis in the Heart of Hong Kong

By Patti Shales Lefkos on Mar 7, 2017

Even if you can’t stand the heat, there’s no need to get out of the city. A peaceful haven awaits in the midst of an often chaotic metropolis. Listed by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten “must-sees” in Hong Kong, the Chi Lin Nunnery dates from the 1930s but was rebuilt in the style of the Tang Dynasty in 1998. Read more...


He Moved In

By Michele Sprague on Mar 7, 2017

We knew there would be adjustments. After all, we’re over 60 years old and this is our second marriage. But we didn’t realize what it would be like to combine two households into one, small condo… and two lives. Read more...


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