Volunteering for seniors

volunteering for seniors

July 30, 2018 by Cubby

I’m your leading example. I’ve never been a “joiner.” But I found my niche as a volunteer when I responded to an ad by the Rotman Research Institute at Toronto’s Baycrest Centre. I participated in a number of memory studies over about a year. Each involved an afternoon at Baycrest and live and computer-based memory […]

How do Spring activities and artists go together? Just enjoy one of these nearby artist studio tours!

Artist Studio Tours

June 25, 2018 by Cubby

So I asked Colin Whitebread about the back-story to his paintings. Colin is one of the painters on the West Durham Studio Tour (just two days) that we enjoyed on April 22, 2018. “It’s all influenced by Mexico. I was a high-school art teacher and took groups of kids to a small village in Mexico […]

Miracle cures, elixirs promising you a longer life and of course snake oil! A cure for whatever ails you…

Stanely's Snake Oil Liniment

May 17, 2018 by Cubby

It’s hard to believe that, until the last 100 years or so, cures, liniments, nostrums and patent medicines were just about entirely unregulated. Clark Stanley’s Snake oil This wonderful Clark Stanley’s Snake Oil ad doesn’t hold back. The claim – that this liniment (a medicinal preparation in an oily, soapy, or alcoholic vehicle, intended to […]

Tips on the best walks for seniors: start with the best destinations

St. Lawrence Hall, Toronto. Photo courtesy Old Town Toronto, Photographer - Neil Muscott

May 10, 2018 by Cubby

When was the last time you hit the Bloor Street strip? Did you know that the stretch of Bloor St. between Bathurst and Avenue Road has 20 of the best walking destinations? Check out destinations like the Japan Foundation, the Bata Shoe Museum or the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto and the Hot Docs Ted […]

Help Ryerson University with their brain research and you might learn something

Ryerson senior participant pool, 105 Bond St. Toronto. Photo courtesy of Google Street View

May 06, 2018 by Cubby

Seven laboratories at Ryerson University look to the Ryerson Senior Participant Pool for subjects to help with their brain research. They’re interested in all aspects of the aging brain. They would like to get to know you. You’ll get the chance to participate in some fun and fascinating work. Not only that, but you’ll be able to […]

See the best documentaries, hear experts and meet others with similar interests – and it’s affordable!

Rogers Hot Docs Theatre, Toronto

January 24, 2018 by Cubby

You may remember it as the Midtown Theatre, the Capri the Eden or the Bloor Cinema, but since 2016 it’s been known as the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Long a community cinema, the theatre now hosts some of Canada’s and the world’s best documentaries. There are also special documentary presentations, expert speakers and showcase […]

Looking back: Visit Toronto Archives online and enjoy the amazing changes since “way back when”.

Buttonville Airport 1960 aerial photo

November 28, 2017 by Cubby

Looking back is fun. I arrived in Toronto from Montreal in 1959, In the Sixties, I remember that a drive from my home in Bathurst Manor to Buttonville airport with my kids was an outing. A genuine event. Buttonville was out in farm country north of Toronto. Now the airport is being overwhelmed by growth. […]

Hippocratic: Global Insights into Palliative Care

Poster for Hippocratic: Global Insights into Palliative Care

November 24, 2017 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

The film follows the work and career of Dr. MR Rajagopal, of India, as he moves from reluctant medical student to global leader in Palliative Care. The film’s central subject, Dr. Rajagopal, uses excerpts from the autobiography ‘The Story of my experiments with truth’ by Mahatma Gandhi, to persuade his audience that more care services […]

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