Tag - Jan/Feb 2024

Decor, Design and the Aging Eye

Lifescape By Janet Armstrong, Accredited Interior Designer, CAPS Over the past several months, various paint companies have announced their colour of the year (COTY) for 2024. They’ve included a supporting cast of colours that complement the COTY so you can develop a palette that will work regardless of your style and the space...

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Santa Monica

Twenty minutes west of downtown Los Angeles and nestled along the Pacific, Santa Monica is both a cultural oasis and the ultimate beach town. It’s also walkable so you can maximize your time enjoying the sunshine. Santa Monica’s beachfront stretches over five kilometres and it’s home to the iconic Santa Monica Pier...

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SLO CAL

North of West Hollywood, you’ll discover SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County, California), SLOCAL.com. It has been called “the best of California wrapped in 80-plus miles of coastline.” Imagine scenic beaches, sunny days, rolling hills, vineyards and unique small towns. The wine-and-dine scene encompasses 300 wineries, breweries...

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West Hollywood

Where do you start a leisurely adventure in California? How about a city that typifies California cool: West Hollywood. Bordering Beverly Hills, West Hollywood is famous for celebrity sightings, dining, culture and wellness offerings. There three main districts to explore. The Sunset Strip is a go-to spot for nightlife, music...

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Two Words: SNOWDAY Childhood memories bring joy to winter.

The Little Things By Jason Marshall Boys play hockey on a frozen lake on a winter sunny daySome things in life defy explanation. The worst of these mysteries are also stressors. Look at winter. On the calendar it’s three months long. Same as spring. Fall. And summer. So why is there a dreadful feeling it will never end? The...

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Mature Drivers: Some Facts and Tips

As we enter the winter season By Peggy Edwards, Council on Aging of Ottawa Louise Brunelle is chair of the older drivers sub-committee at the Council on Aging of Ottawa (COA). Louise says, “Driving gives older people independence and flexibility—a tried and true way to get where we need to go. Safe mobility in the community is...

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Goodbye to Freya

Animal Chatter  by Iris Winston I know that Freya, my 20-year-old Norwegian forest cat, is near the end of her life. She has oral cancer and the malignant tumor is invading her jaw bone and growing to the point that she is not able to close her mouth completely. Certainly, this means that her quality of life has declined, but...

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POWER of Our Generations

We have the collective clout to make a better future through legacy giving Have you left a gift to a favourite charity in your will? It’s a smart, empowering and feel-good choice more and more empty-nesters are making as they plan for the future. In fact, we members of the Silent, Baby Boomer and X generations have enormous...

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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Whether the potatoes are freshly made or enjoyed as leftovers, these savoury pancakes are great with breakfast or as a change-of-pace dinner side dish. Photo and Recipe courtesy of Foodland Ontario, foodlandontario.ca. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 6 minutes for 5 pancakes Makes about 10 pancakes 2 cups (500 mL)...

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Apple and Cheese French Toast Sandwiches

In this “grilled cheese and apple sandwich meets French toast,” thin slices of apples are wedged between two slices of cheese and bread. Photo and Recipe courtesy of Foodland Ontario, foodlandontario.ca. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves 4 8 slices (1/2-inch/1 cm) day old sourdough, French or Italian...

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