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Roman Holiday

By John Thomson on Jun 2, 2017

Hollywood idols Gregory and Audrey may have had the run of the place in the 1950s, but we found modern Rome packed with people; try as we may, we couldn’t always escape the hordes. Read more...


Knuckleball

By Dave O'Karma on May 25, 2017

I started working on a knuckleball. Why, you may ask? Does it have anything to do with the recent loss of a job I’ve worked for 30 years? 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...


Poster Boy for Retirement

By Kiana Karimkhani on Dec 1, 2016

When Craig Bassett and his wife retired to the Comox Valley from North Vancouver six years ago, he had never been in a kayak and didn’t own a bike. In the years since (and a few higher quality bikes later), Craig is at the front lines of numerous cycling events. Read more...


Retooling Not Retiring

By James Ellsworth on Jun 1, 2016

Hudson left his job as news director and senior anchor with CTV, Vancouver Island in February 2014, ending a 35-year career as a broadcaster. After the initial shock, Hudson needed to take stock and retool. Read more...


A Place to Call Home

By John Harris on Jan 1, 2016

We were both 65, in good health and had experience working from home. The cloud of my “job change” had a silver lining – I no longer had to commute to work. We began to search housing markets outside of Vancouver. Although I was researching an article on Nanaimo, it wasn’t actually on our radar as a place to live. Read more...


Staying Active in the Okanagan

By Carol Ann Quibell on Nov 1, 2015

If you’re looking for a lifestyle change during the next stage of your life, consider retiring to the Okanagan, where you’ll find moderate temperatures, a small-town friendly atmosphere, affordable housing and a relaxed living environment. Read more...


Retiring in Sidney

By John Harris on Apr 2, 2015

Most of us want to retire “one of these days” and usually it’s “the sooner the better.” After determining “when,” another key question is “where?” BC has plenty of attractive places to settle after leaving work, so in the first of our Community Feature series, we explore Sidney on Vancouver Island. Read more...


Confessions of a Zoomer

By Mary Sawyer Mesheau on May 27, 2014

I have always prided myself on how engaged and “with it” I am. I am 64 and gobble up the news items and magazine articles that tell me to “live” the life, to have a second career, to enjoy an encore career, to follow my passion. Read more...


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