CARPe diem

Mondays & Fridays | 5pm PT/8pm ET

Seizing the day for Canadians as we age.

Host Carmen Ruiz y Laza wants you to seize each day, live well and have fun!

Join Carmen and her guests for weekly discussions on topics and issues that connect with all Canadians as we age. CARPe diem will motivate you to ‘stand up straight and move your buns’ to the beat of new perspectives and useful tips on everything from technology and travel, to fitness and finance, to love and longevity and featuring the best experts in their fields.

“The best way to keep going is to keep going!”.
CARP President Moses Znaimer

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You deserve better health care and financial security. Discover more about CARP, Canada’s leading advocacy association for older Canadians.

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SEASON 4 EPISODES

EPISODE 5: Zoomer Reinvention
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So much for retirement. These zoomers are reinventing their lives and careers in their golden years.

EPISODE 4: Reinventing Death
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EPISODE 3: Dating for Keeps
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What comes after the “Grey Divorce”? What are the challenges of new relationships at our age? How do you compromise when you both have established lives? How do you navigate online dating?

EPISODE 2: Get Moving
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Forget the marathoners. How do we inspire ourselves to get up and get out when all we want to do is couch surf? Guests will discuss practical ways to overcome mental and physical obstacles.

EPISODE 1: Embrace Your Age
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Beauty is not just for the young. How do we accept, embrace, and appreciate our aging bodies?
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SEASON 3 EPISODES

2021 New Year’s Special
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In the CARPe diem 2021 New Year’s Special, Carmen Ruiz y Laza looks back on the lessons learned in 2021 and returns to places that make our time on Earth extra special and give us hope for the year to come.

2021 Holiday Special
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Carmen Ruiz y Laza is at the Vancouver Christmas Market looking ahead to 2022 in the restaurant and tourism industries with Salima Jiwan, Concierge and Regional Dir. for Les Clefs d’Or Canada and Ian Tostensen, President of the B.C. Restaurant Association.

EPISODE 10: Optimal Health
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Join Carmen Ruiz y Laza and her guests World Record runner BJ McHugh, Dr Bal Pawa of Westcoast Women’s Clinic, barbecuing with Chef Robert Clark, and more…

EPISODE 9: Mental Health
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Stats Canada recently did a survey on Mental Health. One in five Canadians screened positive for symptoms of depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder. Our mental well-being is crucial for living a long and healthy life.

EPISODE 8: Good Medicines
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In this episode, host Carmen Ruiz y Laza looks at Good Medicine, and examines all the things we can do to keep our Zoomer bodies in peak condition.

EPISODE 7: Travel to Spain with Carmen
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In this episode, join host Carmen Ruiz y Laza as she looks back on her pre-Covid travel to Spain.

EPISODE 6: Eating Out, Shopping, and COVID
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On this episode, Carmen and her guests look at how COVID-19 has changed Eating Out and Shopping for us all.

EPISODE 5: Staying Positive
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On this episode, host Carmen Ruiz y Laza explores how to stay positive during COVID. The benefits of music, community, and faith.

EPISODE 4: Travel with Carmen Through Europe
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In this special travel episode, host Carmen Ruiz y Laza looks back on explorations in pre-COVID Turkey and Greece. Stops include Istanbul, Ephesus, and the island of Lemnos.

EPISODE 3: Zoomer Health
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On this episode of CARPe diem, Carmen and her guests talk about Zoomer Health: all the things we can do to stay healthy as we age.

EPISODE 2: Zoomer Lifestyle
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Exercise…Yoga…Sex…. it’s all about being active. Join Carmen Ruiz y Laza as she takes an in-depth look into the Zoomer Lifestyle

EPISODE 1: Eating Healthy
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Carmen Ruiz y Laza and her guests take an informative look at eating healthy in the Season Three premier episode.
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