Sinopsis

Join host Libby Znaimer as she brings you the latest Zoomer Headlines from around the world and shines a spotlight on the key issues affecting you. You?ll also get the freshest perspective from CARP and Zoomer Media experts on health, wellness and living the good life!

Episodios

  • Carl Honore on Bolder and Rick Lowes on Supporting Adult Children

    Carl Honore on "Bolder" and Rick Lowes on Supporting Adult Children

    10/03/2019 Duración: 20min

    First he became the world’s leading advocate of the slow movement. Now best selling author Carl Honore’s new book Bolder is a call to action for us all to redefine aging, which is our philosophy here at Zoomer Media. He joines Libby to talk about it. And – Although Zoomers have the potential to age better than ever before, older parents are also feeling the financial squeeze. A new study by RBC finds a staggering number are still financially supporting children into their mid 30’s. Libby speaks to RBC VP of Retirement Strategies Rick Lowes to find out more.

  • Minister of Health Christine Elliot on Healthcare Reform amp Chris James on Pot Possession Pardons

    Minister of Health Christine Elliot on Healthcare Reform & Chris James on Pot Possession Pardons

    03/03/2019 Duración: 20min

    This week, the provincial government announced sweeping changes to modernize Ontario’s 60 billion dollar health care system. It’s creating a new super-agency by consolidating local and provincial health networks like Cancer Care Ontario, to create a central agency. Libby speaks with Christine Elliott, Minister of Health for Ontario, on what the changes mean for Zoomers. And – As the federal government prepares to pardon Canadians for simple pot possession….Chris James, the owner of a former Toronto pot dispensary, is suing the province for damages, after the Ford Tories capped the number of retail pot licenses at just 25. Chris James joins Libby to talk about it.

  • James Walker on Resolving Consumer Complaints amp Suzanne Boyd on Karl Lagerfeld

    James Walker on Resolving Consumer Complaints & Suzanne Boyd on Karl Lagerfeld

    24/02/2019 Duración: 19min

    Have you ever received really bad customer service but you weren’t sure how to “fight back”? There’s a new way to resolve consumer complaints that takes the guesswork out of filing your grievance. Libby talks with founder and CEO of myresolver.ca, James Walker. And – Remembering a pioneering fashion icon. 85-year-old designer Karl Lagerfeld died this week, and was working until almost the end of his life. Libby talks with Zoomer Magazine editor-in-chief and veteran fashion journalist Suzanne Boyd.

  • Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Federal Budget amp City Councillor Gordon Cressy on Competitive Table Tennis

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Federal Budget & City Councillor Gordon Cressy on Competitive Table Tennis

    17/02/2019 Duración: 19min

    With a federal election just 8 months away, the Trudeau government’s final budget is expected sometime next month. The Zoomer Advocacy group CARP has spent this last year calling for critical changes needed for older Canadians like financial security, healthcare and housing support. The man who will deliver the budget, Finance minister Bill Morneau, visited our Zoomer Radio studios this week. And – Table tennis CAN be a low impact sport with many health benefits for older Canadians. But a Toronto senior athlete is taking it to the next level. We’ll introduce you to the 75 year old who’ll compete in next year’s table tennis world championship. You may already know him…Libby talks with former city councilor Gordon Cressy.

  • Dr. Leanne Casaubon on Vascular Disease amp Remembering Kitty Cohen

    Dr. Leanne Casaubon on Vascular Disease & Remembering Kitty Cohen

    10/02/2019 Duración: 20min

    Ground-breaking Canadian research is radically changing the way we think of vascular disease. For the first time ever, the connections between heart conditions, stroke and cognitive decline have been mapped, proving they’re more deeply connected than researchers knew. The Heart and Stroke Foundation calls it a troubling wake up call. Libby talks to director of Toronto West Regional Stroke Centre and U of T professor, Dr. Leanne Casaubon. And – We remember the remarkable life of Kitty Cohen, whose infectious spirit made her a celebrity. The 106-year-died this week. Her active life serves as a lesson to us all on how to embrace aging.

