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

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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...

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...

Optimal Aging Means Good Brain Health, Especially For Women

Optimal Aging Means Good Brain Health
Healthy aging is a lifelong process. We want to optimize opportunities for improving and preserving all aspects of health: physical, social and mental wellness and independence. We all want to live a long life, but also, a life that is meaningful, with quality to our days, not merely quantity. How can we promote quality of life and enhance successful life-course...

Road Worthy: New Tests For Mature Drivers Prevent Ageism

No matter what your age, there are few symbols of personal freedom as meaningful as driving a car. An automobile is not just what we rely on to get to work or the grocery store, it also bolsters our independence. The need to maintain self-reliance becomes even more pronounced as we age. For mature drivers, therefore, being able to...

The Essential Guide To Eating Your Way To Healthy Aging

It’s easy for a 20 year old to get away with nutrition abuses – a sugar-laden cinnamon bun for breakfast and greasy slices of pizza for dinner. Later on in life, the body is less forgiving of such indulgences. It’s a reminder that as we get older and wiser, how we eat and what we eat needs to evolve...

Activist Ashton Applewhite Crushes 10 Myths About Aging

Sassy. Smart. No-nonsense. Empowering. Bold. Smart (we said that already?). That string of adjectives describes Ashton Applewhite, the U.S.-born writer-activist who originated This Chair Rocks, the hugely popular anti-ageism project, and wrote the bestseller, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She regularly engages, shocks, informs and delights on her blog, “Yo, Is This Ageist?”  “How ageism warps our view...

Brushes With Greatness: Art Gallery Programs For Those With Dementia Inspires Creativity

Though dementia impairs the way the brain functions, it does not diminish an individual’s ability to be creative. That’s the principle that has inspired many art galleries around the world and in Canada to create specific programs to allow the inner artist to flourish. New York’s Museum of Modern Art was one of the first to launch a 90-minute program...