By Amy Irwin
Welcome to the Fall 2015 issue of Grey-Bruce Boomers!
No doubt you enjoyed a summer of holidays, family time and get-togethers with friends. Our house was no different, with the always exciting Ripley Reunion thrown on top of our regular summer celebrations.
This issue, the fourth of our quarterly publication, is another interesting one for Grey/Bruce adults 50+. Now that the leaves are beginning to turn and the calendar has flipped to September, it’s time to begin planning for that unforgettable winter trip. We take a look at river cruises, the newest craze in adventure travel. Smaller ships travel the rivers of Europe in search of stunning, historical locales. Read more on Page 6.
We also take in-depth looks at preventing catastrophic falls before they happen. This goes hand-in-hand with our story on osteoporosis, because weakened bones can lead to these terrible falls.
While many of us are fortunate enough to still have at least one parent with us, the reality is it may be becoming unsafe for them to still be in their home, especially when their Boomer children want to spend the winter months down south. We examine retirement communities and the things to look for and questions to ask when touring potential care facilities.
Our ‘If These Walls Could Talk…’ feature looks at the historical Neustadt Brewery and its impact on the small community, while the author of our Bucket List fulfilled a life-long dream of visiting Tobermory’s namesake on the Highlands of Scotland.
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