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Gail Grant

Gail Grant is a freelance writer who lives in Palgrave.

Riding the Medical Merry-Go-Round

Mar 16, 2024

In addition to rest, nutrition and exercise, medical and tune-up appointments are a necessity to keep aging bodies in good (enough) shape.

Meet a Community Elder: John Ferguson

Mar 16, 2024

John Ferguson first climbed the CN Tower’s 1,776 steps in 2018 when he was 85, and has repeated the challenge five times since.

Her Bright Idea

Mar 16, 2024

A 178-year-old Caledon farmhouse is a peaceful yet exuberant testament to the owner’s singlemindedness and the nearly 20 years she has worked to bring her vision to life.

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Nov 27, 2023

There are many steps older adults can take to prepare for the unexpected and avoid unhappy accidents.

Meet a Community Elder: Carol Seglins

Nov 27, 2023

Having served three terms as Caledon’s mayor, this advocate still cares deeply about the well-being of her beloved Caledon.

Bonnie Ledson and team – Fundraising Divas

Nov 23, 2023

This dynamic team has raised more than a million dollars over the years in support of the Bethell Hospice through their annual Diamond in the Hills fashion show, luncheon and auction.

The Dressing Dilemma

Sep 8, 2023

Writer Gail Grant explores the physical complexities of getting clothes onto an aging body.

Meet a Community Elder: Jeffrey Cottam

Sep 8, 2023

This charismatic Mono resident has a passion for acting, and a touch for healing.

Master of the Worlds

Jun 16, 2023

Elite triathlete, car enthusiast and cancer survivor, 75-year-old Bob Knuckey aims to conquer the world – again.

Brain Fog: How to Clear the Covid Hangover

Jun 16, 2023

Gail Grant examines how the disruptions of the pandemic led to a flatline of interactions, leaving our brains sluggish and our tongues tied.

Meet a Community Elder: Tina Daalderop

Jun 16, 2023

Keeping busy and involved in the community is a way of life, and at 78 Tina still has big plans for the future

“Speak to me, Alexa”

Mar 20, 2023

It’s a struggle to make friends with new technology.

Meet a Community Elder: Carol Good

Mar 20, 2023

Former corporate consultant Carol Good turned to writing poetry later in life, and recently published a book of her own poetry, ‘Alive & 65: A Celebration’.

Metric Resistance

Nov 20, 2022

Do you still think in a weird mix of metric and imperial? Writer Gail Grant finds that 50 years later conversion doesn’t come easily, especially if you’re in a certain age bracket.

Geoff Dilley

Nov 20, 2022

Each of Geoff Dilley’s memory boxes has a unique inlay design, crafted with the types of wood once used to make propellers for World War I aircraft.

A Hard Pill to Swallow

Sep 20, 2022

Getting the pill out of the package is just the first irritation with prescription meds.

Cheryl Russel

Sep 14, 2022

Cheryl Russel says her father inspired her interest in local politics and “made it clear that he expected me to pay attention.”

When You Forget the Little Things

Jun 24, 2022

Don’t worry – our brains naturally prioritize the important stuff.