This article is from the October 2008 issue of Forever Young.

Adding variety to menu plans can add spice to life


By Ruth Sharon

Those looking for a healthy change of pace in the menu department, and weight loss as well, might take a hard look at what they are eating and get out of the rut of serving the same 10 to 12 dishes, over and over again.

Losing weight can be as easy as changing cooking habits. Preparing one food per week that you've never cooked before may result in a repertoire of meals that will help achieve the goal of weight-control and top-notch nutritional balance.

These healthy recipes are from Ruth Sharon's new Good Home Cooking 7.

This article is from the February 2009 issue of Forever Young.

Karen Henderson is an advocate for caregivers and the elderly who has established

"Caregivers can find yourself going for extended periods without a break, often driving themselves to exhaustion"

New Monthly Forever Young Feature

Canada’s million-plus informal caregivers often face tremendous personal strains as they attempt to cope with new challenges. FOREVER YOUNG is committed to making their lives easier by introducing a new, regular beat offering valuable information and education

By Diane Black

With our aging population, there is one thing that’s certain. Being a caregiver is redefining how we live.

It’s estimated that the caregiving crunch impacts over 1.7-million Canadians between the ages of 45 to 65. Often is it the oldest daughter taking care of a parent but it can also be a spouse caring for a partner, or another relationship. Canada’s caregivers provide what can be described as substantive, informal care to over 2.3-million seniors.

For Peterborough, Ont. native Karen Thompson, her caregiving journey began at age 35 while working in New York – thousands of kilometres away from a dad who depended on her most. He had a rare form of Alzheimer’s.

“I was completely unprepared to parent a parent. Before I knew it, I became the go-to person by default,” explains Thompson. As her father’s disease robbed him of his ability to communicate, Thompson’s mom became unable to cope. She too looked to her daughter for much-needed support.

motorhome-cartoon peopleThis article is from the March 2009 issue of Forever Young.

Uncover the secrets of the RV life
So you just bought an RV or perhaps are just now finding the time to make the most of your RV or you may be thinking that the RV Life might be for you.

by Al Cohoe

Whether you are looking for wild adventure, a relaxing vacation or a well-organized itinerant journey there are resources available to assist in the enjoyment of your RV experience.

Okanagan College and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers’ Association of BC (RVDA) offer an annual weekend seminar that can prove to be a goldmine for the curious RV enthusiast. The 2009 RV Owners Lifestyle Seminar, held annually at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College, will take place from June 19 – 22 and will provide a lineup of interesting and practical workshops that cover everything RV from A-Z.

This article is from the September 2008 issue of Forever Young.

Both above and below the U.S. border, more and more aging boomers are choosing to continue to work longer than was the trend even a decade ago.

In Canada, the Special Senate Committee on Aging reported earlier this year that the average age of retirement fell gradually from a high of 65.1 in 1977 to a low of 60.9 in 1998 but since then, “there has been a steady increase in the labour-force participation and employment rates of seniors.”

Meanwhile, in a study conducted by AARP in the U.S., 79 per cent of boomers said they plan to work in some capacity during retirement. Workers 55 and older will make up roughly 20 per cent of the U.S. labour force by 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In an effort to assist boomers looking for jobs in that new work marketplace, the employment website, working with the personnel firm Robert Half International, offers the following tips for finding good positions: