The English romantic poet, William Wordsworth, wrote these simple lines: “Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be.” Retirement was once considered a time of slowing down, by mainly sitting down, and doing as close to nothing as possible. In the last few years, all that has changed as retirees search for […]
Joyce Wayne has been writing about social issues, business and culture for forty years.
This year she is publishing her second novel, Last Night of the World, a spy thriller about Soviet spies operating in Canada during World War II. Joyce is also the author of The Cook’s Temptation. An award-winning journalist, Joyce is most interested in the stories of men and women trying to thrive in challenging circumstances.
Here, she is exploring matters relevant to the lives of retirees and soon-to-be-retirees facing the rapidly changing circumstances of the new retirement.
Joyce Wayne: Retirement Matters
Thirty years ago I met a fascinating, independent, courageous woman named Marta.
A case can be made that the best years of our lives are those when we enter maturity
It changes how we relate to others, everyone from the perfect stranger to the most intimate people in our lives
There’s a new housing trend that reminds me of the trend that spread across Canada and the U.S. when baby boomers were leaving their parents’ homes behind
When I faced the fact that I couldn’t read or see my computer screen clearly,
As we approach International Women’s Day (March 8), I can’t help thinking about women in politics—or the women who were closely positioned near the powerful men making history.
It seems that older women, long invisible or shunted aside, are experiencing an unfamiliar sensation: power.
If you’re like me, talking about dying isn’t at the top of your list of happy subjects. I’d even rather discuss taxes than death, but in Lyndsay Green’s new book,
Social capital is about agency, connections and influence – good things in life that don’t directly relate to how big your bank account is.
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