From the monthly archives: December 2011

It’s wonderful to spend time with your grandchildren.  The initial excitement is fun for everyone.  But, did you ever wonder how to keep their interest and curiosity alive during the visit?

Amy Goyer from AARP.org writes about “8 Fun Activities to Do with Your Grandkids”.   Below are her creative suggestions on how to handle that dreaded […]

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Universal Design In Cars

On December 19, 2011 By

Universal Design means products that work for as many people as possible without special adaptation. Not everyone uses things in the same way. And you may want to use the same thing a bit differently this time than you did last time. Universal Design means changes do not require expensive and permanent change. Whether […]

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The First Step

On December 15, 2011 By

Most of you probably don’t know me, so here is a brief introduction as we get to know one another better through my monthly article.  I welcome all comments or questions.

My name is Walter Urban and I have been Powerlifting for 15 years and a member of the Canadian Masters Powerlifting Team for […]

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Retail therapy is a form of empowerment that adds joy and competence to a senior citizen’s day, perhaps shopping in a variety of stores. Retail therapy is clearly a challengingly funny concept that requires careful personal objectives astutely balanced with fiscal sanity as well as delineated knowledge of retail values. The danger lies […]

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2011 Tech Gifts for Seniors

On December 8, 2011 By

 

Last year’s list of tech gifts that keep on giving is still pretty accurate in terms of categories — eReaders and eBooks, video communication devices, game-related and music-related.  But be thankful, tech time marches on, and there are more variants of each, plus some new items to consider :

Computers and social connection. 

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Evolution

On December 5, 2011 By

The discussion topic is EVOLUTION.

“We are the product of 4.5 billion years of fortuitous, slow biological evolution.  There is no reason to think that the evolutionary process has stopped.  Man is a transitional animal.  He is not the climax of creation.”  quote by Carl Sagan

The idea behind Socrates Cafe […]

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90% of Aunt Betty

On December 2, 2011 By

“Margie dear, I am moving and I need your help.”

So began the call from my 91-year old Aunt Betty.  Never mind that I have used my real name, Margit, for 38 years.  To Aunt Betty, I will always be Margie.  Betty has buried three husbands, and her only daughter, my first cousin, died […]

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