Do you enjoy Senior Living magazine?
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Welcome to our new Discussion section. To kick things off, I'd appreciate hearing what you think about Senior Living magazine. I often get comments from people on the phone or in person, but it would be great to get some written comments from our readers. Please tell us what you like most about the magazine, as well as any suggestions for improvement.
For Your Interest: June 1st marked the 5th anniversary of Senior Living on Vancouver Island -- it's hard to believe that we have been publishing for 5 whole years! During this time period, we expanded the magazine from just the Victoria area, to as far north as Campbell River and more than doubled our circulation. Just over 2 years ago, we launched a second magazine in the Greater Vancouver area and it has almost reached our Island magazine in circulation numbers. We estimate, between the two magazines, a monthly readership of about 120,000. Four years ago, we held our first Senior Living festival, which has grown in size and popularity every year. In November 2007, we published our first book - To Move or Not to Move; A Helpful Guide for Seniors Considering Their Residential Options. This proved to be of great interest to the community and we sold out our first 2,000 copies in the first year. We recently revised the book and launched a BC version. These are just some of the milestones of our company. We have certainly appreciated the support of the community in all our endeavors. We look forward to being around for many years to come. Thank you everyone, and, once again, welcome to our new Discussion Forum.
Barbara Risto, Senior Living Publisher
I pick up the magazine each month and enjoy some articles but find myself flipping over pages because it seems there are so many stories about interesting but monied folk! Not all readers can afford those trips, those great gardens, that lifestyle. I like Goldie's column. There is so must history behind us seniors, so many experiences from the years gone by. There are stories there so why not encourage us old dears to tell all. And how about some humour - let's have a laugh. Silver Threads downtown used to have a monthly newsletter with a page by "The Old Curmudgeon", full of belly laughs. The newsletter has gone but the Old C must be around and happy to contribute to Senior Mag.
I have to confess I read Senior Living every opportunity I get and I'm just turned 50! I just happened upon it at the Nellie McClung library and got hooked from the first read. The stories about people right in our community are so interesting and varied. Every story is an experience - truly. I read every article and haven't found any that I didn't enjoy for one reason or another. Keep up the good work Senior Living. We need this kind of inspiration, especially as we get older. My son even picks it up when he's over for a visit and he reads it cover to cover - so it's a magazine that people of all ages can enjoy. When I see what some people much older than I am have accomplished and how they are still as active as ever, it makes me less anxious about the future. If I can do only half of what some of them do, I have lots to look forward to! Thanks again publishers of Senior Living for reminding us that life isn't over after you hit 50, or 65, or 75, or... There's 40 year olds that act like they're 75, and 75 year olds that act like they're 40 -- I hope I'll be in the second group!
Please include a crossword puzzle. There have been puzzles in the past but not in the current issue. Have to keep these brains working!
Yes we enjoy your seniors living magazine very much keep up the good work. Steve
We enjoy your mag immensely! Most informative and helpful (especially last month's issue, with all the individually categorized senior assisted living residences). What ever happened to the Rattly bang bang article??
I look forward to the magazine each month. The articles are timely, informative, and well-written. Keep up the great work!
I get the mag online each month and especially enjoy the youtube videos. I also pick up the magazine which has more to read.
The discussion forum here online concerns me. It was a good idea originally but many of the forums are no longer "discussions" but purely advertisements, and also there have been some that have been very inappropriate and should be blocked.
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