Lifestyle

Finding Work After 50

Looking for work can be stressful at any age. Different challenges will arise at different life stages. As Canada’s workforce ages, the number of Canadians over the age of 50 looking for work is also increasing. If you are over 50 and looking for work, it could be for any number of reasons. It could be because your company has downsized or closed, or perhaps you retired early and want…

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From Shampoo to Shoes, the Sexes Don’t Agree

(NC)-Is it reasonable to own five pairs of black shoes? Men say ‘No’, women say ‘Absolutely’. This is just one fact revealed in the AERO Guys Just Don’t Get It Survey, a national poll exploring the quirky differences between Canadian men and women. Without a doubt, women like to keep their style options open: 37 per cent said owning five pairs of black shoes is perfectly reasonable. A mere 15…

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The Hospice Hug

By John F. Tomczak Peggy McDowell, now retired, was a nurse at Victoria Hospice in the early days of the society. She tells the story of the first Hospice Hug. “Well it was like this. One afternoon I noticed that Doctor Jim looked a little down. He didn’t say anything but I could tell that he needed something to raise his spirits, so to speak. I told him I was…

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Want to Feel Healthier? – Get Connected With Your Community

For each and every Canadian, feeling connected to community plays a key role in how healthy you feel. Results from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), which takes a close look at how connected Canadians feel from coast to coast, show that two-thirds (64%) have a strong sense of community belonging. Of this group, two-thirds also feel that their health is excellent or very good. Sense of belonging highest…

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Services For Seniors Guide – A One Stop Shop

One of the most challenging things about being a consumer is not knowing where to go for information, especially when it comes to government services. The problem can be particularly frustrating for seniors. To help, the federal government has produced a helpful new guide, Services for Seniors. The guide is designed for Canadian seniors, those over 50 who are planning their retirement, families of seniors, or their caregivers. It lists…

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Lifestyle

Call Them Zoomers!

They were the hip and informal generation that didn’t want to be addressed traditionally as “Mr.” or “Mrs.” when they became adults because “that’s my father or that’s my mother, that’s not me, they’d protest. Now closing in on the age of 60, Baby Boomers who think of themselves as forever young, are again challenging the vernacular: this time taking on the word “senior.” If you want to sell a…

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