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Zoomer Magazine June 2017

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

1 min
the (world) beat …

GOES ON. We are travellers, a decidedly global generation. And just as Canadians bring our greatest assets as a nation – outward- looking, forward-thinking, all-embracing – to the world, so we bring the best of the world to you. Witness hygge, the wellness- giving way of living from Denmark (which will, no doubt, complement all the longevity tips also on tap in this issue). But your armchair wanderlust does not stop there. Travel deeper. Settle in and take your imagination on a journey with stories set in places familiar and far-flung.…

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LISA BENDALL is an award-winning writer; the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the National Magazine Awards have recognized her work. Add to the honours, two Canadian Blog Awards for www.50gooddeeds.com, where she challenged herself to perform 50 acts of kindness in 50 days. “I started the blog to prove that it doesn’t take much – not much time and not much money – to make a real difference, and I hope it inspires people.” Bendall’s latest book, Magic Moments: Twelve Little Stories about Disability, Family and Fairly Normal Life, was published in 2015. In it, she shares insight about the hats she wears, including that of wife and co-parent with her husband, who is quadriplegic. A writer we often call on to cover the health and wellness beat, in…

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JUDGE AZOOMERBY ITS COVER? Returning from our annual five-month winter escape, I looked forward to catching up on our stack of mail – and Zoomer, in particular. For a few editions, I forgot that I was no longer in the U.S. There were Goldie, Dolly, Ann- Margret – all perfectly preserved and air-brushed ... just in case plastic surgery hadn’t quite accomplished its aim to slice 25 years off their biological ages. Then, I took note of the two covers featuring Canadians – Leonard Cohen, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean – men who actually resembled senior citizens. I’m not quite sure what message is being conveyed. It’s okay to be an older Canadian man but it’s better to be an amazing-looking American woman? Have you already exhausted your supply of accomplished Canadian…

1 min
this way up (and down)

The People’s Prince England’s Prince Harry takes to a podcast to candidly discuss his decades of emotional suffering following the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years ago, to encourage dialogue surrounding mental health issues. Amazing Race Kathrine Switzer who, in 1967, became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon despite organizers physically trying to stop her, runs it again in 2017 at age 70. #NoFilter Austrian woman Ernestine Stollberg, 95, achieves fame on Instagram as a fashion model for Viennese clothing store. It’s a brave statement and it also finally explains why, even though she came and she gave without taking, Barry sent Mandy away 73-year-old Barry Manilow comes out as gay on the cover of People magazine. Ohio woman, 75, comatose for a month and taken off…

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one last jam

Bob Dylan called him “the Shakespeare of rock ’n’ roll” while Leonard Cohen declared, “If Beethoven hadn’t rolled over, there would have been no room for any of us.” And now, just months after Chuck Berry’s passing at age 90, an album of new material – his first in nearly four decades – called Chuck, offers a few final riffs from the man who influenced every rocker since Elvis. Written over the course of the last quarter-century, the tunes focus on themes from aging to family and include a sequel to the quintessential rock song, “Johnny B. Goode,” called “Lady B. Goode.” Berry, who played live concerts into his late 80s, dedicated the disc to his wife of 68 years, Themetta: “My darlin’, I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this…

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it was 50 years ago today …

If the Beach Boys’ classic album Pet Sounds, which turned 50 in 2016, set the table for rock music reinvention in 1966, the Beatles’ seminal Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band served up the main course. In 1967, the Fab Four, inspired by the musical innovations of Pet Sounds (itself a response to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul) experimented with tempo, tune, rhythm and sound in ways a rock band never had. Fifty years on, Universal Music marks the milestone with Sgt. Pepper anniversary edition CD/vinyl packages including newly mixed audio, a slew of unreleased recordings, promo films, a documentary about the album, a 50-page booklet and more. Decades after it changed popular music, Sgt. Pepper’s topped Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” – one slot ahead of…