  • Filomena Tassi, Minister for Seniors amp Jennifer Zelmer on Paramedics Trained For Palliative Care

    Filomena Tassi, Minister for Seniors & Jennifer Zelmer on Paramedics Trained For Palliative Care

    03/02/2019 Duración: 17min

    Six months into the job, Canada’s new minister for seniors has crisscrossed the country on a listening tour. Libby caught up with Minister Filomena Tassi to hear what older Canadians are saying as her government prepares to deliver its final budget before the fall election. And – Thousands of Canadian paramedics are being trained to deliver palliative care. The initiative is meant to reduce unnecessary hospital visits and offer access to urgent end-of-life care. Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement is one of the organizations funding the program. Libby talks to CEO Jennifer Zelmer.

  • Dr. Iris Gorfinkel on Lying To Doctors amp Ivanka Siolkowsky on KonMarie

    Dr. Iris Gorfinkel on Lying To Doctors & Ivanka Siolkowsky on KonMarie

    27/01/2019 Duración: 20min

    Be honest, have you ever lied to your doctor? It turns out a disturbing number of patients are not forthcoming with their physicians. Many say they just don’t want to be judged or lectured, and some doctors say this disturbing new information, published in the American Medical Association Journal, is a wake up call for both patient and physician. Toronto doctor Iris Gorfinkel joins Libby to talk about it. And – January seems to be the month for self improvement. There’s VEGANUARY, DRY-JANUARY and now, many are buying into a wildly popular decluttering program, spearheaded by organizing guru Marie Condo whose drastic tidying tenets have inspired legions of followers. Libby talks to KonMarie method practitioner Ivanka Siolkowsky.

  • Rosie Schwartz on Canadas New Food Guide amp Dennis Desrosiers on The International Car Show

    Rosie Schwartz on Canada's New Food Guide & Dennis Desrosiers on The International Car Show

    20/01/2019 Duración: 18min

    Canada’s new food guide hasn’t been made public yet but already it is getting kudos for abandoning beef and dairy as separate categories in favour of “protein foods.” The document was first published in the ’40’s and last updated in 2007. Dietician Rosie Schwartz likes what she’s hearing and argues the government recommendations should be based on science and NOT influenced by powerful rich food companies. And – Technology meets the road at this year’s popular International Car Show in Detroit. Libby talks to consultant Dennis Desrosiers, an industry insider, to find out what vehicles are capturing the interest of Zoomers at the marquee car event.

  • Dr. Peter Tanuseputro on The End-Of-Life-Calculator amp Vivian Vassos on Fly and Fry

    Dr. Peter Tanuseputro on The End-Of-Life-Calculator & Vivian Vassos on "Fly and Fry"

    13/01/2019 Duración: 20min

    Death is often a taboo subject but NOT for an Ottawa-based Doctor who talks openly about it with his patients. His new computer algorithm can predict the end of life in years, months and even weeks. Libby talks to Dr. Peter Tanuseputro, the doctor behind this end-of-life-calculator to learn the benefits and potential drawbacks. And – The next 3 months are the busiest for Canadians leaving the cold weather for sunnier climates. But this year, more and more are following the lead of Zoomers ..who have led the way in swapping ‘fly and fry’ vacations for food and culture trips. Libby find out more from Zoomer Magazine Editor Vivian Vassos.

  • Rose Reisman on Veganuary amp Dr. Lisa Del Giudice on Annual Health Physicals

    Rose Reisman on Veganuary & Dr. Lisa Del Giudice on Annual Health Physicals

    06/01/2019 Duración: 20min

    We’ve all heard about “Dry January” where people swear off alcohol for a month after the holidays. But this year, the big health trend for the month is: Veganuary. Libby talks to author, entrepreneur, and nutritional consultant Rose Reisman to get her take on it. And – Annual health physicals are becoming a thing of the past. This shift in healthcare comes after numerous studies found those who get yearly check ups don’t stay healthier or live longer. Libby learns all about it from Sunnybrook Hospital’s Dr. Lisa Del Giudice.

