Category: Lifestyle

retiring off the grid

Retiring off the grid: An alternative retirement plan

Written by Stannah on 9:59 am

Retiring off the grid (not literally – you can still have electricity and running water and feel like you’re living in the wilderness!). It may or may not be something you’ve heard of. It might even be something you’ve considered. If you’re thinking about it, this article could give you some insight into the thinking […]

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Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Stannah on 7:59 am

Images sourced from Newstateman and Howard or Film “What if you were to lose every memory you ever had?” in “Still Alice”, by Lisa Genova Julianne Moore’s Oscar and Bafta winning performance couldn’t have been more powerful. She completely transformed herself into a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University who faces an unexpected diagnosis. When she visits a […]

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Senior Golf: A Healthy Balance of Fun & Exercise

Written by Stannah on 11:36 am

It’s one of the best feelings in sports: the perfect golf shot. Everything is balanced and in rhythm. The world slows down. Your thoughts and movements are fluid, working together, perfectly in sync. You feel the ball give, and before even lifting your head to track it, you know exactly where it’s going. These are […]

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Aging in place: how technology can help

How can technology help seniors who are aging in place?

Written by Stannah on 6:12 am

According to the Statistics Canada, there are 5.9 million people over the age of 65. Considering this number is going to increase in the next 20 or 30 years, age-friendly technology and devices to help improve the experience of aging at home are more of a necessity than ever. Understandably, older adults don’t like the […]

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Anežka is spending her retirement embellishing houses with moravian artwork

90-year-old Anežka Kašpárková is living proof that age really is just a number!

Written by Stannah on 1:24 pm

Anežka Kašpárková is a 90-year-old woman who is fulfilling her dream of becoming an artist while refusing to let age get in her way. Having worked hard as a farmer before she retired, she could be spending her well-earned retirement relaxing. She deserves a break, after all, she worked hard for decades. Instead, Anežka chooses […]

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The world cup is for everyone, young and old

The World Cup 2018 – The greatest competition on earth!

Written by Stannah on 1:22 pm

The greatest competition on earth! Many have named the World Cup just that. Even if you don’t really like soccer, even if your country isn’t playing that year, or doesn’t get through the first rounds, whether you’re 8 or 80, the World Cup almost feels like one big national bank holiday. People feel united, patriotic […]

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Senior gardening: learn more about the benefits of a therapeutic garden

Written by Stannah on 3:05 pm

Ever wondered why so many seniors take up gardening after they’ve retired? Aside from having the luxury of more spare time, tending to a garden or simply enjoying being in contact with nature brings several health benefits that can help seniors feel better, avoid stress and anxiety and live a fuller life. If you think […]

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Senior air travel, friend or foe?

Written by Stannah on 10:37 am

We fly frequently and no matter where we go, there are always those stressful moments. It got us thinking about senior air travel and what the whole experience of air travel must be like for a senior citizen. Flying in today’s environment is stressful. Everything takes longer because of the extensive security procedures. There are […]

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