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Senior Profile: Hon. Sharon Carstairs joins Order of Canada for her work in palliative care in Canada

The Hon. Sharon Carstairs has politics in her blood. Her father was MLA for Halifax and later became the premier of Nova Scotia.  Among other accolades, Sharon followed her father’s footsteps and became...

Dental care tips for seniors

As we age it is important not to neglect our teeth as oral health can have a big impact on our overall health and vice versa.

However, the way in which you care for your teeth may need to change as you get...

Changing Aging - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award

Please enjoy reading one of the top essays submitted for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by Jennifer Jorgensen, “Changing Aging”:

Tips for safer driving as you age

Tips for safer driving as you age

Having a driver’s license is something that many Canadians take for granted. Yet it is a huge part of maintaining independence for people.

However, as we age our bodies tend to change as well, which can...

Signs Your Caregiver Needs a Break

Caregivers often work long hours with little pay and a big need for a break. Unlike exhaustion or tiredness, which can be fixed through more sleep or a better routine, caregiver burnout is more of an overwhelming...

Senior Profile: Long-time volunteer Joan Bendt offers advice for staying involved

Life-long volunteer Joan Berndt has earned a reputation as a giver to her community. She has been a recipient of the Ontario Senior Achievement Awards and the Caring Canadian Award from the Governor General, which...

Canadian Seniors Devote Leisure Time to Volunteer Duties

Older Canadians have been the backbone of the volunteer sector, according to a report by Volunteering Canada.

Countries need more preparation for increase in global retirement numbers, report indicates

Citizens and governments need to prepare now for retirement with solid savings and good policies, according to a recent retirement report.

With over 600 million people that are 65 years and older, retirement...

My Unspoken Thoughts - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award

Please enjoy reading one of the top essays submitted for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by Nicole Kokolski, “My Unspoken Thoughts”:


Staying Active: Sporting Ideas for Seniors

Staying physically active becomes more important as we get older because of the numerous benefits it can bring.

Seniors Embracing Digital World

Despite common perceptions that older adults have little know-how or interest in modern technologies like smartphones, tablets or the internet, a recent study shows that many are becoming connected online.

Secrets to writing your memoir

Secrets to Writing Your Memoir

The truth is that everyone has a story to tell. Whether you want to share it with the world or just your family writing a memoir is a worthwhile way to do that.

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