Zoomer Week In Review

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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

  • Gordon Pape amp Susan Pinker

    Gordon Pape & Susan Pinker

    24/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    It's an understatement to say investors have had a rough ride for the last few months. Markets have regained about half the huge losses at the beginning of the pandemic. But there is no shortage of predictions of doom and gloom for the foreseeable future. It's a special worry for Zoomers, at or near retirement. Libby Znaimer consulted market guru and Zoomer magazine contributor Gordon Pape on how to make your portfolio pandemic-proof. And After months of social isolation and growing fears of contracting the virus or losing loved ones, COVID-19 is taking a psychological toll on all of us. A recent Angus Reid poll found half of Canadians say their mental health has deteriorated. Libby reached psychologist and IdeaCity alum Susan Pinker in Montreal. She is the author of "The Village Effect" which details how face-to-face contact makes us happier and healthier. They talked about how to cope.

  • Lynn MacDonald amp Dr. Sandy Sehdev

    Lynn MacDonald & Dr. Sandy Sehdev

    17/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    This week we marked International Nurses Day, which is celebrated annually on Florence Nightingale's birthday. It's the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, and COVID-19 is making her legacy more relevant than ever. Professor Emerita Lynn Macdonald has written extensively about Florence Nightingale and is co-founder of The Nightingale Society. AND Imagine the anxiety of going through cancer during the pandemic. It has delayed or changed treatment plans for some patients and also prevented them from bringing along loved ones for support. But it has also brought some welcome innovations. Libby reached Dr. Sandy Sehdev, a medical oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre.

  • Dr. Samir Sinha amp Lyndsey Forsythe Brochu

    Dr. Samir Sinha & Lyndsey Forsythe Brochu

    10/05/2020 Duración: 15min

    This week we learned the devastating news that Canada has the highest proportion of COVID 19 deaths in long term care in the western world. And the National institute on Aging says official numbers do not reveal the full picture because they exclude retirement homes. According to their figures, a staggering 82% of this country's COVID-19 deaths occur in these care settings which house only 1% of the population. Libby Znaimer talked with Dr. Samir Sinha, one of Canada's leading geriatricians. AND The province has released a framework for resuming elective surgeries, but so far there is no timeline and it will be up to individual hospitals. Libby talked with Lyndsey Forsythe Brochu, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant.

  • Dr. Shaf Keshavjee amp Marissa Lennox

    Dr. Shaf Keshavjee & Marissa Lennox

    03/05/2020 Duración: 18min

    A report from Ontario's Financial Accountability office estimates 35 people have already died after their surgery was delayed because of COVID-19. More than 52,000 operations have been postponed since the lockdown, with another 12,000 put on hold each week. Libby Znaimer talked to Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Surgeon-in-Chief at the University Health Network's Sprott department of Surgery. AND It seems that every day the government announces new help for people whose livelihoods are threatened during the pandemic. Many Zoomers feel their needs are being ignored and CARP is working hard with governments to advocate on their behalf. Libby talked to Chief Policy Officer Marissa Lennox.

  • Tom Jocic amp Jane Veldhoven

    Tom Jocic & Jane Veldhoven

    26/04/2020 Duración: 17min

    We've all viewed chaotic and horrific scenes from hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 in places like New York, Italy and Spain. But what is it like here? Tom Jocic spent two days in an Oshawa coronavirus ward while waiting for his test results. Libby Znaimer spoke with him a few days after he was discharged to his home. AND It's that of year when we take on spring cleaning. Now that we are all spending so much more time at home there's no excuse for avoiding the task, and the experts say it will actually make us feel better in self-isolation. Libby got some tips from the star of "The Big Downsize" professional organizer Jane Veldhoven, who helps retirees and moving couples downsize their homes and live with less.

  • Iwrin Cotler amp Robin Morash

    Iwrin Cotler & Robin Morash

    19/04/2020 Duración: 17min

    He’s calling it China’s Chernobyl moment. Former Justice Minister and leading Human Rights champion Irwin Cotler is blaming the Chinese government for covering up the pandemic during its early stages,while punishing whistleblowers. Along with a hundred international politicians he says Chinese leaders must be held to account for withholding the information for the first 40 days. Libby Znaimer reached him in Montreal.

  • Andrea Horwath amp Dr. Steve Joordens

    Andrea Horwath & Dr. Steve Joordens

    12/04/2020 Duración: 18min

    While the Ford government has been working with public health experts in order to protect seniors during the pandemic, Ontario Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath wants the province to do more for residents of long-term care homes and those working in the facilities. AND The pandemic has forced many in the world to stop... which has given us more time to think, and worry, even feel frightened. To help keep our feelings in check during the pandemic, you may want to check out 'Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19'. U of T Psychology Professor Dr. Steve Joordens spoke with Libby Znaimer about the free online course.

