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Why St. Patrick’s Day?

Wednesday Feb 27th, 2019

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Sunday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. Why do we bother to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the world? Obviously, you might say, the day is to honour Ireland's patron saint, who introduced Catholicism to the Irish and rid their land of snakes. But that's not really what we're celebrating, is it? We're really using it as an excuse to wear green and throw a big party. Everyone knows the Irish love a good party. Our methods of celebrating might differ around the... [read more]

How to Slow Down and Listen

Friday Jan 26th, 2018

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Do you ever find your mind wandering when someone is talking to you?  No, you’re not abnormal and you don’t have attention deficit disorder. Most people speak at an average rate of about 120 words per minute, but most people can listen about four times faster. So, your mind fills in the gap by thinking about other things. Be aware of this and try to slow down your listening. Work on staying focused so you can really comprehend what the speaker is saying.   [read more]

Old Age Is Great For Creativity

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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We sometimes think creativity is for young people. Children are endlessly imaginative, but the elderly are set in their ways. After all, we think, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” right? Consider this list of creative accomplishments by people who may have seemed to be past their prime: Goethe. The famous German poet finished part two of his masterpiece Faust shortly before his death in 1832, when he was 83. Arthur Rubenstein. This concert pianist performed at... [read more]

The Link Between Stress And Stroke

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Stroke is a devastating experience in which blood is cut off from a part of the brain. It can have many contributing factors. One of them, physicians now say, is stress. According to the journal Stroke, researchers looked at medical records of more than 6,000 men and women who participated in a 16-year study. As part of the study, participants’ anxiety levels were measured. Over the course of time, 416 people suffered at least one stroke. The researchers determined that the risk of... [read more]

Silver Alerts

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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We’ve heard the term Amber Alerts often in the past few years, referring to children who are missing or taken from their families. But some in the Zoomer Community are advocating for a Silver Alert – an avenue to let the public know when a senior has gone missing, especially in the winter when they may be at higher risk of exposure. Do you think this is a good idea? We want to hear from you let us know at 416-360-0740 Toll free:1-866-740-4740 [read more]

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