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1 week ago
1 week ago

Are we saving more or less for retirement than 10 years ago?

Royce Shook · Over the past decade, new research has shed light on the financial situation of Canadians aged 55-64, revealing concerning trends regarding their savings. According to recent studies, 44% of Canadians in this age group have less than $5,000 saved, and an alarming one in five work ...

1 month ago

Age is in the mind

Royce Shook · 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 ...

2 months ago

Critical Thinking

Royce Shook · “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 ...

3 months ago
3 months ago

Transitions can be fun

Royce Shook · "Why did the middle-aged man switch to reading glasses? Because he wanted to see his future more clearly." · "Why did the old man start knitting? He wanted to unravel the mysteries of aging." · "What do you call an old man who's lost his sense of direction? A senior moment naviga ...

4 months ago

How long will you live? Quick answer, most people don't know.

Royce Shook · Most people don’t know how long the average 60-year-old will live in America. When given four responses, only 37% correctly identified the average longevity of men and women in a recent survey conducted by researchers from the George Washington University Global Financial Literac ...

4 months ago

Traditions old and new are important

Royce Shook · Aldous Huxley said, “Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.” I shared this quote because it’s easy to keep doing what we’ve always done, and this applies to Christmas and our traditions. · As I thought about this seaso ...

4 months ago

Happy New Year

Royce Shook · Happy New Year! I hope that your dreams and wishes come through for you. As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the start of a new year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect and share a heartfelt wish with you. · 2023 has been a whirlwind of a year with its ups and downs, but thr ...

5 months ago

Decorating the Christmas tree

Royce Shook · Ah, Christmas memories. They hold a special place in our hearts, don't they? The holidays are a time when recollections of past celebrations come flooding back, accompanied by feelings of warmth and nostalgia. These memories are like little time capsules that transport us to a pl ...

5 months ago

The Quest for the perfect gift

Royce Shook · Every year the quest for the perfect present starts early for some and later for others. I am one of those who thinks about the gift early but usually ends up buying the gift at the last moment. Giving the correct present is important as it reflects thoughtfulness, consideration, ...

5 months ago

The holidays are a time to remember and celebrate

Royce Shook · Over this month, I will be focusing on my remembrances of Christmas, and I hope you enjoy the journey. This year, with all the chaos around us, it appears to me that we need Xmas or at least the spirit of Xmas sooner not later. · Outdoor Xmas lights in my community were wrapping ...

6 months ago

Life Span may also have increased

Royce Shook · As I approach my 8th decade I am thinking a bit about lifespan. Lifespan refers to the maximum number of years that a species can live. It is a biological measure that is determined by the genetic makeup of the species. · While life expectancy and lifespan are related, they are n ...

8 months ago

The end of pool season.

Jim Murray · Tomorrow is the saddest day of the year for me. The guys come and close the pool for the winter. I was doing 60 lengths every day since we opened it except about five. A couple days I froze my ass off, but only until I got warmed up. Swimming is a great cardio exercise. It's also ...

9 months ago

Transitions can be fun

Royce Shook · "Why did the middle-aged man switch to reading glasses? Because he wanted to see his future more clearly." · "Why did the old man start knitting? He wanted to unravel the mysteries of aging." · "What do you call an old man who's lost his sense of direction? A senior moment naviga ...

9 months ago

How long will you live? Most people don't know.

Royce Shook · Most people don’t know how long the average 60-year-old will live in America. When given four responses, only 37% correctly identified the average longevity of men and women in a recent survey conducted by researchers from the George Washington University Global Financial Literac ...

9 months ago

Time Flys when you are having fun

Royce Shook · Today marks our 54th wedding anniversary, and as I sit here reflecting on our life together, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the 59 years we have known each other. From the moment we met, I knew you were the one for me. Your warmth, kindness, and beauty captured my heart, and ...

10 months ago

Life Span may also have increased

Royce Shook · Lifespan refers to the maximum number of years that a species can live. It is a biological measure that is determined by the genetic makeup of the species. · While life expectancy and lifespan are related, they are not the same thing. It is possible for a population to have a rel ...

1 year ago

Dating for seniors

Royce Shook · One of my friend's wife died about two years ago. For about a year he stayed to himself but he slowly started to reach out and he started dating. As a senior, this can be just as exciting and fulfilling as it is at any other age. However, there are some unique challenges and cons ...

1 year ago

A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST

Jim Murray ·   ·   ·   · For the past few weeks, I have been taking a break from writing. The last break I took was two years ago when I spent four months in the hospital having surgery to remove an e-coli growth on my spine. The surgery was successful but it took away my ability to balance. ...

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