Easy Riders: Those With Mobility Issues Stay Connected With Communities Through Innovative Cycling Program

For those who have experienced a loss of mobility and independence, the Cycling Without Age (CWA) program can help beat the social isolation, loneliness and depression that can come with physical limitations. It engages older Canadians and those who are less abled by offering free bike rides in specially designed trishaws. The volunteer organization originated in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2012 with...

Why Scientists Say Walking Is The New ‘Superfood’

Why some scientists call walking the new “superfood” capable of reversing aging and boosting health Spanish explorer Ponce de León spent years sailing around the world looking for the Fountain of Youth. But according to the latest research, he might have found it if he had searched on foot. While the benefits of walking are well known – from reducing...

Columnist Robert Hawke Says It’s Okay To Ignore The World – For Now

For pretty much the last two years (two and half really) I have been watching events in the world and shaking my head. It has seemed to me that this part of the planet was going down a rabbit hole of confusion, sexism and xenophobia that left my head and heart spinning. You may have felt this as well. I...

Living Your Best Life: 15 Lessons I Learned From Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust survivors overcame the most severe form of persecution and went on to become productive members of the communities in which they settled. They have exhibited an extraordinary resilience and love of family and community. Their survival is an example of the human spirit’s ability to adapt, rebuild and recover from genocide. As people who have seen the dark...

Columnist Robert Hawke Addresses The Naked Guy In The Mirror

I got out of the shower recently, grabbed a towel and started to wipe myself down when suddenly something terrible happened. I made eye contact with the naked guy in the mirror. What’s really weird is I didn’t recognize him. Oh sure, his face looked pretty much the same as it had for a long time, but somehow naked...

How Well We Age Has A Lot To Do With Our Attitude, Studies Determine

Aging is part of life. So why don’t we forget about the aging part and concentrate on just life instead? Or better yet, on living. Because, as Jennifer Weeks, an associate at the Toronto-based management consulting firm BEworks knows, the benefits of a positive outlook can go well beyond contributing to our enjoyment of life. A healthy attitude can extend our lives Weeks,...

Alberta Music Projects Closes The Generation Gap Through Music And Storytelling

What distinguishes us as humans isn’t just brain size or our ability to invent things like the wheel or the iPhone. It’s also our urge to tell stories. Storytelling of one kind or another is how we view and share the world with each other. Increasingly, it’s seen as a way of improving the lives of older adults, whether by...

YouAreUNLTD’s New Video Series Features Top Talents At The AGE-WELL 2018 Conference

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In October 2018, some of the leading minds around aging and technology gathered in Vancouver at the fourth annual AGE-WELL Conference. Researchers, innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs met to share news around their latest projects and to push the conversation forward about how technology can help Canadians age more successfully. There were demonstrations, presentations, networking and collaboration among all AGE-WELL stakeholders. It...

One Therapist’s Wise Advice To Couples Grappling With Disability In Their Relationship

Relationships are challenging. Any relationship. The challenges increase when one partner is suddenly, or gradually over time due to a debilitating illness, living with a physical disability. “The worse thing a couple can do when one of them has a disability is not talk about it,” says Leah MacInnes, a registered marriage and family therapist with more than 25 years of...

Pucker up! Top Tips On Taking Care Of Your Lips From A Leading Dermatologist

The skin that covers your lips is unique. It doesn’t have sweat or oil glands and it’s the thinnest skin on your body. That makes it especially vulnerable to day-to-day aggressors, like sun, wind, heat, salty foods and dryness. Add aging into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for extra dry and uncomfortable lips. “Lips are delicate and undergo...