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Posted On December 31, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Dependent by Design

by Linda Hunter –  I recall it vividly – 1978 in college in Toronto, and the decision to finally move out. I remember the fear, the excitement, the packing, and the stress of finding a new place to live. Then it happened: my parents left home. I know, it’s usually the other way around, but in this case, my father had chosen early retirement, so with their typical adventurous spirit my folks decided to trek from Toronto to Victoria, having never set eyes on the west. U.K. transplants, they hadRead More

Posted On December 31, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Getting Your Due: The Self-Advocating Senior

by Doreen Marion Gee –  Life for many seniors in B.C. is a far cry from the commonplace myth of the “rich” boomer. In her May 2015 Report, Seniors’ Housing in B.C., our provincial Seniors Advocate found that “Half of B.C. seniors live on $24,000 per year or less and more than 50,000 seniors are living on $20,000 or less.” In these lean-and-mean times, it is more important that ever that people in the older generation educate themselves and become well-informed about programs and resources that can raise their qualityRead More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On December 31, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Aging Gracefully in Our Forever Homes

by Janice Henshaw –  Many of us love our homes. They are our safe havens, and we plan on staying in them until … well, until we can’t. And like all worthwhile projects and plans, there are steps we can take that will allow us to make our homes safer and more supportive as our bodies start to change. Right now there is a lot of creative energy going into home modification, so it’s a great time to be thinking about making choices for the future. It would be soRead More
by Phillip Tiicham Muir –  For six months now I’ve been neck-deep in the world of diapers, feed times, naps and strolls. No, I haven’t retired: I’ve become a father. After half a year I still look at my beautiful son, asking him: “where did you come from?” Before you start telling me how babies are made, I can assure you I do understand the science behind it. What I can’t wrap my head around though, is how this fully functional mini-human grew from the size of a plum inRead More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Christmas with the Kids: The Spirit of the Season

by Jesse Holth –  The holiday season is a wonderful time for celebrating with family and friends. It’s about togetherness, enjoying simple pleasures and bonding over shared experiences. It can be easy to get swept up in the frenzy of gift-buying often associated with Christmas, but materialism is no recipe for happiness. In fact, studies have shown that materialistic people are much less happy. This time of year – and ideally, our everyday life – is really about kindness. It’s about treating others, and ourselves, with love. We can teachRead More