Creating A Better World Starts With Random Acts Of Kindness

In the 1980s the phrase, “Practice Random Acts of Kindness,” was popping up everywhere – bumper stickers, billboards, decals on mailboxes and elsewhere. I remember the first time I saw it. I was in my car and read it on the bumper sticker of the vehicle in front of me. This simple, yet profound message resonated deeply within me because...

Happiness Is Found By Spending Money On Experiences – Not Stuff, Research Says

Canadians continue to borrow and spend. According to Statistics Canada, the average household carried $1.74 in credit card, mortgage and other debt for every dollar of disposable income, as at December of last year. Rising debts are also a fact of life in the business and public sectors. But is all that spending making us happier? Maybe not. According to the...

One Man’s Opinion: Why Does It Take A Health Scare To Make Lifestyle Changes?

An old pal of mine sent a text message to let me know he was running late for our meet up. “There in 10. Order a drink,” it said. “If you say so,” I replied (beer mug emoji). Then I finished the drink I had already ordered. The moment he was late, etiquette dictated that I was free to order...

Unlimited Attitude: Entrepreneur and Athlete Tracy Schmitt is Unstoppable

As an award-winning business leader, world traveller, decorated athlete, humanitarian and best-selling author, Tracy Schmitt knows a thing or two about perseverance and living a limitless life. In her case, she opts for the term lim(B)itless, a cheeky reminder that she’s also a four-way amputee who shares her life story as tool  to push others beyond their limits. Recently, she...

Trend Watch: Meet Two 60+ Canadians Who Are Choosing Work Over Retirement

The village of Hanstholm, in northwestern Denmark, may not be everyone’s idea of a dream destination when they’re in their 60s. With a population of approximately 2,100, this remote commercial fishing port is right on the frigid North Sea, but Brian Dickens, a 62-year-old from Parksville, British Columbia, doesn't mind. He's come for one thing only –  to retro-fit a commercial...

Class Act: Nova Scotia College Offers Adult Day Program To Help Older Rural Residents Stay Connected

For rural residents, getting older is not the same as it is for city folks. That reality compelled the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), and a cadre of community organizations to create CORAH, the Centre of Rural Aging and Health. What the founders hope will soon become a hub of activity, ideas and energy...

Unravelling The Mysteries And Challenges Of Building And Finding Female Friendships Over Age 50

I moved from Montreal to Toronto at age 71 because I wanted to live closer to my daughters and their families. We love spending time together and I enjoy being part of their lives. However, I missed having a few intimate female friends my age to share life experiences and to do things with as I explored my new...

The Future is Aging and the Opportunities Are Infinite: UNLTD Live 2019

We’re all getting older and it’s up to each and every one us to redefine what that looks like. The possibilities presented by a population that is living longer, better, is one of the biggest social and economic disrupters of our time. It is giving rise to the longevity economy and a slew of untapped opportunities in business, healthcare...

Making Wishes Come True – A Nova Scotia Non-Profit Group Turns Dreams Into Reality For Adults 70+

About six years ago, a Facebook friend nominated Katie Mahoney to do an act of kindness. She opted to spend some time with an older woman in Halifax where they both live. “I saw her doing acts of kindness and volunteering,” she says. In return, Mahoney and what she calls her friend-in-the-making spent an entire day together doing just...

5 Tips To Make Healthy Eating Easier Just In Time For Nutrition Month

Dietitians play a role in helping Canadians understand how food impacts their health and how to use food to enhance their lives. Dietitians can show you how to select and prepare foods to help keep you energized or prevent or manage many chronic conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and celiac disease. Almost half of Canadians say that eating a...