Life Learning: It’s fun. It gets you thinking. And it comes at reasonable or no cost!

University of Toronto Munk Centre - for life learning

Seminars at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre Catch a noon-hour seminar at the Munk Centre. The Munk seminars bring life learning to life. Seminars may be a presentation of a new book by a professor or simply a topic of significance to a particular faculty’s program. The Munk seminars bring in respected academics, civil servants, […]

Eldercare Home Health sponsors North York General Hospital 5 South East holiday party!

Everyone received their own little "Jewel box", with fabulous hand made macarons from Butter Avenue

Eldercare Home Health is happy to support the work of other professionals in the health care industry who work to ensure seniors get the best care possible. From community open houses and seniors fairs to information session on the latest Parkinson’s research findings, we’re happy to help out. If your organization is looking for sponsors […]

What makes ebooks popular with seniors?

ebooks popular with seniors

Full disclosure: I LOVE my Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader. I’ve been an avid reader from childhood. You’ll often find one magazine open on my kitchen table, a newspaper beside it, another magazine on my bathroom counter and an article on my computer screen. You’ll rarely find a “real” book open, unless it’s a gift from […]

Get a new perspective on art – check out The Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa

Ken Danby "At-the-crease", 1972

At the Art Gallery of Hamilton – a brilliant retrospective of Ken Danby’s life’s work Danby was an accomplished realist painter, portraitist, commercial artist and print maker. He was a master of technique, sometimes laying over thirty colours in a silk-screened print, making his own egg tempera paints (yes, egg – the yolk used a […]

Fall colours hit the hills first – and you should too if you’re heading out for a fall drive.

fall colours drive

Cold nights produce the fall colours in the leaves- and the temperature drops 3 degrees C for every 304.8 metres you rise. I know that about temperature from my years as a glider pilot. Many a fall day, I’ve steamed on the ground and found my teeth chattering a few thousand feet up. (Aviation still […]

Discount tickets on admission to Toronto museums, galleries & more

Barbara Frum Public Library. Photo courtesy Google Street View

The Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass available at Toronto Public Libraries lets you and your family (2 adults and up to 5 kids), get into some of Toronto’s best arts and cultural venues for free! Looking for discount tickets? All you need is a valid adult Toronto Public Library card and you can […]

You’ve probably seen the ROM dinosaurs since you were a kid…

Dinosaur skeleton at the ROM

Visit the ROM’s Dale Chihuly glass exhibit first. You’ll be thrilled and probably have enough energy left to see at least half the ROM dinosaurs and maybe even the Tattoo exhibit too. Dale Chihuly, an American sculptor, has mastered the alluring, translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass and neon. The sculpture below, Float Boat, was inspired […]

Grandparents sharing interests with their grandchildren = amazing adventures!

One grandparent. One cookie sheet. One granddaughter.

It started when they were toddlers and my wife and I discovered our calling: We were emphatically not their parents. We were grandparents – a relationship that was the gateway to a world that was different than the one their parents, being parents, could offer. My wife and I were the outliers, with a viewpoint […]