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Zoomer Magazine April 2018

Zoomer magazine is as much a movement as a magazine, Zoomer amplifies a positive vision of aging while addressing its issues through its innovative blend of relevant policy and lifestyle content with a service-with-style positioning. Its key pillars are health, travel, finance and policy, with food and drink, arts, entertainment and pop culture as well as beauty, grooming and fashion in the mix.

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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
the message

WE ARE having a moment of reckoning. Natural disasters – a result of long gestating issues with the environment – and major upheavals in our politics and culture have crossed class, race and gender barriers and continue to hold us all in a collective grasp as we wait to see how the dust settles on this new world order if, in fact, it does. Where we once turned to our national and our religious leaders to guide us through tumultuous times, our cultural icons are now taking to the public pulpit, using their voices to bring us hope. Every moment gets the icon it needs to meet it and, for us at this time, it is Oprah Winfrey. For more than 30 years, Winfrey’s radical openness about her travails and triumphs and…

1 min

Over a 20-year career, photojournalist Rick Collins has been recognized as Western Canadian News Photographer of the Year three times and twice as Canadian News Photographer of the Year. For “Fellowship of the Sea” (pg. 78), he documents a hardy West Coast troupe at their pastime. And this year, he’s promised to join them for a dip. Alex Roslin’s honours include a Canadian Association of Journalists award for investigative reporting and an Arlene Book Award. In 2015, he reported on tragedy for Zoomer in “Fire and Ice” about the L’Isle Verte nursing home fire. For this issue, he examines emergency response for seniors in “When Disaster Strikes” (pg. 62).…

2 min

’HOOD HUB What an inspiration to learn about Gwen [“On the Street Where I Live,” March]. It’s a combination of family (children), with neighbours, with people in need of interim support that creates her essential “at home” community. I am now thinking about what I need to change today for that to be part of my future. Retirement is a very long journey when I, too, can live to over 97! —Christine Haeberlin, via email STUDENT HOUSING I agree with keeping active socially. You probably live longer but, more importantly, happier. Years ago, after a divorce, I took in students to help with finances, but it turned out all of them were great company. One student was like a son, even after I remarried. Taking in students is a great way to keep young…

1 min
this way up

It’s official – God prefers those who show up Researchers say risk of death dropped 40 per cent in seniors who attended religious ceremonies once a week. In an interview ahead of his 85th birthday, legendary music producer Quincy Jones accused Michael Jackson of musical plagiarism, called The Beatles the worst musicians in the world, implied Marlon Brando had sex with Richard Pryor and claimed he dated First Daughter Ivanka Trump Which is strange, given the interview question was simply, “How are you doing today, Mr. Jones?” Well, it’s cheaper than getting the plastic surgeon to give you the “Cher special” Study says middle-aged women looked three years younger after doing facial exercises each day for 20 weeks. And for those who feel facial exercises aren’t gooey enough … Snail mucus, when smeared…

1 min
one final experience

Jimi Hendrix passed away in 1970, but as with fellow music legends Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Prince, Bob Marley, John Lennon and David Bowie – all ranked in the top 11 on Forbes magazine’s list of highest-earning dead celebrities for 2017 – mortality doesn’t stand in the way of releasing new albums. Both Sides of the Sky, the third in a trilogy that includes Valleys of Neptune (2010) and People, Hell and Angels (2013), contains unreleased and rare tracks mined from singer’s studio recordings. It also features appearances by musicians Stephen Stills and original Jimi Hendrix Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. Meanwhile, Canuck rocker Randy Bachman pays tribute to his musical hero, George Harrison, with By George – By Bachman. The disc reimagines some of the most famous tunes…

1 min
curtain call

HE IS A COMPOSER of melodic genius and telling theatrical savvy. He is a cheap panderer to the lowest common denominator, derivative and faceless” – so the New York Times summed up the polarizing takes on Broadway hit-maker Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical talents back in 1987. Still, despite critical opinion of the composer’s populist appeal and its perceived blight on the Great White Way, Webber’s work has enjoyed success unparalleled by his peers. In March, the Tony-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer celebrates his 70th birthday with the release of both his memoir, Unmasked, and the multi-CD set Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: The Platinum Collection, featuring Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Sarah Brightman among other talents singing tunes from his most famous shows, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, The…