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Sun Youth celebrates Mother’s and Father’s Day

Sun Youth and The Senior Times welcome guest columnist Joseph Munro. Last month, Sun Youth’s seniors’ club held its annual Mother’s & Father’s Day luncheon, bringing members together to celebrate and pay homage to their commitment as parents and grandparents. The club is a leisure-oriented program started more than 20 […]

Flavour Guy on Father’s Day: Stop counting at 100
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Flavour Guy on Father’s Day: Stop counting at 100

Depending upon where I am, I will be asked one of three questions to establish who I am. The process of determining identity—whether one is friend or foe—and who can be trusted is not so obvious. One way of knowing who someone is, is by finding out where they are […]

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Legal Ease: How the head of the household became a team player

We hear about how women’s rights have increased over the years. Today, as Father’s Day approaches, let’s consider how our laws have affected the position of the man within the family over the years. In 1866 when the Civil Code of Lower Canada (now the Quebec Civil Code) became law, […]

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Let’s Talk About It: Location, location, language

Many seniors live in neighbourhoods that once matched their needs. Flash forward 50 years. Some adult children left Montreal during the ’70s exodus. While travel was frequent by parents and children, eventually the parents were the ones travelling less. Over time their parents’ support system shrunk as communities changed. Now, […]

Smart Shopping: Hit the road and take a dive, Dad—with me
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Smart Shopping: Hit the road and take a dive, Dad—with me

Dad’s turn. In June we celebrate our fathers, and the best thing we can give them is our time. Here are some ways to accumulate delightful memories. First? Take a road trip together. I’ll bet you remember fondly those road trips you took when you were a kid. Well, road […]

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Financial Fitness: Reduce investment stress

We know that stress can have many adverse affects on our lives and can affect the quality of our health. Cutting out stressors, including in investment activities, can have a positive affect. But how? Here are a few possible stress-busters. Know your risk tolerance. If you’re constantly worrying about the […]

Our Man in New York: Eldridge Street Synagogue a monument to faith and immigration
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Our Man in New York: Eldridge Street Synagogue a monument to faith and immigration

Strolling past Fang Fang Bakery, KK Delicious Dumpling Shop and the Buddhist Association in New York’s Lower East Side Chinatown, you come upon a stone building with four rickety steps leading down to a little door and an unimpressive basement. Inside this room are a few pictures, a gift shop, […]

Let’s Talk About It: Family committees can advocate on behalf of vulnerable people
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Let’s Talk About It: Family committees can advocate on behalf of vulnerable people

When your loved one is living in a care facility and no longer able to express herself, who will speak on her behalf? We hear the good, the bad and the ugly of residential care. Horror stories make headlines, when fragile seniors are abused or neglected. We react with shock […]

Sun Youth: Celebrating the volunteers
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Sun Youth: Celebrating the volunteers

In 1954, a group of young volunteers created Sun Youth and today, volunteers remain the backbone of the organization. The work they accomplish is instrumental to Sun Youth’s ability to assist thousands of Montrealers every year. Women are a big part of the organization’s volunteer crew, performing a wide variety […]

Generations Foundation: The women behind every great charity
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Generations Foundation: The women behind every great charity

I am going out on a limb to play the devil’s advocate for a biblical female in praise of the female gender. Women are by nature nurturers and can elicit high degrees of whatever they put their minds to. Our biblical Eve did not set out to exact God’s condemnation […]