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Namrata Bagaria & Paul Merkley Seniors Junction

Many retirees seek ways to use their time meaningfully and intellectually challenge themselves. Appreciating music and arts meets these needs and provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment. We deliver accessible and inclusive courses that help you keep sharp and foster a sense of community and engagement.

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Episode 55 – The Future of Seniors Living

Scott McCorvie is the CEO of Vita Senior Living. He brings two decades of experience in senior living investment and operations and is extremely passionate about enhancing the senior living industry…

Scott McCorvie is t…

Scott McCorvie is the CEO of Vita Senior Living. He brings two decades of experience in senior living investment and operations and is extremely passionate about enhancing the senior living industry. More info - https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmccorvie/ Seniors Junction is a Burlington, Ontario based startup, formed to prevent seniors isolation, mainly by offering 8-week (one session a week) hybrid courses, taught live, by experts. We believe in purposeful and learning-oriented Retirement! More info - https://seniorsjunction.com Host Paul Merkley is the co-founder & COO of Seniors Junctio…

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Episode 54 – Recreation, purpose and camaraderie

Lewis (Lou) Poloniatio is a retired businessman in GTA. His serious leisure pursuits include biking, bridge and tennis. Seniors Junction is a Burlington, Ontario based startup, formed to prevent seni…

Lewis (Lou) Poloniat…

Lewis (Lou) Poloniatio is a retired businessman in GTA. His serious leisure pursuits include biking, bridge and tennis. Seniors Junction is a Burlington, Ontario based startup, formed to prevent seniors isolation, mainly by offering 8-week (one session a week) online courses, taught live, by experts. We believe in purposeful and learning-oriented Retirement! More info - https://seniorsjunction.com Host Paul Merkley is the co-founder & COO of Seniors Junction. He is a Professor Emeritus from University of Ottawa. He has a PhD in History of Music from Harvard and is a Fellow of the Royal Soci…

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Episode 53 – Meaningful and purposeful social activities

Paula Banno is an innovative leader and Director of Lifestyle at a large senior community in the US. We discuss with her how meaning and purpose need to be incorporated in the recreation activities in…

Paula Banno is an in…

Paula Banno is an innovative leader and Director of Lifestyle at a large senior community in the US. We discuss with her how meaning and purpose need to be incorporated in the recreation activities in senior living. Seniors Junction is a Burlington, Ontario-based startup, formed to prevent Retirement isolation and loneliness, mainly by offering lectures and excursions. We believe in purposeful and learning-oriented Retirement! More info - https://seniorsjunction.com Host Paul Merkley is the co-founder & COO of Seniors Junction. He is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Ottawa. He h…

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Episode 52 – Aging, arthritis and social isolation

Jaya Sonkar MD MPH is a rheumatologist, geriatrician, and internist based in Cypress Texas. She is the founder and president of JSR Heath (http://jsrhealth.com/). She is UTMB Galveston Alumna, New Yo…

Jaya Sonkar MD MPH i…

Jaya Sonkar MD MPH is a rheumatologist, geriatrician, and internist based in Cypress Texas. She is the founder and president of JSR Heath (http://jsrhealth.com/). She is UTMB Galveston Alumna, New York Medical College Alumna and Harvard Alumna. Link for today's discussion - https://drive.google.com/file/d/17DXjEequHfhljelyeMCnVVQbvaj_2F8y/view?usp=sharing Seniors Junction is a Burlington, Ontario based startup, formed to prevent Retirement isolation and loneliness, mainly by offering lectures and excursions. We believe in purposeful and learning-oriented Retirement! More info - https://seni…

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Episode 51 – Social activities in retirement

Kathleen Vipond is a retired music teacher. After teaching high school, she has directed choirs, worked with charities, and participated in clubs. She teaches a low-impact aerobics class and she plays…

Kathleen Vipond is a…

Kathleen Vipond is a retired music teacher. After teaching high school, she has directed choirs, worked with charities, and participated in clubs. She teaches a low-impact aerobics class and she plays bridge seriously. Seniors Junction is a Burlington, Ontario based startup, formed to prevent seniors isolation, mainly by offering 8-week (one session a week) online courses, taught live, by experts. We believe in purposeful and learning-oriented Retirement! More info - https://seniorsjunction.com Host Paul Merkley is the co-founder & COO of Seniors Junction. He is a Professor Emeritus from Un…

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