Canada Day is this weekend and many seniors are looking for ways to celebrate this special day. Canada Day, on July 1st, celebrates the uniting of the three separate colonies of Canada. These are Nova Scotia and New Brunswick...
New Zealand is a dream destination for food and wine connoisseurs. Where the best wine in New Zealand is found is a matter of opinion, but if you’re planning a trip to this idyllic country, rest assured that you...
When we are born, none of us slide into the world with labels stating who we will be as adults. No matter what our parent's plans for us would be, we are the ultimate chooser of our destiny. Although...
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on UnsplashTravel USED to be fairly straightforward before coronavirus-- you chose your destination(s), then your mode of transportation.Somewhat simple perhaps. Both mode and place have been severely compromised.   My wife and I had our retirement plans pretty much laid...
Doug and I looked for a motorhome for a long time to find one that was within our budget and would accommodate how we wanted to use it. Unfortunately when we bought “the perfect one”  we didn’t realize how...
Vera is in her late eighties and a regular attendee of the weekly singing sessions I run in her care home. She sings with gusto and humour but often, we share memories of songs, she will lapse into melancholic...
Family caregivers are stressed. They spend almost half of each month on tasks such as shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping and transportation. Almost all family caregivers help with dressing, personal hygiene and getting in and out of bed. The average...
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Golf: Mind Your Body

Recently I talked about Speed Golf for golfers over age 75. Seriously, you should not try this at home. By age 75, both men and women have to be wary of what may hurt their bodies. Many women (and too...
When you’re planning for the festive season, remember that older parents and other aging loved ones often have different needs than our children or we do.      Because they’re such an important part of our sense of family and the holidays,...
Covid and dreary weather keeping you in? Well, maybe you’ve forgotten how to be good to  yourself. Or you have forgotten what fun you can have at home doing activities. Believe it or not,  Legos makes sets for adults...