Senior navigators honored in Nova Scotia

Typically, older people in Nova Scotia want to stay in their own homes or at least in their home communities for as long as possible. Connecting with appropriate services increases the possibility of being able to stay at home. It can be difficult for individuals or family members to find the required community resources, particularly … Read more

We need better words to describe seniors

By Wanda Morris Canadian Association of Retired Persons Is that extroverted neighbour “welcoming” or “intrusive?” When you focus on a goal, are you “persistent” or “stubborn?” Do we want our government to invest in a “social safety net,” or give “handouts” to the needy? Words frame our view of the world and determine our actions. … Read more

Victoria group offers free bike rides to seniors

CTV News There’s nothing like feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin while riding a bicycle on a nice summer day. A new program in Victoria called Cycling Without Age is bringing that joy back into the lives of the elderly. “It’s all about getting seniors out into nature and the … Read more

Nova Scotians swap bingo cards for Chase the Ace

Nova Scotians are turning their backs on bingo halls and betting more heavily on charitable lotteries like Chase the Ace. Between 1997 and 2016, bingo revenues have dropped 51 per cent, falling from $90.6 million to $44 million, shows data recently released by the province. The general manager of Cole Harbour Place said his facility stopped holding bingos in the late 1990s for … Read more

How to handle the summer heat for seniors

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. Seniors are more vulnerable to heat than others due to … Read more

81-year-old golfer scores sixth hole-in-one of his life

BROOKHAVEN, Miss., July 4 2017  — A Mississippi man had a good day on the golf course when he made the sixth hole-in-one of his life. The Daily Leader reports 81-year-old Glen Martin was playing in a senior scramble at the Brookhaven Country Club when it happened. The retired pastor used an 8-iron. He says … Read more