Silver Hair, Don’t Care

Silver Hair, Don't Care
Choosing grey is sexy and inspiring, no matter your age The hair colour du jour is grey – preferably a silky silver. It was once startling among middle-aged celebrities; think Jamie Lee Curtis’s debut more than 10 years ago. Today, platinum hair is practically celebrated among those in pop culture, from trendsetters like Rihanna to the real deal, namely powerful stars,...

Age of Disruption: Boomers Take On Aging and Healthcare

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Baby Boomers have left an indelible imprint upon everything from popular culture to science and technology, business and key issues such as women’s rights, sexism and civil rights. Now they are breaking down one of the last remaining obstacles in their path: aging. Loosely defined as those people born in the post-war period stretching from 1946 to 1964, Boomers comprise...

Passion on the Fly: The Life-Changing Power of Travel

Travels for older adults
Canadians swap “fly and fry” holidays for healthier pursuits Many Canadians in their teens and 20s travel as a rite of passage between finishing school and getting serious about career, family or both. Later in life, the motivation changes. Having been there and done that, mature globetrotters are moved to explore by a bigger purpose, whether it’s to learn, to...

Since You Asked: By the Numbers

Dr. Elaine Chin
Staying Healthy is Up to Doctor You The question: Why is it important to know my lab numbers and how can I use them to benefit my overall health? Dr. Chin: Information is power. If you’re looking for a picture of your true total health and what the future may hold, it’s all in your numbers. What numbers? Your health numbers revealed by...

Crisis Averted: Healthcare Navigators Steer Caregivers In The Right Direction

While not all of us will face a life-changing healthcare crisis – a frightening diagnosis, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s; an elderly parent or partner who needs immediate placement in long-term care; or a loved one with a serious illness – it’s important to understand how your life will change and what you can do. I have seen it...

Shelfies: 3 Products In-Store And Ready To Improve Your Life Today

Copper88: Don’t Sweat it The unique element is in the fibres of the fabric itself. Rather than simply coating the yarn, Copper88 compression garments feature copper embedded in the fibres, so it doesn’t wash out. Why copper? Because it’s antimicrobial and also wicks away moisture, it kills bacteria and dries faster, so it’s also anti-odour. All of that means it...

Move It or Lose It: The Indisputable Link Between Mobility and Successful Aging

Move it or lose it
Ten years into retirement, Patricia Skidmore is still in awe of her ability to make change and lead an active life. Her outlook wasn’t always so hopeful. In her 50s, Skidmore, professor emeritus, Brescia College at the University of Western Ontario, was riddled with pain and resigned to hip replacement or back surgery. “I thought I was headed for a...

Financial Health Opens the Door to Healthy Aging

Boomers are a generation of rule breakers, but there’s one front where Canadian Boomers toe the line: financial health. Yes, Boomers have a well-earned reputation for consumer spending, but Canadians are by nature a little cautious: We’re not thought of as big risk takers and high fliers. This prudent approach to life, combined with an investment industry that tends to...

The Great Debate: Pharmacy and the Well-Informed Patient

Professor Zubin Austin and Samier Kamar
Professor Zubin Austin and pharmacy student Samier Kamar tackle the realities of engaging (and disengaging) the new healthcare consumer. How do you deal with the well-informed patient: one that is smart, well-researched and comes to you with his or her own opinions and questions? Samier Kamar, 4th year PharmD student Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto The well-informed patient is an asset to healthcare. It’s...

The Secret To Resilience: When Life Gets Rough, Live It 10 Minutes At A Time

Hey everybody! I’m Rob. I’m a fully formed human who has recently come to the conclusion that, in spite of my best efforts, I am, in fact, aging. You might be aware of this odd phenomenon as well. I’ve got to say that it came as a complete and utter surprise to me. I am aware that all humans (and...