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Zoomer Magazine October 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

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a decade in the making

AS WE CONTINUE to mark Canada’s 150th with curated commemorative content in this issue and those for the remainder of 2017 and, while our special celebratory issue remains available on newsstands until the year’s end, we pause to acknowledge an occasion just as momentous – at least to us – as Zoomer begins its 10th anniversary year. You may or may not recall our firstever cover, but I will never forget the shiver of gratitude and relief I felt when, after weeks of trying through his management for confirmation as our deadline loomed, I received the call from Bryan Adams letting me know that Wayne Gretzky had agreed to be photographed by him for it. Gretzky was our first choice, not simply because of his iconic status as a national treasure…

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Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg’s body of work is diverse. From fashion shoots to TIFF and Cannes Film Festival photo diaries – for W Magazine and the New York Times, respectively – to the cover art for Drake’s 2016 album Views and the June Sky (Delta) cover featuring Justin Trudeau. Add to the list directing music videos and web content. She is currently working on her second book of photography, The Endings, which will be published in 2018. For her first Zoomer assignment, “A Woman’s Tale” (pg. 41), she captures the distinguished team behind the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace. “Because the directors aren’t selling their films – they’re already classics – they’re more relaxed. So the interviews have been some of the funniest and frankest I’ve ever done,” says veteran…

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ROYALLY IMPRESSED Where has this photo been since 2001 [cover, September]? It should have been an official portrait. The Queen looks wonderfully approachable, and the Prince elegant. Altogether a “best pic” of the couple anywhere. —Bonnie Weller, via email COME SAIL AWAY I enjoyed Toby Saltzman’s article about her voyage on the Queen Mary 2 [“Life Ahoy!” September]. My wife and I have done that eastbound five times. There is no better way to cross the pond if you have the time. The cost will vary, but we are quite happy with an inside cabin, so we pay only a little more than economy class air fare (just over $1,000 each, plus what it costs to get to New York) and get all that food and entertainment thrown in for seven days. And…

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this way up

Zoomer’s philosophy is contagiousAllure magazine features 72-year-old Helen Mirren on its cover and rails against anti-aging, with editor-inchief Michelle Lee saying the term is “subtly reinforcing the message that aging is a condition we need to battle.” Brazil man, 76, wins Handsomest Elderly Man 2017 contest and says seniors should stay healthy because “the abyss isn’t very far away” His victory speech wasn’t exactly “I’m going to Disneyland!” but it’s inspiring in its own way. “Tell us, ma’am – how exactly did your husband become embedded in the ceiling?” Researchers develop spring-loaded steps to help people with mobility issues climb the stairs easier. Basically, Woody Allen is going to outlive us all Study shows that neurotic people may enjoy greater longevity. This is why George Carlin performed “Seven Words You Can Never Say on…

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forever hip

“It was just a dream,” Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie declares in Long Time Running, the new behind-the-scenes documentary about the now-legendary sold-out Man Machine Poem Canadian tour last summer in the wake of the singer’s brain cancer diagnosis. “It’s the best I ever felt on stage. I wanted the shows to go on forever.” Hip fans that crammed arenas from Victoria to the band’s hometown of Kingston, Ont., – including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – felt the same way, tearfully cheering on Downie, outfitted in metallic leather, a Jaws T-shirt and feathered hat, as he roared, and exemplified “Courage” from the stage. Helmed by award-winning director Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, the inside look at the Hip’s final goaround gets the gala presentation treatment for its world…

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she’s still the one

A lot’s happened in Shania Twain’s life in the 15 years since her last studio album, from Lyme disease-related voice troubles to her break-up with her husband, producer Mutt Lange, who cheated on her with her best friend, to her second marriage – to the spurned spouse of Twain’s unfaithful pal. After all that, plus a tour and a Vegas residency, the 51-year-old returns with a fresh new album called, appropriately, Now, to be followed by a headlining performance at November’s Grey Cup halftime show. And if any questions remain about Twain’s mindset moving forward, the answer lies in the title of the disc’s first single, “Life’s About to Get Good.”…