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  • If you’re looking for a fun or an environmentally friendly way to get around, there’s now a plethora of electric transportation available.

  • You’re a senior or almost one. You’ve lived your life as a straight person, maybe with a spouse, children and grandchildren. Your friends know you as straight. So does your community. But that’s not who you are.

  • The proposal was intriguing: trade your house for one in Northern Ireland for a couple of weeks at a great cost savings to both parties. The visitors from Ulster would treat Doug Ross’s Nepean home as if it were their own and Ross and his wife at the time would be expected to do the same.

  • Brian Hills lost his wife of 46 years in fewer than five months — the hardest four months of his life. He and his beloved wife Sam had just returned from Cuba when she got the diagnosis — her third bout of breast cancer, and this one had metastasized.

Current Issue


Sage60 gives Sage readers fresh content four times a year, and it releases about a month after each print edition. In this issue, we welcome spring with a primer on e-bikes, inventions that allow you to pedal on your own steam and receive a little help when you need it. We also look at coming out when you’re an older adult, and we examine the benefits — and potential drawbacks — of house swaps. Given that we just marked National Caregiver Day in April, and May is National Caregiver Month, we also have a story sharing our wish list for policy changes to support caregivers as well as some of our members’ struggles and rewards as they cared for their loved ones.    


Sales of e-bikes, which offer a little help on the hills but can still be solely people-powered for exercise, have surged since 2020. 

Coming out later in life can be challenging, but if you manage it well, it can also be rewarding. 

Offering your house as an exchange with someone in a country you want to visit is one way to minimize accommodation costs.  

As many as one in four Canadians will be unpaid caregivers to a friend or loved one over the course of their lives. The federal government does very little for them. 

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