Lifestyles 55

Lifestyles 55 is dedicated to providing information that meets the needs, concerns and interests of two generations of this province’s older citizens.

Latest Articles

Get Good Luck This St. Patrick's Day

WINNIPEG, MB - This St. Patrick's Day, do more than just wear green. If you want to really increase your luck, start by helping others. Remember, what goes around comes around, so check out this list of ways to give back. Do every day good deeds. If you want to help your community, start small.…

Food Friday Recipe - Juice-Steeped Mussels

WINNIPEG, MB - I was brought up enjoying the many different flavours of fish, and this mussels recipe was a real staple in my life back in the day. It brings back memories now. Like the Christmas function for work, when I faced a mussels dish for the first time. I was young, naïve, and…

Dorothy Dobbie Talks Daffodils

WINNIPEG, MB - February seems like the dead of winter, but really, it’s already the month before spring starts. The days are getting longer. On Feb. 1, the sun rises at 8:01 a.m. and sets at 5:23 p.m., but the actual daylight hours extend from dawn to dusk, meaning the day will last about 10…

What’s it Like to be ‘Over the Hill’?

WINNIPEG, MB - The question we all have in our minds, no matter what age we are, is what is it like to be “old”? What we usually hear is that it stinks, that it’s “no fun”, that it’s not what “it’s cracked up to be.” The fact is, that this completely depends on who…

Food Friday Recipe - Chicken Club Sandwich

WINNIPEG, MB - What makes a great club sandwich? I’m a huge fan of sandwiches, but the answer to that question has always eluded me. Could it be the bread? Maybe! Could it be the bacon? Possibly! Could it be the salad? Perhaps! Well, I finally came up with a plan. I would create a…

Early Manitoba Bigamist Leaves Lasting Legacy

WINNIPEG, MB. - Englishman Percy Criddle’s unconventional lifestyle would not prevent many of his 13 children from creating an indelible mark on our history. Percy Criddle brought his nine children and the two women who bore them: his common law wife, Elise Vane, mother of five; and his legal wife, Alice Nicol, mother of four,…

Part 1: Dr. Peterson Reveals Healthy Aging Secrets

WINNIPEG, MB - I have always considered myself a healthy person. I believe I ate properly, I exercised enough, and that I would never age because I was doing the right things for my body. Well, I learned the hard way, that I was totally wrong. I was living in my own little world and…

Old Buildings Do Die And Take Part of Us With Them

WINNIPEG, MB. - As we grow older, many of the buildings that were important in our lives have been replaced. The former Moore Business Forms building on Erin Street, where my parents worked, was recently demolished and turned into a parking lot. This change makes sense as the neighbourhood evolves. However, sudden and unexpected changes…

Taking a Positive Approach to Heart with Alzheimer’s Disease

WINNIPEG, MB. - A positive approach to life helps people with dementia and their family members to manage the inevitable changes that occur at different stages of the condition. A couple from Steinbach, Manitoba, takes that positivity to heart. Both Dorothy Poetker and her husband, Jake (who has Alzheimer’s disease), live one day at a…

I Fasted For Three Days and This is What Happened

WINNIPEG, MB. - Fasting is a huge craze these days and if you look online you will see that there are many variations of it all over the internet. How do you know what the right one is or what one will work best for you? I have done a ton of research over the…

A South African Safari Should be on Every Bucket List

WINNIPEG, MB. - My husband and I escorted a South African safari trip in September. We were all very excited to visit one of the most beautiful and diverse countries on earth. It was a trip of a lifetime for us and my adventure-seeking clients. It began with a “Welcome to Cape Town” South African…

Keeping Your Pets Safe This Winter

WINNIPEG, MB. - As Manitobans, we pride ourselves on how we handle the tough winter season that mother nature throws at us each year. Snow and ice and cold, that’s nothing right? It’s important we remember to take extra steps to make sure our furry family members are comfortable and safe during the winter months.…

Recipe - Healthy on-the-go Power Crunch Bars

WINNIPEG, MB. - When you're hungry and in a hurry, sticking to your new year's resolution can get tricky. Plan ahead and beat your cravings with these power crunch snack bars, made with Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop microwaveable popcorn. The popcorn is 100 per cent whole grain, high in fibre and now made without any…

15 Unsung Heroes of Winnipeg and Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MB. - We introduce this feature to Manitoba Post and Lifestyles 55 as a way of saying thank you to the remarkable men and women of our city and province who work hard and quietly in many endeavours, for which they never get thanked or acknowledged. Some of our candidates are in the news…

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier 2018

WINNIPEG, MB. - The holiday season often comes with an over-indulgence of food and drink. Many people seek wellness advice after the holidays, as the arrival of a new year can provide a great opportunity to reset and establish better health habits. Some of the most common questions I hear after the holidays are about…

Myrna Driedger - Building a Sense of Community

WINNIPEG, MB. - One of the things that attracted me to live in Charleswood is that it is “a little bit country, a little bit city.” But what does that mean? What is this feeling of “country” in our neighbourhood? I believe that it’s the sense of community that you have when you live in…

Fare-thee-well to Joan Cohen

WINNIPEG, MB. - Our dear Joan Cohen has finally been liberated from the world of work and is giving herself some time to see life from a position of well-deserved leisure. Although she says is 29 (but only admits to 25), Joan has reached a point in her life where smelling the roses is more…

New Year's Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier You

WINNIPEG, MB. - January is a great time for new beginnings. With the new year come new adventures, experiences, challenges and growth. Whether you've already set your New Year's resolutions or don't believe in them at all, January is a great time to focus on growth. Here are a few resolutions that you can start…

Sponsors