Sunday, February 1, 2009


Love the magazine, Zoomer! Smart, and focused on the interests of people 45 years old and up.

How can you not support a magazine that challenges "everyone in society to look at aging with new eyes and create A New Vision of Aging.... It isn't about about denying your age or refusing to grow up. It is about redefining what aging means, whether you are 40, 60, 80 or 100 plus.... Longevity experts tell us that people are open to new ideas and seek out challenges live longer, healthier and happier lives." (Zoomer, March edition). Plus it's Canadian, eh?

Okay, I'm in... whether I like it or not, I'm getting older. I'm still a far cry from 60 but I'm looking to see more positive depictions of older women reflected in media. Margaret Atwood, Helen Mirren, Lauren Hutton, Emma Thompson, Adrienne Clarkson... bring 'em on.

The magazine features articles on the usual subjects of health, food, fashion and sex, but from a more mature perspective. How is this for a fun fact: "Doctors perform CPR better and with more confidence if they listen to 'Stayin'Alive' while they do it," apparently the Bee Gees song is 103 beats per minute, very close to the perfect CPR beat of 100 compressions per minute.

The website for Zoomer still leaves a lot to be desired. But page through the March print edition, with Margaret Atwood on the cover.

I'm getting a subscription for my mom, with full borrowing rights, of course!

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