Category: Features

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Celebrating outstanding seniors

Ontario seniors receive achievement awards A refugee who created a support group to help reduce the isolation felt by many senior newcomer women, and an award-winning writer who has authored three novels aimed at...

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For the love of art

By Courtney Bachar/Active Senior’s Digest Most people have one thing that they can call a true passion; Olga Nabatova is lucky enough to have three things that she truly loves. Art has always been...

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A look back: Remembering Sir Wilfrid Laurier

By Graeme McNaughton/Active Senior’s Digest He is more than just the face on the five dollar bill. Born in 1841, Sir Wilfrid Laurier was the country’s first francophone prime minister and helped a young...

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Celebrate National Seniors Day

By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest It’s only a single day, but as Canada’s population continues to age, National Seniors Day on Oct. 1 could become one of our nation’s largest celebrations. Aimed at celebrating...

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Trudeau comes out of the darkness

By Graeme McNaughton/Active Senior’s Digest When she was admitted into the hospital in 2000, Margaret Trudeau was a shell of her former self. The ex-wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, she had been...

A 2005 Italian study has shown that seniors who looked after a pet displayed higher levels of happiness than those who did not. Judy Suave of Therapeutic Paws of Canada says that seniors can get a lot of pleasure and joy out of pet therapy.

Pets bring out positive changes in seniors

The old saying goes that a dog is man’s best friend. And that remains true, right into your golden years. Many seniors’ residences are now offering pet therapy options, which see a trained dog ...