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BC Seniors Advocate Pinned by CARP

April and Advocate

CARP’s British Columbia representative, April Lewis, took the opportunity to “pin” BC Seniors Advocate at a recent event hosted by the United Way Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table. April welcomed Ms. Mackenzie as an honorary member.  CARP looks forward to working with the Advocate’s office to advance our mission in BC, to improve the lives of Canadians as we age.

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Which Way to the Couch?


What age were you when you realized the beauty of a nap? 30? 40? 50? Can’t remember because you were tired? I don’t know when I first felt the warm embrace of an afternoon nap. I’m not a great sleeper at night, by noon I’m exhausted. One day when I was dragging my butt around the house, I heard an … Read more

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Letters from Lightstone: The Many Flavours and Feelings of Israel

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Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally-rich country. Read below for letters to Canadian winemaker, Don Ziraldo and dear friends. Part 4: Dear Marg, Louise, and Kim, I know that you and your family are observant Christians, so I think you would have enjoyed our jeep ride through the Galilee … Read more

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Letters from Lightstone: Packing Light and Sending Love

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Marilyn packs light for her journey (great tip for those who love to shop when they travel) and thinks of friend Evelyn Hannon (Zoomer Author) fondly as she sets out on her journey. Marilyn also expresses how different Israel has become since the 1980s (her last trip) and sends Moses wishes as he embarks on his 15th IdeaCity. June 17th, 2014: Part 2 … Read more

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Osteoporosis Webinar with Dr. Marla Shapiro, June 17th

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Osteoporosis Canada Presents “Bone Matters with Dr. Marla Shapiro” – Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 -  a special, live presentation by Health and Medical expert, Dr. Marla Shapiro, with remarks from President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, Dr. Famida Jiwa. Dr. Shapiro is a prominent medical contributor, consultant and specialist and is renowned for her expertise in Toronto, Canada and across North … Read more

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) June 15th, 2014


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: A Celebration of the Power of Collective Creativity is on June 15th, 2014. “Because of WEAAD, more people know and understand what elder abuse is, there is more recognition of human rights and civil rights, more research, education, advocacy and policy development.”  For more information about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,  please CLICK HERE! Elder … Read more

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CARP’s Ontario Election Briefer: Party Platform Comparison for our Issues


All three major provincial parties are actively campaigning for older voters. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – older people vote at much higher rates than any other demographic and are consistently informed on the issues. CARP members can take some credit for making politicians and election campaigns pay attention. CARP works hard during and between election cycles to make … Read more

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The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back

The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back

Be sure to catch the CARP debate if you missed it on May 30th, 2014. Gearing up for the Ontario election, CARP hosted a debate with the following Candidates: Charles Sousa (Liberal), Christine Eliott (Conservative) and Cheri DiNovo (NDP). If you are new to the CARP Debate, you are in for a treat! This is no stiff (and frankly unproductive) … Read more

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Congratulations to the winners of Deryn Collier’s book!

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Thank you to everyone who liked, shared and/or commented on our Facebook page in order to win a copy of Deryn Collier’s book, Open Secret. Please see below for list of winners! Rose Pollock Sandy Rooke Mary Wilson Valerie Ann MacKenzie John Gallagher Penny Pomes Len Colebert Linda Peter Glavine Wendy Herring Shelley Wark-Martyn To redeem your signed copy of the book, … Read more

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Results are in from the
2014 Great Backyard Bird Count

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 Bird watchers shattered records, with some help from CARP Members in Canada It was another exciting, record-breaking year for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Participants from 135 countries around the globe submitted 144,000 bird checklists, eclipsing last year’s 110 countries.  Canada made a stellar contribution with 13,458 checklists. The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track the health … Read more

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