  • Minister for Seniors Deb Schulte amp Dr. Joshua Smith

    Minister for Seniors Deb Schulte & Dr. Joshua Smith

    05/04/2020 Duración: 15min

    Is Ottawa doing enough to help Zoomers? In addition to measures targeting low-income and frail elders, the government lowered the amount of mandatory RRIF withdrawals by 25% for this year. CARP says they should be suspended altogether in light of the plunging markets. That’s where Libby Znaimer began in a wide-ranging conversation with minister for Seniors Deb Schulte. AND Canadians, especially those over 65, need eyecare. Routine checkups are cancelled because of the pandemic. But the Ontario Association of Optometrists has come up with protocols to provide urgent care during this extraordinary time. Libby talked with Dr. Joshua Smith.

  • David MacDonald on Covid-19 Job Losses amp Neil Hetherington on Zoomer Generosity

    David MacDonald on Covid-19 Job Losses & Neil Hetherington on Zoomer Generosity

    29/03/2020 Duración: 16min

    The economic devastation of COVID 19 is affecting us all. But the hardest hit are those least able to afford it. Low wage workers and women. Two in five making $14 an hour or less and one in three earning 14-16/hour are at risk of immediate job loss or have been laid off already. Libby Znaimer reached David MacDonald of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives AND Despite all this we salute a huge outpouring of generosity from our audience. Daily Bread Food Bank CEO Neil Hetherington was gobsmacked by the response from our audience.

  • Richard Worzel on A Post-Pandemic World amp Darrell Bricker on Zoomer Trends

    Richard Worzel on A Post-Pandemic World & Darrell Bricker on Zoomer Trends

    22/03/2020 Duración: 15min

    Life has changed as we confront Covid-19. And while the hope is that many aspects return to pre-pandemic norms, the prediction is that this event will mark a turning point in transforming our lifestyles. Libby Znaimer talked with futurist Richard Worzel. AND What will Canadians need and want in the years to come? Where and how will we live? Pollster Darrell Bricker looked at those questions through the lens of demographics. And the Zoomer generation is at the centre of the answers.

  • MPP France Gelinas on Hallway Healthcare amp Mark McEwan on Eating Healthy

    MPP France Gelinas on Hallway Healthcare & Mark McEwan on Eating Healthy

    15/03/2020 Duración: 16min

    New numbers from the Ministry of Health show that patients waiting to be admitted to hospital in January spent an average of 18.3 hours in the emergency room until a bed became available on a ward. That matches the previous monthly record set a year ago and it suggests there has been no progress in ending hallway healthcare. Libby Znaimer reached NDP Health Critic France Gelinas at her constituency office in Sudbury. AND With most of us spending more time at home than usual, healthy eating is more important than ever. For the tens of thousands of Canadians suffering from diabetes it is crucial to manage weight and stave off heart disease. This is a passion for celebrity chef Mark McEwan. He dropped by our studios with some delicious food and advice on how to make it easy!

  • Dr. Myriam Judy on Daylight Saving amp Dr. Monika Kryzanowksa on Cancer Report

    Dr. Myriam Judy on Daylight Saving & Dr. Monika Kryzanowksa on Cancer Report

    08/03/2020 Duración: 17min

    Did you remember to set your clocks forward early this morning? For residents of the Yukon, this will be the last time they do it as they embark on year-round Daylight Saving Time. And most of Saskatchewan is on year-round Standard time. This because of mounting evidence about the harm of this practise. Libby Znaimer reached Dr. Myriam Juda, Adjunct Professor, Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Laboratory at Simon Fraser University. AND Pancreatic cancer is set to become third largest cause of cancer death this year even though it does not rank among the most common forms of the disease. That's just one of the findings from a new report that predicts more than a quarter of a million Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Libby talked to Dr. Monika Krzyzanowska Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto and Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer.

  • MP Francesco Sorbara on Paper Tax Forms amp CARP Challenges Government to Fix Healtchare

    MP Francesco Sorbara on Paper Tax Forms & CARP Challenges Government to Fix Healtchare

    01/03/2020 Duración: 17min

    This week the Canada Revenue Agency moved to reassure taxpayers who still send in paper returns with the message "we have not forgotten you!" The idea was to reach vulnerable and lower income people who must file taxes to get benefits, as well as those who are not computer literate. But paper filers complain the taxman just keeps making things harder, - among other reasons - because the only place they can find the forms they need - is online! Libby Znaimer reached Liberal MP Francesco Sorbara, Parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Revenue. AND CARP has issued a challenge to the federal goverment: fix healthcare before the next election. Libby sat down with Marissa Lennox, CARP's Chief policy Officer and David Cravit, CARP's Chief Marketing Officer.

