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Mary Rose (left) and Darla Fraser are two driving forces behind the effort to make Orangeville a welcome place for seniors. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The WHO and Local Seniors

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant

Orangeville residents and planners looking to serve an aging population are finding age-friendly inspiration in the World Health Organization.

As a child, Ingrid Sander fled the Allied bombing of Berlin, then she and her family walked 200 kilometres back home. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Ingrid Sander

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant

As a child, Ingrid Sander fled the Allied bombing of Berlin, then she and her family walked 200 kilometres back home.

Waterloo’s shiny new Research Institute for Aging is a beacon of hope as older adults struggle to preserve their well-being. (Photo courtesy RIA.)

Older Could Be Better

Jun 19, 2018 | Gail Grant

The Research Institute for Aging works to improve quality of life for seniors.

Debbie Fawcett, a longtime municipal politician, championed the restoration of Horning’s Mills community hall. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Debbie Fawcett

Jun 19, 2018 | Gail Grant

Debbie Fawcett, a longtime municipal politician, championed the restoration of Horning’s Mills community hall.

Ken Wynne (centre) teaches tech know-how to Mary Mansdy and Lloyd Andrade in Caledon’s Seniors Helping Seniors program. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Help for the Tech Challenged

Mar 26, 2018 | Gail Grant

Ken’s students often bring their own computers to class, only to discover hardware or software problems.

Stan Shapiro and Blue amid the memorabilia of a lifetime spent in the company of horses. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Stan Shapiro

Mar 26, 2018 | Gail Grant

More than 70 years later, Stan reflects on his history with horses.

On her first solo trip, Barbara McKenzie had the pleasure of feeding a koala at the Sydney Zoo in Australia.

Faraway Places are Still Within Reach

Nov 22, 2017 | Gail Grant

Travel helps us see things from a different perspective and lean away from old age.

In his mid-80s, Bill Carnegie still plays old-timer hockey once a week and continues to lace up for practice three times a week. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Bill Carnegie

Nov 22, 2017 | Gail Grant

“My life has been bookended by hockey in the winter and flying in the summer,” he says.

At Caledon’s bright and airy Abbeyfield House in Caledon East, residents gather for communal meals prepared by the live-in house manager. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Your Next Move

Sep 16, 2017 | Gail Grant

Graduated communities that enable you to stay in your home area as capabilities diminish have obvious advantages.

Russ Brown, 99, planted a healthy crop of tomatoes this year. The Bugs Bunny sign designating “Farmer Brown’s Tomato Patch” was made by his friend Bob Pillar. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Russ Brown

Sep 16, 2017 | Gail Grant

This past summer, with minimal assistance and working from a low chair, Russ created a flourishing tomato garden at Abbeyfield, turning over the sod, removing rocks and adding peat, fertilizer and wire cages for the plants.

Although she misses her mother terribly, Tammi Langdon is glad they took the time to talk about the things that mattered before she died. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

When a Mother Dies

Jun 21, 2017 | Gail Grant

Although she misses her mother terribly, Tammi Langdon is glad they took the time to talk about the things that mattered before she died.

Family, ponies and a wide social circle keep the sparkle in Betty Burgoyne’s smile. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Betty Burgoyne

Jun 21, 2017 | Gail Grant

Family, ponies and a wide social circle keep the sparkle in Betty Burgoyne’s smile.

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