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Zoomer Magazine Winter 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
from the editor

Resolve Part of living optimistically is to remind ourselves to be grateful for what we have and find contentment in whatever situation we’re in, but aging complicates the matter. Regrets, you may have a few, dreams that have yet to be realized and the unrelenting sameness of the now can leave one feeling stuck. A rut is not a good place to be, which is why this is the time of year, as one ends and another begins, when our thoughts turn to resolutions and how to get new results. We need to change the narrative, turn the page, dance to a new tune and turn that leaf. I’m maxing out the metaphors because, however it is put, there are several ways to go at it whether it’s for work, relationships…

1 min

For “Hawaiian Soul” (pg. 80), writer and former mainlander Susan Casey dispatches from the Pacific paradise she now calls home. Casey, an acclaimed journalist and self-proclaimed oceanista, is the former editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine and author of New York Times bestselling books Voices in the Ocean, The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth. Born in Canada and raised in Cyprus and Australia, Alkan Emin studied English, art history and theatre before becoming a photographer 15 years ago. He has since lived in Beijing, Hong Kong and Toronto and now calls New York home. He was back on home soil to shoot Jann Arden who graces our cover and who shares her experiences as a caregiver (pg. 46). Nora Underwood is an awardwinning freelance writer who has covered all subject matter over…

2 min

LAND OF MURDOCH I live in the U.S. and have only recently discovered Yannick Bisson [November] and Murdoch Mysteries and now Zoomer. The show introduced me to Canada – I mean I knew you were there, of course, but I have used the show to learn some Canadian history. They are generally right on with the facts. Did you know that although over 100 buildings were destroyed in the Great Toronto Fire of 1904, no one was killed? One man died in an explosion while clearing debris but no one in the fire. A Toronto tour guide on my recent trip to see the premiere of Murdoch Mysteries, Season 11, was not aware of that. —Barbara Weaver, Gaithersburg, Md. HITTING A HIGH NOTE What a beautiful article by Measha Brueggergosman [“Glass Half…

3 min
this way up

Researchers suggest the Greenland shark, whose lifespan can exceed 400 years, might hold secrets for extending human longevity So you might say this shark could prove to be the “Jaws” of life. The toughest generation Hiroshima bombing survivor Setsuko Thurlow, 85, of Toronto, who also works with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, will accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the group. While hunting with her grandkids, an American woman, 60, caught a near-500 pound alligator It’s no big deal, though she admits the nickname “Gator Granny” is kind of badass. The definition of “It’s never too late ...” U.K. woman, 87, is learning to read so she can fulfill her dream of going to the library to take out a book. Scottish dance partners aged 85 and 90 tell the…

2 min
zoom in etc

FAITH/SELF-HELP Science fiction legend Ursula K. Le Guin, 88, tackles everything from aging to the unknown in the essay collection No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, while religious scholar Reza Aslan explores the Almighty in God: A Human History. Speaking of God, Pope Francis ponders love and understanding in Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence, while philosopher Fabrice Midal takes a more direct approach with The French Art of Not Giving a Sh*t: Cut the Crap and Live Your Life. A THRILL Lee Child returns with a new Jack Reacher novel, The Midnight Line; Detective Harry Bosch tackles a pair of murder mysteries in Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth; U.S. President Jack Ryan contends with Chinese diplomacy and spies in Tom Clancy Power and Empire, by…

2 min
like a rolling stone

Fifty years after a college dropout used a loan to start a counterculture music magazine in San Francisco, Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine chronicles the rise of one of pop culture’s most influential institutions, not to mention the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll that fuelled it. And that’s just founder Jann Wenner, who trashed the book and its author, Joe Hagan, noting his desire that, “this book would provide a record for future generations of that extraordinary time. Instead, [Hagan] produced something deeply flawed and tawdry.” Of course, you can’t have rock ’n’ roll and counterculture without the warts that come with it, and it’s unclear why Wenner felt his story, which includes the fanboy antics of the young celebrity- obsessed…