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It’s seven days a week for animal-rescue devotee Gerdy Cox-Gouron. (Photo: Irwin Block)
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Gerdy Cox-Gouron is a guardian angel for Montreal rescues

“There’s a picture of me at 14 months, sitting on the stump of a tree holding a cat that was nearly bigger than me.”

Kristine Berey's nursery school in Budapest, 1959.
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Kristine Berey on becoming a senior at The Senior Times

We are all seniors, or seniors-to-be.

Barbara Moser and Irwin Block in Leros, Greece, in 2012.
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Irwin Block on one of the most rewarding gigs of his journalistic career

A reporter can rarely pick and choose to cover only what he wants, but at The Senior Times, I am almost always enthusiastic and engaged.

Molly Newborn: Our mother’s courage and drive set an example for us
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Molly Newborn: Our mother’s courage and drive set an example for us

It is a story about courage and drive, about taking a huge risk to follow your passion, about not giving up even in the face of huge obstacles.

How the ‘power of the elderly’ has shifted over 30 years
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How the ‘power of the elderly’ has shifted over 30 years

We were too young then to know that “elderly” is a word we would never want to use to describe ourselves.

What’s in the name of a newspaper?
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What’s in the name of a newspaper?

When I decided on the name for this paper I was 35. Now I am 67, going on 35.

Goldbloom award winner Miriam Green, in NDG. (Photo: Irwin Block)
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Community activist Miriam Green moved to action by childhood experiences

“If you don’t stand up for people in trouble, one day you’ll be in trouble and there’ll be nobody there.”

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Juan Rodriguez on the mystique and the memories of the ‘60s

Why do the 1960s, their spirit and substance, have such a unique aura for Baby Boomers and Millennials alike?

The unexpected joys of learning a new language later in life
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The unexpected joys of learning a new language later in life

I’m not saying it’s easy. I’ve been at it for seven years now and I’m still learning my third/fourth language — Spanish.

“Never Again” means human rights for all, Cotler tells men’s club. Photo: Charles Eklove
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Irwin Cotler founds Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights

You might think that after a distinguished career as a human-rights crusader, Irwin Cotler might settle into a comfortable retirement.