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Aging in Place of Choice

Aging in Place of Choice

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are a contemporary and specialized solution created to meet the challenge of “aging in place of choice.” Ideal for infill within existing communities, the concept…

Retirement Brings New Beginnings

Retirement Brings New Beginnings

“After 27 years, I have my black belt in retirement,” John Fraser begins, “and I can tell you that retirement is not the end of the road by any means.” No sir, retirement…

Giving Back

Giving Back

Commitment to a worthy cause is its own reward. Words and photography by Mike Douglas Rod Alafriz, 64, is a small, friendly and tightly wound man. There is evident energy and precision in…

Birth of the Bionic Man

Birth of the Bionic Man

How bionics are changing the face of limb replacement technology. Words by James Tonin It sounds like something straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster: doctors graft futuristic implants to the body…

The Shores Of Port Credit’s Adult Lifestyle Campus

The Shores Of Port Credit’s Adult Lifestyle Campus

If approved, Mississauga’s first fully integrated adult lifestyle campus will soon transform a tired segment of Lakeshore Road West between Credit Landing and Benson Avenue in Port Credit. This exciting redevelopment project will provide distinctive transitional…

No Bucket List, Thanks!

No Bucket List, Thanks!

John discovers the joy of living without expectations. Words by John Fraser You’re fat. You smoke in the closet. You’re a world-class procrastinator. You don’t go to the gym, watch…

My Lucky Stars and Garters!

My Lucky Stars and Garters!

Scientifically speaking—what’s your sign? Words by John Fraser If it can be systematized, it’s science (according to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary), hence astrology, which systematizes all of humanity into 12 convenient groups, is “science.”…

Strokes of Kindness

Strokes of Kindness

Spending a career making a positive difference. Words by Helen Reilly Sandy Milakovic recently retired as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Peel Chapter after a 33-year career with…

Be Prepared: Powers of Attorney

Be Prepared: Powers of Attorney

Making your wishes clear ensures they occur. “I have a client with a mother in her nineties who lives by herself and doesn’t want to leave her home. She is showing…

Hacking the Human Body

Hacking the Human Body

New technology may change the world forever. Words by James Tonin A strange, dark and fascinating phenomenon has risen in the basements, garages, isolated buildings and shadowy corners of the…

Gary Clipperton: Musical Spirit

Gary Clipperton: Musical Spirit

Love of music shapes lives in Streetsville and beyond. Words by Steven Pecar For almost 40 years, it’s been “just us” performing across Mississauga and abroad. Actually, it’s been “Justus,” a play on words…

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Epidemic or exaggeration? Words by James Tonin While scientists are still struggling to explain it, new research seems to support what anecdotal evidence has been suggesting for years: food allergies…

Sorry, Wrong Number!

Sorry, Wrong Number!

Our auction winner is not so silent. Words by John Fraser The phone rang. “Hello?” “Is this John Fraser?” “Are you phoning about my ducks?” “Excuse me?” “My ducks, my ducks… seems…

My Zen State

My Zen State

Meditations on organic preservation.  Words by John Fraser  Personally, I’d always suspected that the organic food movement was a well-orchestrated scheme to overcharge for veggies and such. Of course, I…

Scientific Saint or Dinner Sinner?

Scientific Saint or Dinner Sinner?

There’s no documented harm genetically modified organisms, but there is fear of the unknown.  Words by James Tonin  Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as they are commonly known, have stirred…

Taking the “Dis” Out of Disability

Taking the “Dis” Out of Disability

Port Credit’s Robert “Dutch” Holland. Words and photography by Trish Dugan Some people will allow a disability to disable their dreams. Robert “Dutch” Holland, a Port Credit resident since childhood who…

Managing Your Money: O Canada—A Great Place to Retire

Managing Your Money: O Canada—A Great Place to Retire

There are many reasons why living in Canada and being Canadian is so terrific. One you may not have considered is that Canada is a great place to retire! A…

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

Do you really need a gluten-free diet? Words by James Tonin From oat bran and Atkins to grapefruit and cabbage soup, recent history is littered with fad diets which have proven to be…

Court in the Headlights

Court in the Headlights

Or, seeing red after running a red. Words by John Fraser Turning 80 doesn’t give you much in common with a 16-yearold granddaughter, but there is one thing: we both had to…

Sole Mates

Sole Mates

Align Orthotics–where medical expertise meets fashionable footwear. Words by Trish Dugan As I sip my skinny latte and people-watch from the safety of a window at my favorite coffee house, I spot an attractive…

Volunteer Impresario

Volunteer Impresario

Active retiree brings popular shows to city stages. Words and photography by Mike Douglas On April 10, a fond tradition ended at the Port Credit Secondary School. The Adventure Travel Series,…

Taking Care: How to Cope with Moving to a Retirement Residence

Taking Care: How to Cope with Moving to a Retirement Residence

Over the course of a lifetime and as we get older, there will be many new experiences; and one of the most common will be a change in housing. For…

Taking Care: Five Important Ingredients for Living Happily in Retirement

Taking Care: Five Important Ingredients for Living Happily in Retirement

Often people dream of retiring! But when the time does come, it’s only natural if you’re overwhelmed with your newfound freedom and concerned about your overall happiness. So, what’s the…

Taking Care: Tips for Improved Health and Memory Function

Taking Care: Tips for Improved Health and Memory Function

Of all the organs in your body, your brain has the hardest job! While there is no way to fully prevent the development of Alzheimer’s and dementia, there are several…

Sole Mates

Sole Mates

Align Orthotics–where medical expertise meets fashionable footwear. Words by Trish Dugan As I sip my skinny latte and people-watch from the safety of a window at my favorite coffee house,…

Reiki Healing by Kyla Werrett

Reiki Healing by Kyla Werrett

Worried about your health and well-being? Perhaps you should try a holistic practice to bring balance to your body, mind and spirit. This can be achieved through Reiki healing. Reiki…

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