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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 sometimes make driving more difficult. But it doesn’t have to mean the end of getting around. With some precautions you can continue to maintain your freedom while staying safe on the road.

6 Tips to a Safe Camping Trip this Summer

6 Tips to a Safe Camping Trip this Summer

Camping is one of the most beloved past times in Canada and there are so many lovely parks and sites to explore. It may not always be easy to get close to nature as we get older but that is no reason to give up an activity you love.

Travel: As the Boy Scouts Say, Be Prepared

Biting Midge

Have you ever heard of the biting midge? No? How about no-see-ums? I have, though I really, really wish that I had not. You may or may not know that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were great friends, who wintered in Florida together, in lovely houses that still stand next to each other in front of the Caloosahatchee River. On a recent trip to Florida, I visited these homes; I even bought a small plastic shark, that is guaranteed to expand to six times its size after spending a few days floating in water, in the gift shop, and, as it turned out, was bitten at least 50 times by biting midges.

Are elderly drivers at a greater risk for the roads and should they be prohibited from driving? New study says “No.”

Are elderly drivers at a greater risk for the roads?

CBC News presented the story of 94-year-old Peggy Ellison, a resident of Tottenham, ON that, after 70 years of driving, got her driver’s license suspended. Her mistake: she was driving too slowly on the highway.

Summer is here, enjoy in moderation!

Summer is here, enjoy in moderation!

Recommendations for elders and caregivers to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses

We all know that hot weather can be dangerous. For older adults, the risk increases significantly for a variety of reasons, including: aging-related physical changes in the body, chronic health conditions and even side effects of taking some medications.

Age-Friendly Communities in Ontario

Age-Friendly Communities in Ontario

Two of the biggest influences shaping the 21st century and global trends of our day are urbanization and an aging population. As Canadian baby boomers’ reach retirement age, our cities are also growing. It is estimated that within the upcoming 3 decades, baby boomers (born from 1946 - 1964) will double in numbers from approximately 4.2 million to more than 9 million Canadians over age 65.

3 Best Places to Retire in BC

3 Best Places to Retire in BC

The toughest part about retirement in BC is deciding where to live!  The province of British Columbia has every terrain - mountains, plateaus, islands, forests and even deserts! And as climates go, whether you love the humidity of the coastline or the drier air inland, the mild winters of the south or four seasons further north, there’s a climate in BC to suit almost anyone.

Top Cities to Retire in Canada - 2013

Top Cities to Retire in Canada - 2013

Each year the lists come out - best places to live, best cities for kids, best travel destinations - you get the picture. This year more seniors than ever want to know which cities in Canada are the best places to retire. We’ve searched the polls and read the reviews so that we might give you the best list!

Real Estate for Retirees: Lake Simcoe, Ontario

Real Estate for Retirees: Lake Simcoe, Ontario

North of Toronto, the Lake Simcoe region beckons. With long-term growth evident, this fascinating corner of sunny Ontario seems a strong candidate for retirees seeking both a great home and a promising investment.

Retiring in California

Retiring in California

Where to retire is a big question for many people just reaching the end of their working years. Are you considering moving to California for your golden years? California is full of excellent places to retire, but your choice should be based on what you want out of your retirement years—do you want fun? Culture? Great weather? We have a breakdown of what to look for in a retirement town, and where to look for it.

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