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Zoomer Magazine November 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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in this issue

1 min
the de-stress test

TUMULTUOUS TIMES, these. Everywhere we turn, we are bombarded by increasingly jarring news, the spectre of nuclear war with Korea, racial tensions here and south of the border and global terrorism. It’s the stuff of nightmares, and many of you may recall feeling similar angst during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War. For many of us who venture south each winter, natural disasters on a scope unseen before have affected the United Sates, Mexico and the Caribbean. It feels very close to home as our hearts and donations go out to those affected. These recent anxieties only compound the usual worries that make us toss and turn at night, when many of us already lose sleep thinking about our own everyday challenges like making ends meet, health issues and…

1 min

Toronto-based freelancer Nathalie Atkinson is a film critic and culture writer who covers everything from comic books and culinary trends to crime fiction and costume design. She is also a columnist for the Globe and Mail. In this issue, she explores our fondness for the fearless TV gumshoe in “True Detective” (pg. 37). And, one more thing … her all-time favourite small screen detective: Lieutenant Columbo. Dick Snyder insists rosé is not just a summer wine. “It’s really one of the most versatile matches for just about any food or occasion.” In “Tippled Pink” (pg. 54), he suggests how rosé and other pink drinks can brighten up a festive fall table. Also on his hosting hit list: wine picks from the Sunshine State “Wine Country” (pg. 82) and no-fuss chicken dishes…

2 min

THE FLIP SIDE I read Connie Proteau’s “Only the Lonely” (October) with interest, but maybe someone should write an article that focuses on the CARP survey statistics flipped on their head; that means, pay attention to the fact that 91 per cent were not starved for company, 90 per cent had someone to turn to and 85 per cent were happy with doing things alone. Figure out what they are doing right and use that information to help the 10 per cent who had issues with isolation and loneliness. Keep doing the good work, CARP. —Sue L.T. McGregor, via email MAN UP “A Place For Men” (October) has encouraged me to try to start a local Men’s Shed Group. Retired men usually miss the camaraderie of working with others. Being retired,…

1 min
this way up

Easy, breezy, beautiful ... and a boomer After hiring their first male and first hijab-wearing spokespeople in the last year, cosmetics brand CoverGirl has gotten around to age diversity, announcing model and dietitian Maye Musk, 69, as their new face – the oldest in the company’s history. Born to Run … an extended run, actually 68-year-old Bruce Springsteen’s intimate Springsteen on Broadway concert run extends dates through February 2018 after tickets for the first slate of shows sold out in a day. A Spanish study says people over 45 who drink four cups of coffee a day could live significantly longer than those who drink none Upending traditional wisdom about the benefits of tea, which avid drinkers believed would help them live oolong time. Stats show that the number of men 40-plus fathering…

2 min
our man in washington

THIS IS AN ACTOR’S worst nightmare,” Liam Neeson quipped after easing, undetected, into a room full of waiting journalists at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – no small feat (or feet) given the 65-year-old stands about 6-3. The Oscar-winner arrived to talk his Watergate-era biopic, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, in which he plays the titular hero, an informant better known as “Deep Throat.” What was your initial reaction to the Mark Felt script? LIAM NEESON: I was reasonably ignorant of [Watergate]. I grew up in Ireland and we were going through our own troubles then. And then I thought of four different actors who could have been better cast as Mark Felt. I always do that anyway on every project. I think [writer/director] Peter…

1 min
season’s screenings

There’s irony in the idea that had crotchety miser Ebenezer Scrooge witnessed a 31-year-old Charles Dickens, hobbled by financial woes, slogging through London in 1843, he’d have scowled and let loose a “Bah humbug!” The scribe, of course, turned his fortunes around that year by publishing his classic A Christmas Carol, a tale that linked Scrooge to the spirit (or three) of the season. In November, The Man Who Invented Christmas recounts the story behind one of Dickens’ most enduring works, starring Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the author and 87-year-old Canuck acting legend Christopher Plummer as ol’ Scrooge himself.…