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Dementia Solutions – Caregiving Advice, October Update


Dementia expert, Karen Tyrell, offers answers to visitors for their situation-specific questions.  Karen is a dementia consultant who can point you in the right direction, giving quick insight and personalized answers to help you with dementia care challenges. Do you have a specific question relating to dementia that you need answered? Please submit your questions by email to: October, … Read more

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Travelling with Grandchildren?

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Homecoming Heartbreak Gisella was thrilled about bringing her 16-year-old granddaughter Jessica to her homeland, Venezuela, for the very first time. She herself hadn’t been back in 30 years. They’d been invited to Gisella’s nephew’s wedding: the perfect opportunity for Jessica to meet her extended family. Since Gisella hadn’t been abroad in ages, she made sure she and Jessica were thoroughly … Read more

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Adult Art Classes
Discount for CARP Members in GTA

Avenue Rd Art School

For more than 20 years, the Avenue Road Arts School has been the place to experience creative discovery, to ignite the imagination and to learn new skills.  Adult classes include Painting, Pottery, I Wish I Could Draw, and Singing Broadway Showtunes. Classes available for the absolute beginner as well as the more seasoned artist. The environment is student-focused – one … Read more

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Advice for Care-Free Cruising

Cruise Ship

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


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

Shoppers Pharmacist

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

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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