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SeniorsZen.com Announces 2016 Scholarship Winner

SeniorsZen.com Announces 2016 Scholarship Winner

SeniorZen.com is proud to announce that Alyson Skidmore is the winner of $500 scholarship from SeniorsZen.com in 2016.

Do you hold negative stereotypes of the aged? Ditch them. You’ll age better.

Do you hold negative stereotypes of the aged? Ditch them. You’ll age better.

Close your eyes for a moment. Try to conjure up an 65-year old man or woman. Did you see a grinning human being who seems to be enjoying life, heading off to an art gallery or a gym or to chill out on an inviting...

It is May 2nd. You Sit at Your Kitchen Table to Begin Your Tax Return…

It is May 2nd. You Sit at Your Kitchen Table to Begin Your Tax Return…

Nightmarish. Are you going to be a Canadian who files their taxes on the very last day possible– May 2nd, 2016? Imagine the tension that will creep up your spine – to settle deep in the back of your neck...

Your OHIP Card

Your OHIP Card Could be Your Ticket to Better Health Support in Your Home, or in a Long-term Care Facility

Statistics Canada, in 2012, told us that 792,000 Canadians who, because of aging, being ill or living with a disability, need support to live at home, are not receiving it – or are not receiving enough of it....

Functional Exercise Can Improve Your Balance

Do You Have Osteoporosis? Functional Exercise Can Improve Your Balance and Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Osteoporosis is sometimes referred to as the “silent thief” as it causes your bones to become porous and brittle, and reduces their mass, but does not announce itself with obvious symptoms: Many of us...

The Case for the New Year’s Resolution

The Case for the New Year’s Resolution

Santa Claus has come and gone, squeezing himself down even the narrowest of chimneys, and New Year’s eve, with its sparking wines and splashy fireworks has faded away, leaving us to face January head on, with...

Christmas: Mulled Wine, Cranberry Sauce, Glistening Fields of Snow

Christmas: Mulled Wine, Cranberry Sauce, Glistening Fields of Snow and … Last-minute Shopping

There are Canadians who have long completed their Christmas shopping, who have neat stacks of beautifully wrapped gifts tucked under a decorated tree as I type this sentence, on December 16th. And there are others...

5 Ways to Wrestle Your Debts Into Submission

November is Financial Literacy Month: 5 Ways to Wrestle Your Debts Into Submission

I was surprised when I read this statistic in an article on debt in Canada from CBC News: The typical Canadian senior, defined as being at least 65 years of age, held almost $15,000 in debt at the end of June in 2015...

Santa Claus, Mulled Wine, Dancing Sugar Plums…and Loneliness?

Santa Claus, Mulled Wine, Dancing Sugar Plums…and Loneliness?

The Christmas season can arrive with a kind of magical feeling walking by its side. When I see bright lights hanging on houses in the darkness of night, I remember the Christmases of my childhood, when my family...

Writing the Kind of Journal That Outlives You

Writing the Kind of Journal That Outlives You

I am the procrastinating owner of many notebooks; I have a thick brown notebook with a red ribbon bookmark hanging out of it – it looks like it means business – and a thin, prim notebook with a bright...

Could a Video Game Help You to Remember to Take Your Medication?

Virtual Week: Could a Video Game Help You to Remember to Take Your Medication?

Have you ever been stumped by this question: Have you taken your medication this morning? Or put a pot of water on a piping hot burner to boil, only to then become absorbed in a TV mystery or a gossipy phone call and...

Silvernest: When a 20-odd-year-old Wants to Find a 70-odd-year-old Roommate

Silvernest: When a 20-odd-year-old Wants to Find a 70-odd-year-old Roommate, or Vice Versa

Macleans magazine ran this headline recently: “The tidal wave of seniors has to be seen to be understood.” Radio Canada chimed in with, “Seniors now...

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