Active Senior's Digest Blog

Be the perfect host this summer

With the brightest and warmest time of the year still to come, now is a great time to brush up on your hosting skills. Any summer weekend (especially a long one) provides the perfect...

Garlic Herb Shrimp and Pesto Crostini

INGREDIENTS 1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes, chopped 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil divided, plus additional for oiling grill 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh basil Pinch (0.5 mL) salt Half baguette, sliced...

Recipe: Spaghetti Squash

The secret to changing up your meals while keeping them light and healthy is vegetable noodles. Zucchini, beet or squash varieties are a great, gluten-free alternative to regular pasta and add more veggies to...

Pushing for freedom

Ontario Retirement Communities Association pushing government to create Senior Services Benefit to put control for care back in the hands of seniors By Joel Wittnebel ACTIVE SENIOR’S DIGEST It’s a simple enough idea. One...

Coming to grips with a terrible childhood

The Leavers, By Lisa Ko Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Hard cover, 335 Pages www.algonquin.com Little Deming Guo was a child who had experience with abandonment. He was born in New York to an...

The three lesser known Tudor sisters

The Last Tudor, By Philippa Gregory Touchstone An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Soft cover, 513 pages www.simonandschuster.ca Author Philippa Gregory takes a look at the Tudor sisters Lady Jane, Katherine and Mary...

Home take overs

By Sergeant Sheri Tate/DRPS As the senior support coordinator, I’ve been receiving more and more questions from the public about a form of elder abuse that we call a “home take over.” In a...

Be a donor, make a difference

April is BeADonor month and the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is looking to Ontario residents for help. There are approximately 1,600 people currently waiting for an organ transplant across the province, and...

Free pharmacare in the works

Plans are in the works to extend cost-free pharmacare to residents over the age of 65. More than 4,400 prescription drugs will be available free of charge of charge to the approximate 2.6 million...