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 Highlights of the website: 

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


Book clubs are a great way to get out, meet new people and get engaged socially. Pickering offers residents numerous clubs to consider.
Book clubs in Pickering:  BOOK CLUBS


Pickering Public Library: guilty of murder or sexism?
Only ONE man left in all 
FIVE PPL Book Clubs and his days are numbered if the library’s new direction goes as planned. This man will be eliminated as a member of an official PPL book club when these clubs are eliminated as they currently stand in mid-2019. Is the PPL’s new policy throwing the current book clubs under the bus? And is the PPL being sexist with this one man? Read more at LIBRARY HAPPENINGS


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 and really help your family.


AGEING:  More and more of our site visitors are facing new issues and challenges relating to AGE. Our 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:

Also for a healthier you, click on:



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

R Ebb and flow Framed canvas, 11 X 15, $125

Our artist in residence is Jutta Van Huss.



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RANTS and RAVES: Toronto squirrel population harvesting more nuts - Toronto the good? Hog town? World class city? Old sobriquets for the city which now need to be changed: Nut town, squirrelly city, NY2, Detroit+. Not to cast aspersions on the USA but remember when "Gun city" applied … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: July 23 - Rotzy's theme could be AGEING which suits us just fine as it's a new category on the website. So Rotzy's spot on in his commentary when he talks about the instant "ageing" of the Ford policies, the "ageing" … Continue reading
AGEING: Health Canada Recall - Health Canada Recalls *Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Because of Contamination with Potential Carcinogen* Users of blood pressure medications should contact their pharmacist if they need clarification about the medication they use. Drug manufacturers are recalling several medications containing … Continue reading
BOOK CLUBS OF PPL: Murder at Pickering Public Library - The Pickering Public library is modernizing itself and in so doing, it is developing a new philosophy which may be detrimental to its own FIVE book clubs. The new plan details is a challenge to follow. These steps may help … Continue reading
HEALTH: Sometimes longevity advice can be totally off the wall - Recently, I received some suggestions relating to better ageing from a well-known magazine for older adults. One tip it offered was clearly off the wall. I challenge anyone to be able to to do it, regardless of age. … Continue reading
GAL NEWS: Notes from PPL Independent Book clubs meeting session - The Pickering Public Library met with the book club stakeholders in July to explain its new Book Clubs model. More questions were created, fewer answers. A positive meeting nevertheless leaving many attendees hopeful that constructive and clearer developments … Continue reading
BRUNO's ramblings...: On ageing - Bruno must be a mind reader. We introduced a new category to our site, "AGEING" and lo and behold, Bruno writes a few ramblings pertaining to getting old... I found this timely, because today I was in a store … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: July 15 - Good things happen in the "Near north in Nakina" as Rotzy will tell ya. But only after July 1 when summer comes for a few days. That's when the 'Nakina-ites' rush out into the garden to see what … Continue reading
My opinion, strictly speaking...: Tearing Families Apart…the American way ! - Recently, immigrants to the United States experienced an American immigration policy which has been justifiably criticized all over the world. Children were separated from the immigrating parents by American customs and incarcerated away from them. The American supreme … Continue reading
RANTS and RAVES: Could the devil be incarnated in the US today? - Crazier? Him or us? The American in the White House deserves some recognition. For what? For motivation, determination, obstinacy and goal orientation. The man is incredible. Consider if you would have the chutzpah, the balls, the courage or the backbone to … Continue reading
GAL NEWS: Book Clubs reps meet with Cathy Grant regarding new PPL philosophy and direction - Representatives of the Book Clubs of the PPL met with Cathy Grant, CEO of Pickering Public Library on July 12, 2018. A summary of the meeting is provided by the representatives. Present: Sue Croley, Gloria Schwabe Background - Book … Continue reading
AGEING: Ageism: A response to Bruce Grierson - Ageing well is a positive state of mind. Think positively about ageing and you'll age much better. Think negatively, and it's all downhill from there. Bruce Grierson is a Vancouver based writer who writes about health and well-being … Continue reading


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The HEADER no longer has a dedication to the memory of Nonna, Zia Irma, and cousin Chester. Nevertheless, these family members and friends of the family are remembered and their memory is cherished. To learn a little more about the three sisters, CLICK on Three SISTERS and a BROTHER Zia Carla, at 90+, soldiers on in Italy.

They sing with the angels now!

Nonna Emma


Zia Irma






Anne Marie             Irene