The Seniors Choice Newsmagazine
Between You and Me
Ten Million ‘Zoomers’ Want Respect!

Sample ImageYesterday the new issue of CARP magazine arrived in the mail. I was interested to see that they were doing an article on ‘Zoomers'. Of course, all readers of the Seniors CHOICE are already familiar with that term. We know that ‘Zoomers', retired or otherwise, have the body of a 65 year old, the brain of a 45 year old and the heart of a teenager.? The Okana...
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April 2008
April 2008
Act III
Al Akehurst – Anglican Priest
With the beginning of Holy Week and Easter Sunday, the holiest day on the Christian calendar, Sample ImageAl Akehurst graciously took time from his busy schedule to talk with me about becoming a priest at a time of life when most people are settling into more leisurely pursuits. Not many would make a transition from a career in human resources and labour relations to...
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Gardening
Spring Cleanup Pruning and other gardening tips

Dormant Oil spraying should be done on fruit trees and roses before the leaf buds open.
Now is a really great time to prepare your tomato bed for planting, calcium is slow release and by digging it in to your tomato bed now the soil has time to assimilate the calcium for release when the plants need it. I recommend also applying some Epsom salts at this time.This way your tomatoes will be free of end rot [the calcium] and extremely sweet [the Epsom salts].
Now is also the time when ...
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Focus on the Arts
William (Bill) Okas – Musician and Luthier Extraordinaire
Sample ImageWe have all been to music stores and have seen the row upon row of instruments. The selection seems to be almost infinite. Is there really a difference between the playability and sound reproduction of each individual instrument or is it simply the design and dressing that makes one guitar better than the other? The major stringed instrument manufacturers ...
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Sarah Chayes in Afghanistan
Sarah Chayes in Afghanistan
Sample ImageSarah Chayes is a caring, unstoppable American woman who has lately devoted her life to Afghanistan, and its people. Chayes had been a war correspondent in Afghanistan, but had returned to her home in the United States after the war supposedly “ended.” She says her decision to quit a respected job with NPR and become involved in the reconstruction w...
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Travel
Following 97 South to Lovely Leavenworth
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It was the crash that pushed us south down highway 97. Effects of a whiplash just wouldn't subside so instead of making everyone around me miserable, husband Jim and I set off on a camping trip earlier than we normally would. Traveling our favourite Highway 97 (Jim has written the definitive book on historic 97 a road that outshines Route 66 on e...

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Good Exercise for Dem Bones
Good Exercise for Dem Bones
Sample ImagePat Gay wouldn't miss her weekly Osteofit class at the Halina Center in Vernon for the world. “It keeps me mobile,” said Gay, who has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and has had several surgeries. “I've been coming for six years.”
“I sat and watched at first,” said Terri Pollard. “I needed to wor...

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A Rich, Full Lilfe & Still Going Strong
A Rich, Full Life & Still Going Strong
Sample ImageLeventine Adams of Summerland is spending her life giving back to the country that has given so much to her and her family. Over the years, she has been an energetic volunteer and employed in positions that directly help people.
Leventine remembers her Ukrainian-born paternal grandfather telling her “Canada doesn't owe you anything, but you owe eve...

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Gray Matters
I HAVEN’T LOST MY MIND — I TEMPORARILY MISPLACED IT

She had occupied that fast-food booth for quite awhile before I arrived. Restless and hungry, she eyed everyone's food tray, and I presumed a tardy companion delayed her own order. However, when I finished my meal and dumped my trash, she rose with a sigh of frustration and asked the cashier: “Did I already eat my burger or did I forget to order it?” ?
The poor woman had misplaced her mind. Most of us seniors can relate. As a matter of fact, while I snickered about that lady'...
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Senior Sports Personality
Senior Sports Personality of the Month –Ivan McLelland (Penticton)
We sometimes concentrate too much on the present and too easily forget accomplishments of the past.Sample Image This month we bring to your attention a senior who remains a well-known sports personality from the past. Ivan McLelland was a member of the Canadian World Ice Hockey Championships in 1955 when the Penticton Vees represented Canada at the World Championsh...
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Senior Sports
Wanted! More Senior Old-timer Hockey Players


The winter season is at a close, the curling season is winding down with the Briars, and the NHL is just getting into the interesting season of Stanley Cup Playoffs. For the most part the hardy group of senior old-time hockey players have finished their active season while a few die-hards play one of the final season tournaments at the Playmakers Tournament in Victoria. We focus this article on all those senior old-timers who have retained their passion and interest in staying physic...

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