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Gloria Steinem – Woman of Vision

 Blazing trails since the 1960s, Gloria Steinem, at 84 hasn’t begun to slow down. Author, journalist, activist, and speaker her name still commands immediate understanding and you know something big is happening. From the first cover of Ms. Magazine in 1972 to her most recent talk with Barbara Smith of Kitchen Table Press, Gloria remains …

Meet Hiroshi Hoketsu

Meet Hiroshi Hoketsu – Horseman and Hope for Old Men Eyes 2020 Olympic Games Over fifty years after Hiroshi Hoketsu first took the world stage at the 1964 Olympics, this Japanese Equestrian isn’t just horsing around. He now holds the record – as of the 2012 London Olympic Games – as oldest Olympian ever to …

Recommended June Home Maintenance

Summer is coming there has never been a better time to get ready.  Here are the recommended home maintenance tasks for June. Estimated time for this maintenance: 3 hours This months maintenance covers:– Appliances and Utilities– Lawn and Garden– Walls and Painting– Air Conditioning and Venting– General Maintenance This May Service Checklist was developed for education and entertainment only. If you …

Jane Goodall – Indomitable Spirit – Breaking Glass Ceilings as Queen of the Jungle

Celebrating her 84th birthday in Chicago last month, Jane Goodall is a household name in both activist circles, animal rights, and as a stand-out primatologist. But, in 1944, WWII was in its downhill slide and little girls from Britain didn’t dream of Africa. Well, except for ten-year-old Jane Goodall, whose naturally curious and inquisitive nature …

Better Together – Bonnie and Frank Gittinger

Bonnie and Frank may have met later in life, but it was their time to shine. Frank, a third-generation insurance salesman had never been much farther than the neighborhood he’d grown up in. He’d done the standard gap year abroad in his college years, but it wasn’t until he met Bonnie their adventures really began. …

Happy to be working with our first free membership winner

Today Custodia was in the field for the first time working with our first Silver Membership Winner, Nancy and Guisette.  They are wonderful people who are the first to win a free membership in our Grand Opening Sweepstakes.   We are giving away 5 free memberships between now and July to lucky older adults in the GTA. Guisette …

Read 27 Highlights from the Toronto Seniors Strategy

Toronto recently approved Version 2.0 of the Toronto Seniors Strategy and directed City Divisions and Agencies to execute on 27 recommendations.  When reading through these you will appreciate the thought and consideration that went in to the development of this list, you will also notice no commitments to timelines, budgets or other plans to implement.  It’s very high-level at at …

This Baby Boomer’s Got Zip

Moses Znaimer knows how to keep up with the times. “40-year olds have 65-year old parents, 30-year olds have 80-year old grandparents. We stand for the solidarity between the generations.”  – Moses Znaimer From his earliest days, he has been a dreamer, a visionary, an innovator, and shows no signs of slowing down. A Champion …

Toronto Public Library’s digital literacy initiatives

If you have no idea how to use a computer, you’re not alone. In the present age of rapid digital growth, many seniors may feel lost when it comes to how the use of computers can enhance their lives. Toronto Public Library is expanding their digital literacy programs to help seniors overcome what seems to …

Impressive housing benefits for Toronto seniors

If you’ve ever wondered about Toronto’s housing benefits for seniors, you’re in the right place. There’s more than likely a service appealing to your needs from the striking array of options available. Concerned about needing health and safety repairs, or even modifications to improve accessibility in your home? The Toronto Renovates program can help. Don’t …