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Plugged In! 7 In 10 Canadians Over Age 65 Feel Confident About Technology Use And 86 Per Cent Are Online Daily

A new survey commissioned by AGE-WELL, a federally funded Network of Centres of Excellence, and conducted by Environics Research, offers a number of fresh insights into the attitudes of Canadians over the age of 65 and 50-64 toward aging, health and technology. The survey...

Are Your Dating Skills A Bit Rusty? Our Experts Help You Up Your Game

“My gal pals assured me that first dates were just like a riding a bike, that instinct would kick in and I’d instantly remember how to go about it,” says Jennifer Blackwell, as she recounted her first post-divorce date. “My 24-year marriage ended two...

Head Of The Class: It’s Back To School For Grownups Who Love Learning

Each September, thousands of Canadians return to school both children and adults alike. Learning is a life-long prospect that continues for many long after they've graduated.  For some, returning to school in their 40s, 50s and 60s is about career advancement; for others, the allure of...

Two Experts Meet To Discuss A Burning Question: Is Midlife Crisis A Myth Or A Reality?

In his 1965 article, “Death and the Midlife Crisis” for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Canadian psychologist Elliott Jaques coined the term “midlife crisis” to describe the period in which one grapples with their place in the world, their remaining years and what’s left...

Navigating Grief: How A Victoria Woman Went From Widow To Becoming The Oldest Person to Sail Solo Around the World

On the day she turned 77, Jeanne Socrates spent time maintaining the steering gear of her sailboat, Nereida, a Najad 380, and then soaked in the sunshine on deck, dabbed on some perfume, and settled in with cake and tea to read her birthday messages. It...

15 Health Facts Guys Need To Know About How To Live A Longer Life

Did you know that 85 per cent of Canadian men exceed their daily recommended sodium intake or that smoking doubles the likelihood of a guy experiencing erectile dysfunction? Were you aware that 80 per cent of suicides in Canada are men? These health factoids can...

Exclusive Book Excerpt: The Unexpected Journey of Caring – The Transformation of Loved One to Caregiver

A new caregiver is like a driver in a foreign land. The vehicle is a stick shift, the terrain is mountainous with many switchbacks, and there are no maps, timetables, or rest stops. A catastrophic event or diagnosis catapults a caregiver into a territory that is poorly...

Caregivers And Canada’s Pharmacists Benefit From A Strong, Supportive Relationship

The role of pharmacists has evolved in bold new directions. They are an integral part of the overall healthcare picture in Canada, providing support and resources to the people in their communities. One of the challenges for pharmacists is identifying a family member or friend...

10 Common Myths About Aging Busted, Courtesy of Activist Ashton Applewhite

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,...

Leak Not, Want Not. You Can Successfully Manage An Overactive Bladder

Wendy Hill knows the shame of wetting her pants in public. Make no mistake, her stories aren’t distant memories of elementary school mishaps. They represent the 50 year old’s current reality . She experiences accidents because of overactive bladder (OAB). They happen at the most...