Amazing facts about your aging body – some hard to imagine!

Blood vessels in your aging body

What distance would all the arteries, veins, capillaries and even tinier blood vessels in your body reach? About 100,000 miles in an adult – that’s a little more than four times around Earth – and around 60,000 miles in a child. How much blood does your heart pump in a lifetime? About 44,000,000 gallons in […]

11 reasons your Public Library is a great place for seniors!

Toronto Public Library Central Reference Branch

“Shhhhhhhhh,” is a sound you’re not likely to hear anymore at your public library. Oh sure, there still are silent spaces for folks who want to read or research in peace. But your public library is now a community hub – a secure, non-judgemental space where you can explore so much more than the printed […]

Condo living for seniors – it’s a whole different lifestyle, and it’s terrific!

Condo living - it's terrific!

Condo living can be full of wonderful surprises. There’s also a lot worth knowing that will be new to traditional home owners. Here are some of the ins and outs. If you’re contemplating the big change from homeowner to condo owner, check out what your friends who have made the move have to say. If […]

Who me? Hearing aids? You bet! But it took me three years to accept my hearing loss!

Costco Kirkland Signature hearing aids

Hearing loss is a silent intruder. You never notice it, as it steals away the richness of voices, music, TV and movies – even the rustle of a newspaper. I’m writing this blog post after only a few days of wearing hearing aids. Zowie! It’s like seeing your first full-colour, 3-D movie – with Dolby […]

Phillips Lifeline, Apple Watch 4 and “medical alert” systems – a senior’s point of view

Apple Watch series 4 fall detection and alert

If you’ve had a fall, or have a health condition that could lead to you needing help, a medical alert system like Phillips Lifeline or the Apple Watch 4 could be for you.  A medical alert system can contribute to your “peace of mind” and help you live life of your own terms. Back when […]

Medical cannabis – why my 82 year old wife decided to try it

Cannabis Sativa leaf

“Almost all my friends – all seniors like my wife and I – are taking some kind of prescription pharmaceutical to help them sleep,” my wife told me. That was not good news. It certainly wasn’t in my wife’s case. Her pharmaceutical was supposed to be for short-term use. If her M.D. ever told her […]

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – an agricultural fair full of fun and wonders!

woman holding rabbit at the royal agricultural winter fair

How long since you last visited the the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – the largest indoor agricultural fair in the world? There’s so much to do, enjoy and learn – from some of the finest equestrian events in the world, to sheep-herding, to the tricks of the PC SuperDogs®, to seeing real farm animals up […]

Smart dogs, fun dogs, beautiful dogs! Take in a dog show for an Autumn day treat.

Dog chasing a lure in lure coursing. Some smart dogs sometimes even catch the lure!

Dogs make me laugh. Although I’m not a dog owner, I think I can read them pretty well. My daughter has two Maltese terriers, one of my sons has a beautiful golden retriever and the other has a French and an English bulldog. All of these dogs are just mush balls of fun and affection! […]