What does it mean to grow old in Canada? How much has the profile of older Canadians changed in recent years
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
For the first time in a long time, I’ve been to places where laundry is drying on an outdoor clothesline.
“It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and the regrets into old age.”
– Margaret Mead
Teaching at a community college is a great job and no one in her right mind should complain about it.
Community workers are increasingly focussing on loneliness and social isolation as huge issues for older people in Canada
If you’re like me, you can’t get the remarkable data from The Men of the Harvard Grant Study out of your head.
For all the effort and resources medical research invests in finding out what makes people sick, few studies have delved into what makes us happy
The English romantic poet, William Wordsworth, wrote these simple lines: “Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be.”
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
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