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Women on the move: Becky

Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.

Moments

Only you will ever know the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?...

Dancing & romancing

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Lifestyle, Pastimes Slideshow
Feb 05, 2008 - 4 comments

It's kind of an insiders' secret across Canada - the place where older folks have a bite to eat, hang out, meet old or make new friends, take a spin on the dance floor and maybe find romance on Saturday night....

Curling with Colleen

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Jan 14, 2008 - 4 comments

Champion curler Colleen Jones has some secrets to share. Unfortunately, she's not dishing the dirt in her new book Curling Secrets (Nimbus Publishing). The slim volume is a combination of instruction, strategy and motivation written for curlers. The six-time national and...