Category Archives: Health & Beauty

  • If you live in the Hamilton, Ontario area, have the winter blues and are feeling SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the Hamilton Public LIbrary’s Light Therapy Lamp Pilot may benefit you.  Effective February 7, 2017, Hamilton Public Library is making light therapy lamps available to customers on a pilot basis at three of its locations: Central Library, 55 York […]

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  • flexibility, improve flexibility, seniors, 50 plus, older adults, mature adults, stretching safely, stretching tips, stretching dos, avoid injury, stretching repetition, 4 floor stretches, lying down stretches, back of leg stretch, thigh stretch, hip stretch, lower back stretch

    Part 4 of 4 This man’s flexibility and stretching ability may be your end goal, but for beginner’s (of any age), it’s a great illustration of what not to attempt when you first start stretching exercises. (Photo: CM Crossroads) Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that we take for granted – like being able to put […]

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  • white cane week, canada's aging population, vision loss, issues facing the blind, older adults, senior citizens, 50+, senior years, canadian national institute for the blind, cnib, lose sight, age-related macular degeneration, amd, cataracts

    It’s White Cane Week and a good time to raise awareness of the issues facing the blind. Vision loss isn’t just an issue that many older adults and senior citizens face, but most adults can expect to encounter some form of vision loss as they enter their 50+ and senior years.   (Photo: mashable.com) The Canadian […]

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  • flexibility, improve flexibility, seniors, 50 plus, older adults, mature adults, stretching safety tips, stretching dos, stretching donts, avoid injury, stretching repetitions, shoulder stretch, shoulder and upper arm raise, shoulder and upper arm stretch, upper body stretch, calf stretch

    Part 3 of 4 This man’s flexibility and stretching ability may be your end goal, but for beginner’s (of any age), it’s a great illustration of what not to attempt when you first start standing stretching exercises. (Photo: Michael Winokur) Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that we take for granted – like being able to bend […]

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  • mary tyler moore show, tv series, 70s television, actress

    American actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80 today on January 25, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York City on December 29, 1936, Mary Tyler Moore married for the first time at the age of 18 in 1955, to Richard Carlton Meeker. Their son Richard Meeker Jr. was born in July […]

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  • virginia woolf in 1902, writer, author

    Celebrated English publisher, writer and novelist Virginia Woolf was born January 25, 1882; her birth name was Adeline Virginia Stephen. Right, a photo of Virginia Woolf circa 1902, captures a pensive expression. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons | George C. Beresford/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Her father was Sir Leslie Stephen was an editor, biographer and critic who counted authors […]

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  • flexibility, improve flexibility, seniors, 50 plus, older adults, mature adults, stretching safety tips, stretching dos, stretching donts, avoid injury, stretching repetitions, flexibility sitting man

    Part 2 of 4 This man’s flexibility and stretching ability may be your end goal, but for beginner’s (of any age), it’s a great illustration of what not to attempt when you first start stretching exercises. (Photo: fizkes / Shutterstock) Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that we take for granted – like being able to sit […]

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  • january 1952, curly howard, the three stooges, brothers, moe howard, shemp howard, comedian, actor, vaudeville, movies

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1952: The Greatest Show on Earth, Stooge Curly Dies, Johnnie Ray Sings Cry  Director and producer Cecil B. DeMille’s epic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus movie The Greatest Show on Earth  premiered in January 1952. Starring Betty Hutton (Photo: YouTube), Cornel Wilde, James Stewart, and Dorothy Lamour as circus artists […]

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  • flexibility, improve flexibility, seniors, 50 plus, older adults, stretching safety tips, stretching dos, stretching donts

    Part 1 of 4 This woman’s flexibility and stretching ability may be your end goal, but for beginner’s (of any age), it’s a great illustration of what not to attempt when you first start stretching exercises. (Photo: Pinterest) Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that we take for granted – like being able to bend […]

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  • adidas break free commercial, nursing home, retirement home, older man, former runner, senior citizen

    This moving vignette about a older man “trapped” in a retirement home was made by West German film student Eugen Merher.  Merher’s video captures the emotions of a former runner and senior citizen, whose spirit and body are revived by the discovery of an old pair of sneakers (Adidas). His fellow nursing home inhabitants become […]

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