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Thoughts and Observations From Two Conferences on Aging

By Susan Williams Last week I had the opportunity to attend two conferences on aging; Aging 2.0’s – Brain Health Forum and the International Federation of Ageing’s (IFA) International Conference of Aging. Here are a few of the highlights of what I learned and observed.

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Walking is Good But A Fast Walk Is Even Better!

By Susan Williams If you are already making a regular routine of taking a walk that is great. In fact, you don’t even have to walk that much in order to derive some benefits. According to a study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, as little as two...

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Create Your Own Blue Zone

By Mike Drak The Contessa just got back from visiting her family in Italy and told me that she wants to move there one day because in her words- “they really know how to live” something that we have sadly forgotten here. As is my nature I started to...

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Do Fences Really Make Good Neighbours?

By Susan Williams There is an old saying “fences make good neighbours”. But with loneliness being such a significant concern – especially for aging – are fences actually good for communities?

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Who Would Be On Your List of Eight?

By Nancy Angus Loneliness is a social epidemic and can be even worse for older people. Here is how one group of people is combating this situation as they age. Their initiative begs to ask us the question – “who would be on your list of 8”?

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Is It Time To Revisit the Idea of Commune Living?

By Susan Williams I can’t help but wonder if living in a commune as we age isn’t such a bad idea. Now before you say “didn’t we try this once before?” – here’s the reason why I’m even suggesting we revisit it again. I was reading some recent research...

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