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Zoomer Magazine December 2018/January 2019

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
ages & icons podcast

Zoomer magazine has its own podcast: Ages & Icons! Featuring interviews with movie legends like Michael Caine and Rob Reiner, jazz great Molly Johnson, Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond and bestselling author David Sedaris. Every episode goes in depth with a different pop culture icon or literary superstar to discuss their careers, legacies, their views on aging and their latest projects. Get a taste of what we’re all about with two of our favourite episodes. In the first, the divine Jane Seymour dishes on everything from her career to her love of cooking to posing in Playboy at age 67. And in the second, award-winning journalist and author Ted Barris helps us celebrate Remembrance Day by unravelling stories and lessons he’s learned from his decades of chronicling Canadian military history. Listen to…

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3 min
high notes

THE YEAR IS ENDING not with a whimper but a bang – a continuation of the ongoing cacophony that defined 2018, brought on by fissures in the public square and status quo we have not seen for decades. As evidenced by the record amount of diverse females who have surfed the blue wave into American political office in their recent mid-term elections, women have led the way. Though refusing to be conscripted into running for office, former first lady Michelle Obama, whose memoir Becoming is the most anticipated book of the year, has also emerged as a leading voice due to her indelible statement “When they go low, we go high,” which has so succinctly met the moment. Obama’s inspiring story of aspiration, achievement and amazing grace under pressure will…

1 min
this way up

Alain Robert, 56, dubbed the French Spider-Man for his habit of scaling some of the world’s tallest buildings, climbs London skyscraper using nothing but his bare hands Afterward he explained that it’s not so much that he loves climbing as much as he just hates Muzak. “So he climbed a building? Big deal. How many poisonous snakes did he kill up there?” While awaiting help after falling down an Arizona mineshaft, 62-year-old man kills multiple rattlesnakes while nursing two broken legs. Spain is poised to overtake Japan for the world’s longest average lifespan (85.8 years) by 2040 Scientists say Spain’s longevity is owed to healthy diets, familial bonds and a lack of open rattlesnake-filled mineshafts. What a difference a year – or 10 – makes! Canadian actress Sandra Oh, 47, tells InStyle that,…

1 min
zoom in etc

IN A 1979 ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW, Joni Mitchell, then 36, told interviewer Cameron Crowe that, as an artist you’re criticized whether you stay the same or change. “But staying the same is boring,” she adds. “And change is interesting. So of the two options I’d rather be crucified for changing.” It’s the attitude that made the Canadian troubadour such an influential cultural force and one that permeates the new interview anthology, Joni on Joni: Interviews and Encounters with Joni Mitchell. The book, edited by award-winning journalist and author Susan Whitall, spans the years 1966 to 2014 and features in-depth and rare interviews in which Mitchell discusses everything from her musical roots to her career and social scene. The 75-year-old, who suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015 and battles the skin…

1 min
there’s something about mary

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR helps the medicine go down, but it takes something stronger to warm the chill during these long winter months. Cue Mary Poppins, who reappears from the clouds 54 years after she first dropped in on the Banks’ to teach them the value of fun, family and not taking life so seriously. The problem in Mary Poppins Returns is that life has grown serious for the now adult Banks children – in particular Michael, who’s in danger of losing his family home. Poppins (Emily Blunt) delivers sage advice, songs and a dose of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious magic while Meryl Streep, 69, arrives as her oddball cousin, Topsy, and Angela Lansbury, 93, Julie Walters, 68, and Colin Firth, 58, co-star. Dick Van Dyke, who donned makeup to play elderly bank…

4 min
boy wonder

a MID A COLLECTION of some of the most rare and historic TVs in the world at the MZTV Museum of Television (a ZoomerMedia property), Jonathan Moulton stands before a stout 1951 Capehart-Farnsworth model 325 playing footage of the moon landing on a loop. Its namesake, Philo T. Farnsworth, is the 24-year-old’s great-grandfather, a man whose name holds far less cultural cachet than Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley, whose respective televisions reside elsewhere in the space. And yet Farnsworth not only watched the moon landing live on that very set – he invented the technology that made the broadcast possible. “Honestly, seeing this TV is probably my favourite part so far,” Moulton, decked out in his great-grandfather’s old tailcoat, says of the new interactive exhibit Forgotten Genius: The Boy Who Invented…