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Zoomer Magazine September 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

3 min
a monarchy moment

The Queen and Prince Philip have always exuded glamour in the classic sense of the word, but it’s been in advanced old age that they’ve come to telegraph a quality even more ephemeral – an incongruous cool. I pinpoint the beginning of this to when Her Majesty appeared in a video with Daniel Craig where, as James Bond, he braved the corgis to pick her up at Buckingham Palace before they both parachuted from a helicopter into the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony. The fact that this was achieved with body doubles and tech wizardry did little to diminish the allure that this campy wink at her own image brought to Elizabeth II. Then there was the time in 2016 when she was Prince Harry’s mic-drop moment in a video…

1 min
tully luxury cruise report

I recently experienced the new Seabourn Encore and I can say that Seabourn offers a gourmet dining experience that rivals the finest restaurants. They use the freshest quality ingredients and everything is perfectly prepared by their skilled chefs. All dining venues are complimentary and their range of choices allows you to enjoy everything on your own schedule - and that’s luxury. ABOUT CRUISE PROFESSIONALS Cruise Professionals, a division of Tully Luxury Travel, was established in 1987 and has long-standing relationships with the finest travel and tour operators. Tully Luxury Travel offers world-class customer service through its three divisions: Cruise Professionals, African Dreams, and Private Travel Designers. WHY BOOK WITH THE CRUISE PROFESSIONALS? • Exclusive amenities offered on ALL sailings • VIP access to sites often closed to the general public • Condé Nast Traveler “World’s Top…

2 min

Canada-ha-ha Love your magazine. The Canada 150 issue is particularly wonderful. Have to say I don’t recall ever laughing out loud as often as I did reading Arthur Black’s “The Funniest Country I Know.” Great humour and spot on. —Barbara Brayshaw Trip Tip I usually leaf through Zoomer magazine and possibly read one or two things. I always check the classifieds for the travel I will never afford (you need to have more for the Zoomers with less substantial means). This last issue, Canada 150, however was a wonderfully entertaining and informative cover-to-cover read with insight and humour. An hour well spent. Thank you. —Jim Small Go west Loved your Canada 150 edition! Really enjoyed all the articles. Wanted to mention to David Israelson who wrote “In Their Footsteps” that there are two wonderful First Nation…

1 min
this way up

Minnesota woman, 92, melts hearts by serving as flower girl at her granddaughter’s wedding “Not my heart,” retorted the bride’s disgruntled four-year-old niece, who just knows she’d have looked cuter in that dress. Well, this explains all the Mars bar wrappers and Victoria’s Secret bags at Grandma’s house Separate studies show that both chocolate and regular sex can improve cognitive function in older adults. Proteins from umbilical cords may offer boost to cognitive function in older adults “We’re good,” say amorous seniors clutching Mars bars. Justin Bieber, 23, gets aspirational age-themed tattoo that reads “Better at 70” Which is similar to one Keith Richards, 73, got, which reads “Can’t remember anything before 70.” On second try, John Oldring, 64, a retired Alberta cabinet minister, becomes one of the oldest Canucks to climb Mount Everest…

1 min
music man

It’s nice to know that there’s enough interest that I can say no to some things,” Bruce Cockburn tells me from the road, somewhere along the West Coast near San Francisco ahead of a North American tour and new album – Bone on Bone. Ever the wandering troubadour, the 72-year-old values a balance between touring, tributes and tots – specifically his five-year-old daughter, Iona. “When you’re 30, if you miss a couple of moments in the child’s development, big deal, because you’re going to see lots of others,” he says. “At this point in my life, I don’t want to miss anything because I won’t get a second chance.” It’s an interesting dichotomy – dad to a young daughter at home and musical elder professionally. He notes the gratification that comes from…

1 min
global warning

About 97 per cent of climate scientists say climate change is real, but one very non-scientific mind disagrees – U.S. President Donald Trump. It’s no surprise, really, that he isn’t a fan of the popular vote given he’s famously on the losing end of them, whether in elections or when he made America the lone holdout as 19 of the G20 nations re-affirmed their commitment to the 2015 Paris climate accord in June. But while Trump cries “Chinese hoax,” former U.S. Vice- President Al Gore, 69 and a presidential popular vote winner, hopes to raise awareness with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the follow up to his Oscarwinning 2006 doc An Inconvenient Truth, which galvanized public opinion on climate change. The sequel skewers the recent dismantling of U.S. environmental…