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Friendship is the Secret to Longevity

Nov 24, 2020 | Gail Grant

As we’re well aware, the Covid pandemic has taken a toll on both our connectivity and wellbeing, placing our social lives on semi-hold – but friends matter.

In his long career in the space program, Alex Rodrigues travelled regularly to the Kennedy Space Center for work on the Canadarm. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Alex Rodrigues

Nov 24, 2020 | Gail Grant

This award-winning senior writes a newsletter for more than 400 of his peers.

Hanging Up My Apron

Sep 18, 2020 | Gail Grant

After turning 70 Gail Grant found cooking a chore. Here’s how meal kits, poached eggs on toast and guilty-pleasure dinners have kept her happily fed.

Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Sigrid Wolm

Sep 18, 2020 | Gail Grant

Sigrid Wolm may have closed her iconic kitchen store, but she’s far from ready to retire.

Herb Hastings celebrated his 71st birthday at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with his daughter Annette. Photo Courtesy Herb Hastings.

Herb Hastings

Jun 25, 2020 | Gail Grant

Herb Hastings is an original member of the Achill Choral Society, is working on his 13th end-to-end trek of the Bruce Trail by hiking 30 to 50 kilometres every week.

Quarantini with a twist: Writer Gail Grant settles in for a Skype chat with a distant friend. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Home Alone

Jun 25, 2020 | Gail Grant

Living solo in the era of Covid-19.

The New Normal: Pill Dispensers and Replacement Parts

Mar 24, 2020 | Gail Grant

Somehow I thought growing old would take longer.

Activist Brenda Dolling has always been a woman ahead of her time.

Brenda Dolling

Mar 24, 2020 | Gail Grant

Originally an elementary school teacher, Brenda encouraged her students to think critically about issues, including politics.

Bob Pillar (left), shown here with John Jelaca, Tony Oliver and Randy Freitag, organizes regular senior men’s golf days. Photo by Enzo Villa.

Male Friendship

Nov 22, 2019 | Gail Grant

Are men as good at long-term friendships as women?

For octogenarian Johnny Berger, aging only means heli-skiing with a slower group. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Johnny Berger

Nov 22, 2019 | Gail Grant

For octogenarian Johnny Berger, aging only means heli-skiing with a slower group.

The Queen’s race horse hobby has reportedly netted her about $9.4 million. Wenn Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo.

The Side Hustle

Sep 16, 2019 | Gail Grant

After retirement, your passion can be a new career.

Bill Hayes, whom the kids call “Mr. Bill,” at Alton Public School with students Faith (rear), Ruby (left) and Brooke. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Bill Hayes

Sep 16, 2019 | Gail Grant

Bill Hayes spent his early childhood on a farm property that is now the Caledon Riding and Hunt Club on the Third Line (now Creditview Road).

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