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After her husband’s death, Kathryn MacDuffee determined to make the best of the new phase in her life. Hiking expeditions with friends included a trip to the Grand Canyon in 2015. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Senior and Single

Mar 19, 2019 | Gail Grant

Living alone doesn’t have to be lonely.

Alice McMahon has called Forks of the Credit home for most of her long and eventful life. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Alice McMahon

Mar 19, 2019 | Gail Grant

Born just before the Great Depression, Alice spent her teen years at Forks of the Credit, where her father worked for the railway.

Mike Winter competing in the cycling portion of the 2011 Ironman UK. He won in his age category (65 to 69 years old). Courtesy Mike Winter.

Keeping Pace with Mike Winter

Nov 20, 2018 | Gail Grant

Slowing down doesn’t have to mean giving up.

John Wheelwright, 89, paddled 300 kilometres on the Upper Horton River north of the Arctic Circle this past summer. Courtesy Pate Neumann.

John Wheelwright

Nov 20, 2018 | Gail Grant

John Wheelwright, 89, paddled 300 kilometres on the Upper Horton River north of the Arctic Circle this past summer.

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.

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