Tag - June 2024

Brockville Beckons

Have you been to Brockville lately? Named for War of 1812 hero Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, the historic Thousand Islands city is a lovely place to tour, especially in warmer weather. One unique, must-see spot is the Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing. It’s ideally located by the waterfront so you’ll enjoy checking out the...

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Family Ties

As the owners of Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa’s Cole family have been taking care of other families for 100 years. Now they’re poised for the next century at the newly opened Highland Park Cemetery. By Pam Dillon Canada has its share of 100-year-old companies. But not many are still family owned and operated after a century...

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Indoors or not?

Animal chatter  BY IRIS WINSTON Can a cat have a happy life if he never roams the great outdoors? Cats instinctively love exploring, hunting and staking out their territory. Wild, feral and some male farm cats can cover 150 acres or more, for example. Even the more modest 15 acres that make up the average female farm cat’s...

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Ideas for Ensuring Safe Access to Your Home

Lifescape By Janet Armstrong, Accredited Interior Designer, CAPS When we talk about safe, healthy living in our homes as we strive to live in place as long as possible, we tend to discuss interior spaces, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and stairwells. The part we don’t often read about or discuss is safe access into...

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Drink Up

Hydration is Linked to Healthy Aging Are you drinking enough water? It’s essential for aging well and there’s science too back that up. “Adults who stay well-hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get sufficient fluids, according...

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Smart Aging Preparing for Life’s Transitions

By Peggy Edwards, Council on Aging of Ottawa The idea for the Smart Aging program at the Council on Aging of Ottawa (COA) grew out of Sarah Bercier’s experience with older adults and the recognition that as we age, we experience a number of transitions, such as changes in our health and finances. Sarah, who is executive...

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Introducing Lola and Pepe and comic-strip creator Laura Lynn Eggleston

“I am a senior with a new cartoon strip about aging and relationships.” That’s what Laura Lynn Eggleston wrote in her first email to us at Fifty-Five Plus. Identifying herself as a “71-year-old Ottawa artist,” she asked if we’d be interested in featuring her cartoons in print. Indeed, we’re delighted to showcase Laura’s...

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Natalie MacLean

Stronger, Brighter, Fiercer Natalie MacLean prevails By Hattie Klotz Twenty years after Queen Elizabeth called 1992 her “annus horribilis,” Ottawa wine writer Natalie MacLean lived her own version of a terrible, horrible, very bad year. Her world came crashing down around her ears. First, her husband sprang a surprise divorce...

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Apple Yogurt Cake

This apple and yogurt cake is delicious, moist, easy to prepare and portable. Enjoy it at any time of the day. Recipe and photo courtesy of Foodland Ontario Preparation Time: 25 minutes Baking Time: 50 minutes Serves 12 3 Ontario apples, such as ambrosia or McIntosh 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose...

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