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

December 29, 2016 by Cubby

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

December 16, 2016 by Malcolm Marcus

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

December 09, 2016 by Cubby

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

November 16, 2016 by Cubby

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

September 26, 2016 by Cubby

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

September 16, 2016 by Cubby

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

September 01, 2016 by Cubby

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 […]

Physician assisted death education session at North York General Hospital “standing room only”

North York General Hospital rounds on physician assisted death

February 25, 2016 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Dr. Leung clarified terminology around physician assisted death, gave an update as to where the legislation stands presently and addressed questions from the audience. He reviewed the challenges that have been made over the years to the Charter of Rights in regard to the right to seek physician assisted death. Last year the Supreme Court ruled […]

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