Canadians Swap “Fly And Fry” Vacations For Meaningful Travel 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 volunteer or to pursue newfound passions. For Anita Draycott,...

Financial Wellness Puts Healthy Aging Within Reach Through Savvy Money Strategies

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...

Finally. Advertisers Are Taking A More Modern Approach To How It Portrays Older Adults

Advertising is everywhere. Whether we realize it or not, we are bombarded with thousands of brand messages every day – from the logo on our cereal box to TV ads during evening prime time. Most advertising lives within our blind spot, but every now and then something strikes a chord and we sit up and take notice. For decades, ad...

We Want To Know: What Do Those Lab Numbers Mean?

Question: Why is it important to know my lab numbers and how can I use them to benefit my overall health? Dr. Elaine 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 simple tests – many of...

Reduce Your Risk of Fractures And Falls This Winter By Building Bone Strength

With the arrival of winter, Canadians have more reasons to think about bone health. The Canadian Institute For Health Information estimates there were more than 9,000 hospitalizations due to falls on ice in 2016-2017. Approximately 70 per cent of those happened to people over 50 years old. Fractures, often accompanied by swelling, bruising and tenderness are a common outcomes. But...

Unlocking The Secrets Of DNA Help Researchers Understand How to Slow Aging

Despite our best efforts, the quest for immortality has been fruitless and the fountain of youth remains undiscovered. Instead, science has focused on slowing the clock. Now, researchers at Arizona State University have discovered a new method that promises to delay the rate of aging with a greater understanding of the mechanics behind DNA. It’s a discovery that represents...

Give Thanks: Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude is Good for Health and Healing

When I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded my brothers and me to say, “Thank you.” It became so automatic that I didn’t appreciate what it meant. I thought it was their way of teaching us good manners. However, as I grew older, I understood the significance of these words. My parents were Holocaust survivors, and expressing gratitude was part...

Full Speed Ahead: Older Drivers Staying On the Road Longer, Thanks To Fairer Tests

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...

Why One Couple Decided To Shake Up The Meaning of “Retirement”

Terry and Bonnie Jackson
“Neither of us is retired,” Terry Jackson definitively states, as we sit chatting in his breakfast nook overlooking Lake Ontario. This statement reflects the couple’s lives for the last two decades: biking around the world (25 biking trips completed and counting), being busy with charity work (over a half-dozen charitable associations) and spending time with their three children and eight...

6 Most Dangerous And Enduring Myths About Osteoporosis That Need to End Now

Myths can be dangerous and life-threatening. Some people believe that osteoporosis is not serious like cancer or heart disease. That thinking puts us at greater risk of failing to do all we can to ensure bone health for living fully and independently as we age. With that in mind, let’s shine a bright light on enduring myths and tackle them...