  • Denis DesRosiers on Automotive Trends amp Robyn Doolittle on The MeToo Generational Divide

    Denis DesRosiers on Automotive Trends & Robyn Doolittle on The MeToo Generational Divide

    23/02/2020 Duración: 15min

    Given today's increasing environmental awareness, you'd think consumers would be looking for smaller and smaller cars. But the clear message from the crowds at this year's auto show is "go big or go home!". Libby chatted with leading automotive consultant Denis DesRosiers. AND How have attitudes to sexual behaviour changed in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and why is there a generational divide in the way women think about it? Those are just some of the questions award-winning author and investigative reporter Robyn Doolittle asks in her latest book "Had it Coming." She came by our studios to discuss it.

  • Debunking GOOP amp Online Dating

    Debunking GOOP & Online Dating

    16/02/2020 Duración: 16min

    Despite accusations of misleading the public with pseudoscience, Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP empire has a new series on Netflix. According to the head of Britain's National health System, among other critics, it is dangerous and poses a considerable risk to public health. Libby Znaimer reached law professor and pseudoscience debunker Tim Caulfield in Edmonton. AND This Friday marked Valentine's Day, and just when most singles had accepted that online dating is the modern way to go, it's falling out of favour for all age groups but especially Zoomers. The problems include, catfishing, fake profiles, and no-shows. Relationship coach Grace Cirocco says it's time to get back to the basics.

  • Women and Heart Disease amp Optimistic Health

    Women and Heart Disease & Optimistic Health

    09/02/2020 Duración: 17min

    Women are not small men and, when it comes to heart disease, they have paid a high price because medical science has treated them that way. Women have been under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated, but, according to "The 2020 Heart & Stroke Spotlight on Women", progress is being made. Libby Znaimer sat down with Dr. Paula Harvey, Physician-in-Chief and director of the Cardiovascular research Program at Women's College Hospital. AND Are you an optimist? A growing number of long-term studies have linked that frame of mind to a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses and to fostering longevity. Libby reached Dr. Alan Rozanski, a cardiologist at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York.

  • Amy Go on Coronavirus Anti-Chinese Stereotypes amp Dr. Aaron Schimmer for World Cancer Day

    Amy Go on Coronavirus Anti-Chinese Stereotypes & Dr. Aaron Schimmer for World Cancer Day

    02/02/2020 Duración: 15min

    The spread of the novel coronavirus is bringing back anti-Chinese stereotypes - just like the spread of SARS sparked racism and anti-Asian tropes back in 2003. It's also bringing a big drop in business on our Chinatowns. Libby Znaimer talked with Amy Go, of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice AND World Cancer Day is a global initiative to raise awareness and make sure that cancer continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda. It's also a good time to take stock of the progress that's been made against this devastating disease. Libby checked in with Dr. Aaron Schimmer, director of research at PMCC.

  • Jack Fairweather, author of The Volunteer amp Sean Simpson on Retirement Realities

    Jack Fairweather, author of "The Volunteer" & Sean Simpson on Retirement Realities

    26/01/2020 Duración: 17min

    In honour of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz, we tell the little known story of a Polish patriot who snuck into the camp to try to organize a rebellion and warn the Allies of Nazi crimes. AND Freedom 55! For years there were ads dangling that prospect for the baby boom generation. Now it turns out, for most people retirement is very different than what they expected.

  • Minister David Lametti on Assisted Dying amp Michael McNamara on Pass the Salt

    Minister David Lametti on Assisted Dying & Michael McNamara on "Pass the Salt"

    19/01/2020 Duración: 17min

    Canadians have until January 27 to give Ottawa input on how to change the law on medical assistance in dying. Libby Znaimer broached these difficult issues with Justice Minister David Lametti. AND Is salt really that bad for us? A new documentary, "Pass the Salt", takes a contrary view. Libby sat down with filmmaker Michael McNamara

  • Catherine Fife on Till Death Do Us Part Act amp Dr. Tara Kiran on Home Care Concerns

    Catherine Fife on "Till Death Do Us Part Act" & Dr. Tara Kiran on Home Care Concerns

    12/01/2020 Duración: 17min

    Politicians at Queen's Park plan to consider a private members bill that would ensure couples continue to live together in long-term care homes, even if their care needs are different. Waterloo New Democrat Catherine Fife is behind the proposal. THEN More than 700 patients, who'd been admitted to Ontario hospitals the past three years, were part of a local study that aimed to learn what affected their experience during their discharge and transition to home. Family physician and St. Michael's Hospital researcher Dr. Tara Kiran hopes the findings result in improvements in the transition navigated by one million patients every year in Ontario.

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