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Royce Shook

Royce Shook Blog

Transition to Retrement

Port Coquitlam - British Columbia

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Royce Shook

52 minutes ago

Opportunities vs Challenges in retirement 2

Managing and accepting change can be a difficult but inevitable aspect of life. As we age, the pace of life changes more rapidly, with the departure of children from the household, the loss of friends and loved ones, mounting physical and health challenges, and the approach of re ...

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Royce Shook

1 day ago

Opportunities vs Challenges in retirement 1

Caree Risover charts her retirement through planning to implementation and enjoyment. Her retirement blog shares her quest for meaning in retired life with details of her thoughts, creativity, travel and even her vegetable plot. I enjoy reading her blog and recommend it to you. I ...

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Life Lessons

Royce Shook

3 days ago

Life to years, not years to life

Last thoughts on subjective ageing. Modern medicine should be adding life to years; not just more years to life. · According to Stats Canada, there were over 861,000 people aged 85 and older counted in the 2021 Census, more than twice the number observed in the 2001 Census. The ...

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Life Lessons

Royce Shook

4 days ago

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How Children perceive their grandparents.

I was sent this by one of my high school friends, I added to it and thought I would share · 1. · I was in the bathroom, putting on my makeup, under the watchful eyes of my young granddaughter, as I'd done many times before. After I applied my lipstick and started to leave, the li ...

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Royce Shook

6 days ago

Healthy Ageing 2

In a previous statement, I said, "So, I guess those of us who have made it to our seventies can congratulate ourselves. By one measure anyway, we are successful agers!" Upon further reflection, I realized this statement may or may not hold. The definition of successful aging may ...

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Life Lessons

Royce Shook

1 week ago

YOU ARE 150 YARDS
FROM CENTER OF GREEN
YOU ARE 175 YARDS
FROM A $500
GLASS WINDOW
CHOOSE YOUR CLUB

What is healthy ageing?

There was a study from the 1980s that concluded there are three main factors to successful aging. 1) Being free of disability or disease; 2) having high cognitive and physical abilities, and 3) interacting with others in meaningful ways. But another definition of successful aging ...

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Life Lessons

Royce Shook

1 week ago

Subjective Ageing

The fact that people tell others they feel or are younger is called subjective ageing. Subjective aging is an important concept that can have significant implications for individuals' well-being and health outcomes. Understanding how people perceive themselves and their own agein ...

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Life Lessons

Royce Shook

2 weeks ago

Subjective ageing and behaviour

Subjective ageing can impact an individual's behaviour and can influence how we behave, which can have both positive and negative effects on our well-being. For example, if I feel younger than my actual age, I may be more likely to engage in health-promoting behaviours, such as e ...

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Life Lessons

Royce Shook

2 weeks ago

Age is in the mind

When people ask me what I consider old I always say an age 10 years older than me. I found it interesting that people when asked what age they would like to be, most people say 10 years younger than they are, according to a study from the Stanford Center on Longevity. · The study ...

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Life Lessons

Royce Shook

2 weeks ago

The Rules of rural Saskatchewan

One of my cousins sent me this as I was born in Saskatchewan. My first thought was these are the reasons my parents left the province when I was three. I love my cousins and I do like Saskatchewan, but there is a limit to following some of the rules · 1. Pull your droopy pants up ...

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Humor

Royce Shook

3 weeks ago

Do you spend enough time?

My thanks to my cousin Irene for this and she received it from Karen · The telephone rang. · It was a call from his mother. He answered it and his mother told him, "Mr. · Belser died last night. · The funeral is Wednesday." · Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel ...

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Relationships & Love

Royce Shook

3 weeks ago

Old is When 2

Please note that these statements are intended to be humorous and based on stereotypes I have heard as I got older. We need to understand that the people saying these things are not meaning to offend, but are trying to be funny. I only take offence if it is a younger person (unde ...

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Royce Shook

3 weeks ago

Old is' Jokes

My thanks to Walter and his sense of "old" humour for these · 'OLD' IS WHEN... · Your sweetie says · 'Let's go upstairs and make love · And you answer: · 'Pick one, I can't do both!' · 'OLD' IS WHEN... · Your friends compliment you · On your new alligator shoes · And you're baref ...

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Royce Shook

3 weeks ago

Five lessons about the way we treat people Lesson 5

5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts. · My thanks to Aubrey and Ron for the following stories · Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. · Her only chance of re ...

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Relationships & Love

Royce Shook

4 weeks ago

Five lessons about the way we treat people Lesson 4

Once upon a time, there was a King who decided to spice up his kingdom's roads with a giant boulder. It wasn't for aesthetic reasons, mind you, but more of a "let's see what happens" royal experiment. So, he slyly hid in the bushes, munching on royal popcorn, waiting for the dram ...

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Relationships & Love

Royce Shook

4 weeks ago

Five lessons about the way we treat people Lesson 3

In a time when an ice cream sundae was more affordable, a 10-year-old boy went into a hotel's coffee shop and took a seat at a table. A waitress placed a glass of water in front of him."How much is an ice cream sundae?" the boy asked. "50 cents," the waitress replied. The little ...

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Relationships & Love

Royce Shook

1 month ago

Five lessons about the way we treat people Lesson 2

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Relationships & Love

Royce Shook

1 month ago

Five lessons about the way we treat people

My thanks to Aubrey and Ron for the following stories which will be posted over the next few days. · 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. · During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questi ...

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Relationships & Love

Royce Shook

1 month ago

Critical Thinking

“According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old - about 130 million people - lack proficiency in literacy, reading below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level.” · It is concerning that a significant portion of the U.S. population lacks proficien ...

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Education

Royce Shook

1 month ago

Some Humour on a wet Wednesday

Another year has passed · And we're all a little older. · Last summer felt hotter · And winter seems much colder · There was a time not long ago · When life was quite a blast. · Now I fully understand · About ‘Living in the Past · We used to go to weddings, · Football games and l ...

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