  • Political Panel Part 2 amp Helen Lambin on Tattoos at 70

    Political Panel Part 2 & Helen Lambin on Tattoos at 70

    30/12/2018 Duración: 19min

    Bob Komsic fills in for Libby Znaimer. The discussion continues this week with the second part of our year-end political wrap with our panel of experts. We look back at the highlights and lowlights of federal politics and what’s ahead, with an election just 10 months away. Libby speaks to Bob Richardson, Kim Wright, and John Capobianco. For part one, listen to last week’s episode. And – A new documentary profiling trailblazing seniors who’ve reinvented themselves later in life premieres on our sister station Vision TV. Bob talks with 84 year old Helen Lambin of Chicago, who started getting tattoos in her 70s…and hasn’t stopped!

  • Political Panel amp Faith Popcorn on No Gift-Giving

    Political Panel & Faith Popcorn on No Gift-Giving

    23/12/2018 Duración: 19min

    One of the big news stories of the year was Doug Ford’s majority win in the provincial election. Six months in, is the honeymoon over for this new Progressive Conservative Government? We’ve assembled a panel of expert political pundits to weigh in on the first term..and look to what’s ahead in the new year. Libby speaks to Bob Richardson, Kim Wright, and John Capobianco And – No gift-giving at Christmas? Bah humbug you say? While it may seem scrooge-like, it’s becoming a trend. We find out what’s driving the idea from Faith Popcorn, a leading futurist who’s been successfully predicting trends for decades.

  • Ambassador Deborah Lyons and iAngels Lee Moser on Canada Isreal Relations amp Robbie Lane on Baby Its Cold Outside

    Ambassador Deborah Lyons and iAngels' Lee Moser on Canada Isreal Relations & Robbie Lane on "Baby It's Cold Outside"

    16/12/2018 Duración: 18min

    With escalating diplomatic tension between Canada and China this week, and the recent frosty trade talks with the US, we focus on an international relationship that’s flourishing. Libby recently spent time in Israel to learn more about this burgeoning partnership between Canada and Israel on many fronts, including tech and trade. Libby spoke with Ambassador Deborah Lyons and iAngels’ Lee Moser. And – Libby talks about the controversial song of the year: Baby It’s Cold Outside Comes in From the Cold! Our very our own Robbie Lane shares his thoughts on the song.

  • Michael Maidmont on Senior Food Bank Use amp Carol Bradley Bursack on Holiday Loneliness

    Michael Maidmont on Senior Food Bank Use & Carol Bradley Bursack on Holiday Loneliness

    09/12/2018 Duración: 19min

    Christine Ross fills in for Libby Znaimer. The face of hunger is changing in this province. Seniors are twice as likely to use a food bank regularly compared with other visitors. Libby talks to Michael Maidmont, CEO of the Ottawa Food Bank, to look at the factors behind the dramatic 10 percent bump in visits by older Ontarians. And – Christmas can be a difficult time for many, but it’s particularly challenging and lonely for seniors. Libby talks to Carol Bradley Bursack to explore some ways to help navigate the holidays to bring cheer to older loved ones in the family, no matter where they live or their level of health.

  • Keith Warriner on Food Safety amp Allan Small on Financial Advice

    Keith Warriner on Food Safety & Allan Small on Financial Advice

    25/11/2018 Duración: 20min

    Refrain from romaine!!! That’s the advice from health experts as some Canadian grocery stores pull the leafy lettuce from shelves after a warning about potential E. coli contamination. But there’s been no official recall. Libby speaks with food safety expert, University of Guelph professor, Keith Warriner. And – We’ve had another wild week on the markets… so how should you adjust your financial portfolio? Or should you? We get advice from financial investment expert Allan Small.

