Highlights of the website: 

Canada, I’m proud, a country with the courage to stand by its conctions.

A great day for Canada but a very sad one for those many countries who supposedly are friends of Canada. To quote ‘the Donald,’“Sad, sad, sad. Very bad.”

Read more at Washington POST


The FALL Guide to the programs offered by the City of Pickering is now available.

The choices seem endless.

View the guide at CITY GUIDE


Stay younger by joining a book club. Meet new people, make new friends and be engaged socially. Explore some of the book clubs connected with the
Pickering Public Library:
______________________   ___BOOK CLUBS

Volunteering benefits your mental health. Numerous studies strongly indicate that older adults who volunteer reduce the risk of cognitive impairment by more than 25%. Read more at VOLUNTEERS.

We are asking for your help with a project to build a volunteering database.

Do you volunteer? Where? Does the organization accept other volunteers? What kind of activity is involved in that volunteering? Could you send information to Richard at richardszpin@gmail.com

This September register for a computer class, WINDOWS 10 or iPad offered by the City of Pickering at two locations in the city. Friendly atmosphere, relaxed instruction, easy learning. More information available in August at the city link:
__________ CITY COURSES

Use a computer much? NOTEZILLA is a “must have” application. Try it for free. It will become an indispensable tool to your electronic workspace.




AGEING: Health Canada Recall  Health Canada Recalls *Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Because of Contamination with Potential Carcinogen* Read more at HEALTH CANADA RECALL



Ageing well comes from a positive state of mind. Think positively about ageing and you’ll age much better. Think negatively, and it’s all downhill from there.

Read more at BETTER AGEING



Pickering Public Library: murder or sexism?
ONE man left in all 
FIVE PPL Book Clubs. His days may be numbered by the library’s new direction. He will be eliminated as a book club member when these clubs are eliminated as they stand in mid-2019. Is the PPL’s new policy throwing the current book clubs under the bus? Or is the policy sexist?


Seniors and Disabled can apply for assistance with snow removal as of the last week of August 2018
Application deadlines October 12, 2018
[ Applicable fee and a limited number of applicants. ] Application details at  SNOW
                                                          Reminder from City Councillor Shaheen Butt

Cheating your family with your WILL?

You made a will with its ‘end of life’ plans, but have you given
your family a roadmap for getting there?
“Estate Organizer is that roadmap, a document which will
benefit your family when they most need assistance. 

Check out the details at  Estate Organizer . Really help your family.


AGEING:  More and more of our site visitors are facing new issues and challenges relating to AGEOur site has responded with a new category to the site. Explore it as we update information and news there.


Here’s an example of AGEISM. Don’t know what it is? You should if you are over 55 because it affects you more often than you think.

I wanted to adopt a new puppy but guess what….I’m too old. Read on at  OLD



Health: body, mind and soul.
Over 55? Explore our categories:

For a healthier you, click



Our artist in residence as a story behind her. Read it at JUTTA





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EDITORIAL: A buck a beer but the buck is taken away - A government for the people. More hypocrisy. Vague promises but concrete action that says the opposite. Not to complain and lament but to simply lay it out as it appears, the Ford government demonstrates the universal political speak, … Continue reading
TECH HELP: Lesson 1 PRACTICING SAFE SECS - Oops...wrong artwork, wrong topic. But you should "Practice SAFE SECS, security that is." We always caution the SENIORS students we teach to be very wary about the risks of computer hackers. Read this article to learn a bit more … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: Memories of the CNE from the 1950’s - Memories of the 'Ex'...the 1950's Ex. It's a heartfelt bit of nostalgia remembering the grand old lady of agricultural fairs and Rotzy's heart warms a bit as he recalls his visits to the Ex when he was a kid. We … Continue reading
NEWS: 50 yr old Pickering Nuclear plant gets 10 yr license renewal - Safety be damned. Political and corporative leaders show their regard for the safety and well-being of the citizenry. Pickering Nuclear Generating plant, 50 years old, gets a 10 year license renewal. Talk about 'forward thinking?' Instead of exploring … Continue reading
EDITORIAL: “Voyage of the damned”…not on Canada’s watch ! - Canada, I am proud, we are a country that stands up for its convictions. We would have given the S.S. St. Louis a port of entry as demonstrated by our stand in support of human rights and opposition … Continue reading
HEALTH: Aged 55 – 65 years and without a medical plan - Anyone who has retired from an organization which had provided medical coverage while they were employed by the company, may have to consider a private plan. MEDICAL PLAN assistance for those 55 - 65 and without a current … Continue reading
FORD: Premier Doug Ford a lot of hot air…again - Too often people criticize and lament about events in the news and government policies. Here is something to consider and it may be worth whining about.   Doug Ford keeps promising "A buck a beer" Consider the implications … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: Aug. 5 - Life in the near north is more pastoral, more idylic, more peaceful. What with local parades, community festivals probably with games like horseshoes and bocce. Well, maybe not bocce as that may be a conflict of cultures. No … Continue reading
FORD: Donald Trump trumped by Doug Ford - The student outdoes the teacher. Donald Trump should look to this student to learn lessons in the control and management of opposition groups. Doug Ford out-trumps the master himself. If the news is not favourable, change it. Better still, … Continue reading
FORD: Next stop “24 Sussex Drive” - He won an election without a platform! He pulled a Trump in winning the premiership. Now he dreams of greater things. The Prime Minister office might just be in his nocturnal whimseys. Might a Ford announcement about running … Continue reading
AGEING: Home blood pressure monitoring and getting the most out of it - Get the most out of home blood pressure monitoring Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure. Find out how to use home monitors accurately. Checking your blood pressure at home … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: July 30 - The biggest yard sale in all of Canada! Well, would you believe all of Ontario? OK, OK, the biggest in all of near northern Ontario. Lots going on in Nakina but the yard sale is the event of … Continue reading