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Zoomer Magazine

Zoomer Magazine

January/February 2020

ZOOMER is Canada’s exciting magazine for Canadians 45 and up. Each issue brings you tips on living healthy, staying fit, and making your money last. Enjoy travel advice, arts and food reviews, stylish shopping, health breakthroughs and secrets to successful intimacy. Plus, meet fascinating celebrities, spiritual leaders, authors and more!

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1 min.
zoomer magazine

everythingzoomer.com FOUNDER MOSES ZNAIMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Suzanne Boyd EXECUTIVE EDITOR Vivian Vassos DEPUTY EDITOR Kim Honey MANAGING EDITOR Arlene Stacey SENIOR EDITOR Peter Muggeridge ASSOCIATE EDITOR Mike Crisolago ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR Tara Losinski ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION MANAGER Stephanie Beard CARTOON & JOKES EDITOR Moses Znaimer EDITOR AT LARGE Bryan Adams FASHION DIRECTOR AT LARGE Derick Chetty CONTRIBUTORS Andrew Allentuck, Lisa Bendall, Irma Bay, Leanne Delap, Samantha Edwards, Shinan Govani, Dr. Zachary Levine, Barbara Olson, Ming Tappin, Wes Tyrell, Robert J. Wiersema CONTRIBUTING ART DIRECTOR Stephanie White CONTRIBUTING DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR June Anderson CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Jay Teitel SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS Gordon Pape, Libby Znaimer DIGITAL CONTENT DIRECTOR Cynthia Ross Cravit DIGITAL CONTENT COORDINATOR Andrew Wright PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Hazel Picco PUBLISHER & VP, ENTERPRISE SALES Lori Fitzgerald, 416-607-7730 ACCOUNT DIRECTORS, PRINT & DIGITAL Beth Agro 416-607-7738; Donna Herscovitch 416-607-7729; Angie Perri 416-607-7737 ACCOUNT MANAGER, CONTENT COORDINATOR Taylor Fowler 416-363-7063 Ext. 313 PARTNERSHIP…

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from the editor

Years, like resolutions, come and go, but there is something about the end of one decade and the beginning of another that has particular portent. Each decade is a work in progress, developing like an old-fashioned photograph into something definitive only after the moment has passed. But with awareness and intention, we can decide going in, as much as humanly possible, what the next 10 years will be like – one day at a time. But with that a diminishing return, we thought it best to bring in the experts. For the best strategies to navigate the life changes that invariably come at this stage and that can affect our sense of self, Leanne Delap spoke to therapists and life coaches for “Inside Out,” (pg. 44). The upshot? Your relationship…

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RETIRE THE “R” WORD I was just reading Libby Znaimer’s “The “R” Word” in the November/December issue of Zoomer. I find that I am getting a bit annoyed by articles describing or implying that retirement is like a jail sentence; that we are losing purpose; that we are losing our identity. I consider myself a lucky one who had a chance to retire at 60. I’ve been retired now for over a year and I don’t feel that I don’t have purpose in life or lost my identity. Just because I don’t have my work title behind my name does not mean that I don’t have identity or purpose. I very much enjoy the time I now have that I never had before for so many different things or nothing at all. I…

1 min.
the age of atwood

MARGARET ATWOOD is renowned for her speculative fiction, but even she didn’t foresee her 80th year proving so fruitful. She kicked off 2019 with VH1’s Trailblazer Honor, while The Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments, broke Canadian first week sales records in September, landing a TV adaptation and Atwood on the cover of Time. In October, she collected her second Booker Prize – shared with author Bernardine Evaristo – becoming the oldest winner ever, before Canada’s Queen of Letters met the actual Queen to receive the Order of the Companions of Honour for her “services to literature.” And after announcing she’d donate half her Booker winnings to support educational initiatives for Indigenous Canadians, she closed out the year with Margaret Atwood: A Word After a Word After a Word Is Power,…

3 min.
a fredo for our time

THERE’S A SCENE in The Godfather Part II, which hit theatres 45 years ago this December, where mob boss Michael Corleone reveals his knowledge of bumbling big brother Fredo’s role in an attempt on his life: “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart.” Fredo, ultimately, sleeps with the fishes while the film reeled in six Academy Awards – the first sequel to win Best Picture and, with The Godfather, the only original and sequel to both take the prize. In turn it elevated the mob-movie genre into such glorified air that, 45 years on, stars Al Pacino, 79, and Robert De Niro, 76, anchor one of the most anticipated films of the year, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, alongside an all-star roster of gangster screen veterans. Like The Godfather Part…

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settling scores skywalker style

“Do you know the Beatles?” asks the man playing the piano. “Yes,” his companion replies. “I know who they are. ‘Eleanor Rigby.’ ‘Yellow Submarine.’” It’s a rather benign exchange until you realize that the man playing the piano is Pope Benedict XVI and his companion the future Pope Francis – portrayed by Anthony Hopkins, 81, and Jonathan Pryce, 72, respectively in the Netflix and theatrical release The Two Popes. And while it’s difficult to imagine either pontiff rocking a mop top, Hopkins and Price strike shocking physical similarities to their real-life counterparts in the film about the historic papal transition of 2013. Meanwhile, Tom Hanks, at 63, pulls off the Mr. Rogers look in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, transferring his innate warmth to a role that required an actor as…