Category: Stories

Grandparents: Young Perspectives

By Mattea Pyette My grandparents are Italian immigrants who arrived in Canada in 1948 and 1956. Both arrived by boat in Halifax and eventually settled in Sudbury, Ontario. They married in 1957. My mother is their second oldest child. I grew up a 7-hour drive away from them, slightly isolated not only by the distance…
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My Father’s Daughter

Growing up the youngest daughter of a newspaper giant 50+ years my senior By Mattea Pyette In 1963, at just 17 years old, my dad began working as a sportswriter in his hometown, Sault Ste. Marie. The 41-year journalism career that followed has always seemed a whirlwind to me. The youngest of his eight children,…
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7 Rules To Keep You Healthy In Your Home

There’s no place like home. It’s an often-shared wish, heard over and over again – “I want to stay in my own home.” The good news is that with the right help you can do just that. Many seniors are aging in place, and it’s easier than ever because there’s so much support out there…
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Home, Sweet, Home. Or Is It?

“The problem with not asking for help and setting up the right support early is that it can overwhelm them from trying to keep up with all of the chores and repairs”. Aging at home is what most seniors want, but it can become a major source of anxiety. There’s a lot do around any…
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