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Advice for Care-Free Cruising

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With the growing popularity of cruise vacations, more and more Canadians want to ensure a problem-free voyage. While cruise ships are among the safest forms of transportation, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada advises Canadians to take certain precautions to ensure their well-being during a cruise. We encourage you to follow these tips before leaving Canada, to enjoy a care-free cruise. … Read more

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Prepare for a Healthy Trip Abroad

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Canadians love to travel, but they often forget to take measures to protect their health while abroad. The Government of Canada assists thousands of Canadian travellers because of illness, injury and other medical emergencies. Most of these problems could be avoided if travellers took preventive steps. Make sure you are aware of the following travel health tips before leaving Canada … Read more

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Ask the Pharmacist: How to Keep Your Medications Working for You

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Many Canadians live with multiple chronic illnesses and their medicine cabinets may be filling up as a result. In fact, almost two thirds of those aged 65 and over take five or more prescription drugs from different drug classes. Managing all these medications can be a real challenge and pharmacists can be an important resource to help keep Canadians on … Read more

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BC Seniors Advocate Pinned by CARP

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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?

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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

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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

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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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