The newest Raptor hits the boards
not yet at 6′ 11″….




Toronto Raptors
starting Center, 2039

Luca Maiolo








Launch date: Tuesday, Jan. 22

Weight management has been a lifelong challenge and difficulty for us. One never gives up with this struggle and so we are about to launch another assault on the ‘Battle of the Bulge’ once again. With some professional help this time, we are tackling the problem again to start a new living regimen. A change in eating habits, a determination to begin a moderate exercise program. We have two site associates, Lisa Ireland, site dietitian and Agnes Scott, certified seniors fitness trainer and practicing geriatric RN who will be acting as coaches, advisors, and motivators during the program. Launch date is Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Visit our site to watch the progress over the next couple of months.






We’ve helped other 
older adults find jobs.

Grey Quills is an association of writers, adults 55+, regularly contributing to assisting and informing seniors visiting ‘Cookz, Bookz, and Nookz.’ Each of these dynamic seniors is a dedicated and actively involved working for their community and beyond doing volunteer work ranging from helping kids in needy schools to engineering projects providing clean drinking water in third world countries.

REG is our newest Grey Quill. He a passionate Canadian who snowbirds to Lake Chapala, Mexico each winter. Read his column at In REG’S view

Read their stories. Eva H. is one of these writers. A retired teacher, Eva responded to the siren call of needy children in the Dominican Republic. To read about her work:  Class

Reg R. and Todd S. are Canadian and American engineers respectively but there their shared attributes stop. Reg is passionate about Canadian values and how the USA deviates from them; Todd as passionately disagrees feeling Americans are misread, misunderstand and misinterpreted. The duo’s conflicting opinions are entertaining and enlightening. See Reg’s latest at GUNS


Our registered dietitian, Lisa Ireland, advises eating mindfully during the festive season.




Fermo says, “I got vaccinated. How about you?”

Phone your doctor. Even some pharmacies do it.
Read more at FLU 
Seniors get  SUPER FLU SHOTS . It is covered by OHIP.


In loving memory, they now sing in the   HEAVENLY CHOIR

From NAKINA...: Jan. 21- A few wintry blasts from Rotzy as the temperatures drop, the snow heights rise and the Snowbirds take flight. ''The Perfect Storm''.... was not. Or perhaps we were simply spared here in The Telephone City. I'm referring to… Continue reading
SENIORS: SNOWBIRD CHECKLIST- Prepare your home for vacation... When you leave home for vacation, PREPARE YOUR HOME for your absence. Here's a list to help you prepare home for your vacation: 'HOME  (Vacation) PREPARATION CHECKLIST' KEYS ___to 'house minder' (family /… Continue reading
HEALTH: Motorcycling benefits your health- Motorcycling is good for your health. [ Apologies for sounding glib...."If you live!"] Our research into health produced an unexpected result, that motorcycling benefits one's health. This is a lengthy read but educational demonstrating how positive arguments can… Continue reading
HEALTH: Health issues? Check out WebMD site- Here's a website that will help you with medical/prescription information.   Continue reading
In REG's view...: “Shoot first, ask later,” growing trend in Canada, sadly- Gun violence is spilling over into Canada and becoming an increasingly serious problem in many of our big cities. I have developed an attitude re the US similar to your issues with Mexico. As you may remember we… Continue reading
JUST MY OPINION...: Book clubs – more than just reading- Not joining the SNOW BIRDS this year? Beat the winter blash by joing a Book Clubs instead. The winter months can be brutally cold, snowy, windy and lonely. A dog and a good book by a blazing fire in… Continue reading
REGS & PROCEDURES: BORROWING BOOK CLUB SETS- PPL BORROWING PROCEDURES GAL BOOK CLUB Moderators will find the PPL book club sets borrowing procedure easy to manage. VITAL LINKS The crucial link for borrowing a book set is found at BOOK CLUB SETS The link to the… Continue reading
AGEING: CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT against residential homes- It's about time someone looked at residential care abuse with more than just critical words. Revera, Extendicare and Sienna Residences are defendents in a class action lawsuit which accuses them of unprofessional and improper care of the elderly… Continue reading
EVENTS: The CITY and SEX – Feb 5, Tues, 2-4pm- City shines SPOTLIGHT Series on SEX. Our website has been shining a light on the topic for many months already.   Continue reading
From NAKINA...: Jan. 14- Rotzy doesn't swear as much as he once did. Call it "creeping conservativism." I Keep Being Asked.... by readers/friends from up north....and down here....what we miss about Nakina. Of course as Miz. Jo and yours truly were there… Continue reading
MUST READS: BOOKS dealing with matters of LIFE and DEATH- This is a collection of 5 newly published books which deal with life and death matters. They may be interesting reading for those who are interested in that subject matter at the moment.         Notes for the… Continue reading
BOOKS: WOEFIELD POULTRY COLLECTIVE, Susan Juby- Funny, entertaining, much in the style one would attribute to Stephen Leacock or even Terry Fallis. A terrific "vacation read!" WOEFIELD POULTRY COLLECTIVE Susan Juby Synopsis Woefield Farm is a sprawling thirty acres of scrubland, complete with dilapidated… Continue reading
BOOKS: FAITHFUL SPY, Alex Berenson- Terrorism 101...a very believable novel which simultaneously entertains and educates the reader about the breadth of modern terrorism. Frightening! FAITHFUL SPY Alex Berenson Synopsis John Wells penetrates al Qaeda for ten years until only CIA handler Jennifer Exley… Continue reading
EVENTS: Grandfriend Day, January 26- Pickering teens get involved with Pickering seniors. Continue reading