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Ruth Adria: Champion of the elderly

Ruth Adria: Champion of the elderly

A wealthy man who wanted to live out his life at home and could afford the 24-hour care needed to do so, instead died in an institution where he was placed against his will by his family because they didn't want home care to eat up their inheritance.
Marriage of 60 years centered on activism

Marriage of 60 years centered on activism

They say never discuss politics at the dinner table. Well, it turns out they might be wrong. Take Indranil and Manjuli Banerjee, for instance.
PEGASIS hopes to ride to rescue of isolated seniors

PEGASIS hopes to ride to rescue of isolated seniors

Shanika Donalds knows better than most the harsh impacts that social isolation can have on seniors.

Cable offfering bewildering variety of choices

Statistics tell us that Canadians aged 55+ are big television viewers. Seniors spend nearly 39 hours a week watching TV, compared to just 22 hours for those 25-54.
Cupid still finds his mark with later-life love

Cupid still finds his mark with later-life love

Canadian seniors are searching for love more than ever before – and not only at this especially romantic time of year.

City approves blueprint for naturalized private yards

As more Edmontonians incorporate natural elements and native plants into their landscaping, the city is easing the transition.

Sixty years and counting

ON FEBRUARY 2 nd 1957 JOHN TIDRIDGE, AT THE THORNHILL BAPTIST CHURCH, SOUTHAMPTON, UK DID WED MAUREEN BARRETT.... The Rev. Frank Keightley presided over the service; the small church was full of family, friends and well wishers.

Garth Brooks packs 'em in

TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE AT A TIME AND NINE TIMES: even at the reasonable rates set by this performer, it's not a bad week’s work! This man, who said several years ago that he has made more money than his great grandchildren could spend, will be spendi

Why climb a hill

"Why would anyone go up a hill for a pail water when water travels downhill" unless this really isn’t a tale of liquid refreshment and unsure footing, as in the statement I found when Googling the meaning of this well-known nursery rhyme.

Class distinction and discrimination

Suppose a man wearing gold rings and fine clothes comes into your assembly, and a poor man in dirty clothes also comes in.