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2 months ago

Things Lost & Found: Part 1: Religion

Jim Murray · One of the advantages of being in my early seventies and not senile or afflicted with anything that affects my brain, is that you can look back on all the years you spent and see what we have gained and what we have lost. · And somewhere in the middle of all that are the things t ...

3 months ago

Three generations prepare for retirement

Royce Shook · We live longer and many Boomers have retired, but the next two generations are approaching retirement and, are thinking about it seriously. The following posts are from a report called What Is “Retirement”? Three Generations Prepare for Older Age explores American workers' perspe ...

10 months ago

On Being An Atheist In A Religious World

Jim Murray · I’m an atheist. I have been since the age of about fifteen. In religious parlance that is called the Age Of Reason. · When I was fifteen, I was an alter boy at St. Michael’s Catholic church in Fort Erie. I was also something called a Columbian Squire, which the junior version of ...

1 year ago

What Boomers want in retirement 2

Royce Shook · The authors are clear, however, that one size does not fit all. They divide us into four categories, which may help us understand how society may change. · There are “Ageless Explorers, who see retirement as a time of opportunity, adventure, exploration, and personal reinvention ...

1 year ago

Vaccination Information

Royce Shook · I saw on Global News on Saturday morning a physician speaking on the likelihood of contracting Coronavirus in Canada--and the comparison to Influenza. · Coronavirus has had about 106,018 cases worldwide and about 3,571 deaths reported with  58,645 recovered.  · Source:  h ...

1 year ago

Learning a new language?

Royce Shook · According to a study, A Critical Period for Second Language Acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 Million English Speakers the best time to learn a new language with native-speaker proficiency is by the age of 10. Children under 10 can more easily absorb information and excel in the new ...

2 years ago

Age-Well NCE Inc

Royce Shook · Have you ever heard of AGE-WELL NCE Inc.? I haven’t and I have been writing about senior issues for about 10 years and have been involved in creating and delivering workshops on senior health and wellness. I guess they are not promoting themselves to senior populations but only t ...

2 years ago

Age Friendly Communities and seniors

Royce Shook · The third topic I think is important is the issue of the concept of Age-Friendly Communities. Since 2005, the provincial government has provided $6.25 million to support the program. To date, more than 148 local governments have completed projects or been approved for funding. Th ...

2 years ago

The ageing workforce and mandatory retirement

Royce Shook · The 'William Fry Employment Report 2019: Age in the Workplace' examined an ageing workforce and mandatory retirement in Ireland, showed that the mindset amongst the Irish workforce is changing when it comes to career longevity and anticipated retirement ages. 61% of those surveye ...

2 years ago

The future is bright

Royce Shook · Looking forward to 2019 and beyond, I see that a wonderful future is waiting for us as humans. Humankind will create wonders on Earth, we will build cities on the moon and Mars. There will be artificial general intelligence that surpasses our level of thinking, molecular assemble ...

3 years ago

Living past 70, have you planned well?

Royce Shook · Aegon an English pension and life insurance company asked a panel of 700 consumers from age 18 to 64 to reflect on aspects of life that might influence their financial well-being at age 70 such as work, health and caring responsibilities. · This year there is an increasing number ...

3 years ago

Planing to retire? Do not focus on money

Royce Shook · Money is not everything when you are making the decision to retire. I am not thinking wealth is not necessary, it is. Making a decision to retire is more than just counting your pennies. Talk to financial advisor about your retirement and they will, I bet, concentrate on how much ...

3 years ago

Retirement and Age around the world

Royce Shook · The people in Russia are angry that the retirement age for women is being raised from 55 to 63 and for men, it is rising from 60 to 65. This is a big upheaval and change in their society. As I was reading about the unrest, I thought what is seen as the official age to retire arou ...

3 years ago

Patterns of loneliness and social isolation

Royce Shook · Social engagement is a fundamental aspect of the human condition. Research from the longitudinal study on seniors shows that patterns of loneliness, social isolation, and social engagement in retirement and how they relate to factors, including age group, sex, marital status, and ...

3 years ago

Ten Rules for Succeeding as a Leader in an Age of Turbulent Change

Jim Taggart · The future ain’t what it used to be. · Known for his pithy and often mangled quotations, New York Yankees catcher and manager Yogi Berra nevertheless ended up making poignant observations. In this instance, the future keeps materializing in a typically different form than what “e ...

3 years ago

Why Atheists Are Not Evil

Jim Murray · I’m an atheist. I have been since the age of about 15. In religious parlance that is called the Age Of Reason. · When I was fifteen, I was an alter boy at St. Michael's Catholic church in Fort Erie. I was also something called a Columbian Squire, which the junior version of the K ...

4 years ago

Retired, consider teaching part time

Royce Shook · Just retired and looking for something to do, ever thought about teaching as a second or third career? If you are just preparing to enter the ranks of professional teachers and you are not a recent college graduate, it is · easy to feel a bit insecure and ask that question, "Can ...

4 years ago

Hawkwind

Nick Mlatchkov · There's a whole band which could survive a nuclear war besides Keith & the cockroaches. Its name is Hawkwind. Their latest work 'Age of the Microman', perfectly summarizes the current state of the human condition once again! · "

4 years ago

Dating Advice: Can You Escape Manscaping? (Or Is This Love In The Age of Deforestation)

Robert Cormack · "I let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees, a home for the fleas in my hair” The Cowsills, Hair · There was a time when hair was the subject of songs (and a musical). Those “flaxen, waxen” locks were like an allegory of freedom, a unifying force of the sexes. Both pa ...

4 years ago

Dating Advice: Shut Up About Travelling.

Robert Cormack · "If you don't have an up-to-date passport, don't bother contacting me." · Lonely (haven't dated in 5 yrs) · Single people sure love to travel. Generations of knapsack-wielding, Birkenstock-wearing individuals have made their way across the continents, soaking up the culture, push ...

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