This Way Up

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ZOOMER Magazine - - CONTENTS - By Mike Criso­lago

Con­trary to pop­u­lar mu­si­cal sen­ti­ment, they paved par­adise and put up a prom­e­nade

Saska­toon pays trib­ute to home­grown star Joni Mitchell, 74, by nam­ing a wa­ter­front prom­e­nade af­ter her.

Well, this ex­plains why all the se­niors curve into a down­ward dog po­si­tion when they bend over to feed the an­i­mals

The 52-year-old leader of a Chi­nese farm­ing vil­lage with an av­er­age age of 65 keeps res­i­dents healthy by teach­ing them yoga.

Paul McCartney, 76, joined a lo­cal wed­ding band in per­form­ing the Bea­tles tune “I Saw Her Stand­ing There” at his nephew’s nup­tials

Un­for­tu­nately, cre­ative dif­fer­ences com­pelled Paul to an­nounce he was leav­ing the band and start­ing a new group with mu­si­cians play­ing a birth­day party across the hall.

Lit­er­ally a “Hail Mary” ap­proach to greater longevity

A re­cent study sug­gests that re­li­gious peo­ple may live four years longer than their non-re­li­gious coun­ter­parts.

Of course, some are here for a good time, not a long time

A sep­a­rate study shows that the higher an older man’s sex drive is, the less re­li­gious he’s likely to be.

English Pa­tient, a 1992 novel by Canuck Michael On­daatje, 74, wins the Golden Man Booker as the best Man Booker win­ner from the prize’s first 50 years

Though friends say On­daatje’s new in­sis­tence on be­ing ad­dressed as “Golden Boy” is wear­ing thin.

Tech­ni­cally, pri­son is a type of as­sisted-liv­ing fa­cil­ity

Ari­zona woman, 92, shoots and kills her son, 72, be­cause he wanted to put her in a nurs­ing home.

In ad­di­tion to his Man Booker hon­ours, Michael On­daatje has also been awarded the Giller Prize, the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Lit­er­ary Award and the Or­der of Canada.

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