  • Patrick Brown on New Book amp Dan Rosenburg on Tree of Life Synagogue

    Patrick Brown on New Book & Dan Rosenburg on Tree of Life Synagogue

    18/11/2018 Duración: 20min

    Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown has come out swinging in his new tell-all memoir that contains some blockbuster allegations about sitting provincial politicians and more. Libby speaks with Brown, who is now the mayor of Brampton..the day before the book hit the shelves. And – There’s been a troubling resurgence of antisemitism here at home and across the world. It’s been three weeks since the deadliest attack on Jews in American history took place at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Toronto based documentarian Dan Rosenburg grew up there, just blocks away from where it happened. He shares his thoughts.

  • Richard Rohmer on Rememberance Day amp Rick Mercer on The Final Report

    Richard Rohmer on Rememberance Day & Rick Mercer on "The Final Report"

    11/11/2018 Duración: 19min

    Christine Ross fills in for Libby Znaimer. It’s Remembrance Day and this year is extra special. It marks the 100th anniversary of the end of world war one. 94 year old Canadian veteran Richard Rohmer spoke at the ceremony at queens park. He has many titles: aviator, lawyer, author and historian. But the one he’s most proud of is his current title: Honorary Lieutenant General of the Canadian Armed Forces. And – Don’t ask Canadian comedian Rick Mercer if he’s retiring. The answer is an emphatic NO. His new book, The Final Report, contains a collection of his famous rants he delivered from Toronto’s graffiti alleys during 15 season of his popular TV show.

  • Max Eisen on Holocaust Education Week amp Anthony Rose on The Last Schmaltz

    Max Eisen on Holocaust Education Week & Anthony Rose on "The Last Schmaltz"

    04/11/2018 Duración: 20min

    Holocaust Education Week began just days after the horrific massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. 11 people were murdered and 6 were wounded by a gunman shouting anti-Semitic slurs. Can this become a teachable moment? Libby talks to 98 year old Max Eisen. He survived the notorious death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and has been sharing his experience for 32 years. And – A very popular renewal of one aspect of Jewish culture is in full swing in Toronto – the food! Anthony Rose is one of Toronto’s most prominent restaurateurs who currently runs a new style Jewish deli, an Israeli middle-eastern restaurant and a takeout and sandwich joint called Schmaltz Appetizing. Schmaltz means melted chicken fat or excessive sentimentality, and it is also the title of his new cookbook “The Last Schmaltz.”

  • Neil Orford on The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 amp Renee Pellerin on Conspiracy of Hope

    Neil Orford on The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & Renee Pellerin on "Conspiracy of Hope"

    28/10/2018 Duración: 20min

    This month marks the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and it was at its worst this very week. The flu pandemic is often considered the deadliest event in human history killing between 50 and 100 million people. Neil Orford is behind a major project to commemorate the history of this tragedy in Canada. And – As we mark the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here is a contrarian view of breast screening. For decades we have been told that mammograms save lives. And the backlash was huge when a major study in 2014 found that was not necessarily true. The emotional force of that reaction prompted Renee Pellerin to write “Conspiracy of Hope.”

  • Dr. Patrice Lindsay on Heart Health Gender Bias amp Timothy Caulfield on A Users Guide to Cheating Death

    Dr. Patrice Lindsay on Heart Health Gender Bias & Timothy Caulfield on "A User's Guide to Cheating Death"

    21/10/2018 Duración: 20min

    Recently we heard about gender bias with heart health…and worse outcomes for women than men with heart failure. Now, there’s evidence the same is true for strokes. But doctors don’t know all the reasons behind the gender bias. This past week, the 11th World Stroke Congress was held in Montreal. Dr. Patrice Lindsay, a director with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, presented this research which she shares with Libby. And – Staying healthy shouldn’t be overly complicated. That’s the message behind a groundbreaking new health show that premiered on Vision TV last week. It’s called A User’s Guide to Cheating Death. Libby caught up with series creator and host Timothy Caulfield to learn all about some of the trends and myths the show debunks.

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