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Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

BOB'S BLOG: History repeating itself says crusading author, 91

The author looks back at the Depression and the brutal poverty he experienced in his youth, and sees how history is repeating itself.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Bramm at Retirement 101

Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

Coming to Oakville for the first time, Forever Young hosts the second Retirement 101 event of this fall at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Nov. 16. Gerald Bramm, senior partner at consulting firm Gray Matters Research, is...

Unretirement job options

Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

Looking to an "encore" - post-retirement - job to supplement your retirement income? Consider the non-profit sector. A national survey recently released by Civic Ventures finds that half of nonprofit employers see encore workers as highly appealing, with an additional 39...

Wordwatch: Rehirement

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

The evolution of the English language to suit the needs of boomers and businesses marketing to boomers continues with the introduction of a new term to describe new careers in retirement. The U.S. firm Transamerica Retirement Management Inc. calls new jobs...

Take care discussing sex when re-learning how to date

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Reaching a mature age doesn't limit someone's right to sexual satisfaction, but it also doesn't exempt the 50-plus crowd entering the dating scene from the dangers of sex, says a U.S.-based online relationship website. The most recent statistics from the U.S....

How does your garden grow?

Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Boomers love gardens. That seems to be a generally accepted premise. But are boomers really gardeners? That's less certain, according to a number of garden experts. There is plenty of evidence - but it is oddly contradictory. Gardening is Canada's number-one...

Retire to school

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

It's not just kids who are heading back to school this September. Older folks are also reentering the hallowed halls in record numbers. If you've toyed with the idea of expressing your creative side, upgrading your skills or taking courses so...

True lives

Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2007 If I find a book truly remarkable, I like to devour it rapidly in great big, greedy mouthfuls. Although Beah's book about his early...

Everyone Wins

Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Apr 04, 2008 - 4 comments

With a soldout venue (literally every seat sold) and a jam-packed day of entertaining and informative seminars, everyone emerged a winner as Forever Young presented its first Hamilton-based Retirement 101 symposium at the Hamilton Spectator auditorium on March 15. But Norma...

Where have all the small birds gone?

Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

Ontario's eagles are soaring while sparrows fall. The picture across the province is that eagles and most other big birds of prey are doing well but many smaller species, including swallows and other familiar songbirds, are in steep decline, according to...

3 for the road

Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Mar 07, 2008 - 4 comments

The question was put to me: asked to name three luxury cars that I could recommend for long-distance travel - say, to a snowbird driving south and then maybe taking off on a cross-continental trip - what vehicles would I choose?...