Why This City Has Outlawed Doorknobs

The Sun Is Setting on the Humble Doorknob. That’s the Vancouver Sun headline describing the city’s new building code, which will soon outlaw twisty doorknobs  – and traditional faucet handles, too - in new construction. The paper takes the positive view that, far from being banished, doorknobs are being “legislatively upgraded to levers more conducive to the arthritic, gnarled or weakened hands we earn with age.” >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter That sounds like a promising development. AARP has …

The Roaming Boomers: Rainy Day Travels

We just spent two wonder-filled weeks in western Canada. We explored Whistler, Vancouver, spent two days on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer luxury train, walked on our first glacier, and spent over a week driving through the jaw-dropping majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Unfortunately, we encountered an unusual weather pattern that kept us under gray skies and umbrellas for a great part of our trip. When this happens, it is certainly normal to feel the rainy day traveler’s blues. Here’s a …