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A Word from the Premier

Jean Charest

Félicitations à toute l’équipe du Senior Times à l’occasion de ce 25e anniversaire, qui témoigne de la présence et du dynamisme de la communauté anglophone du Québec, ainsi que de sa contribution au développement de notre société.

Bravo et longue vie au Senior Times!

Congratulations to the members of The Senior Times team on the occasion of this 25th anniversary, reflecting the presence and vitality of the Anglophone community in the Province of Quebec and its contribution to the development of our society.

Bravo and long live The Senior Times!

A warm and heartfelt congratulations to the dynamic staff of The Senior Times!

25 years of dedication to the West End community is an accomplishment to be proud of! Through its professional journalism, The Senior Times makes sure that our elders’ voices continue to resound in the public sphere.

Keep up the good work!

Kathleen Weil

MNA for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

To everyone who contributes to the success of The Senior Times, my sincere congratulations on this 25th anniversary.

Pierre Arcand

MNA for Mont-Royal

I would like to congratulate The Senior Times on 25 years of service. Over the years you have done a fantastic job connecting seniors throughout Montreal.

Geoffrey Kelley

MNA for Jacques-Cartier

It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest greetings to The Senior Times on the occasion of the newspaper’s 25th anniversary.

This special milestone offers us a chance to reflect upon their numerous achievements and to look to their future with confidence. The Senior Times has become a popular source of information on issues and events of interest in and around the community.

I would like to commend everyone involved in the production of the newspaper for their commitment and time.

Please accept my best wishes for continued success in the years to come!

Lawrence S. Bergman

MNA for D’Arcy-McGee

On behalf of Rothenberg Capital Management I would like to congratulate The Senior Times on their 25th anniversary. Your newspaper and excellent reporting have contributed greatly to the senior community in Montreal.

We wish continued success to your team in the years ahead.

Happy Silver anniversary.

Helen Corrigan

The Senior Times has been appreciated over the years in our house. It has a way of being direct, informative and bringing seniors up to date with issues concerning us.

I believe I was on the cover page for one early issue when the Golden Age arranged large meetings in Montreal for NGOs serving seniors; before commercialism took over. Barbara Moser did the interview at her office.

Keep up the work and congratulations.

Evelyn McOuat

The Montclair Residence would like to congratulate The Senior Times for their success over the past 25 years.

Thank you and keep up the good work!

Vicky Stewart

Happy 25th anniversary to the entire team of The Senior Times newspaper. Our best wishes for the next 25 years!

Guy Ouellette

MNA for Chomedey

I would like to extend my congratulations and best wishes to The Senior Times on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary.

I wish to thank The Senior Times for its continuous contribution to community life in the West Island. May you have many more years of success and prosperity.

Pierre Marsan

MNA for Robert-Baldwin

I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to every member of The Senior Times team for 25 years of providing outstanding service to our community.

Senior citizens are a vital part of our community and will only become more important in the coming years.

The Senior Times helps provide a voice for our seniors and informs readers about their concerns and realities.  

My staff and I frequently consult your publication to help us in our work serving the constituents of Westmount-Ville-Marie. I wish you many more years of continued success.

Marc Garneau

MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie

I am delighted to extend my best wishes to The Senior Times on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

It is a well-known fact that we live longer than we used to. A paper such as The Senior Times fills a real need in addressing the issues of concern of a growing segment of the population.

Being a “senior” myself, I appreciate The Senior Times and the excellent work it has done over the past quarter-century.

All my congratulations to the team, and many happy returns to The Senior Times!

Irwin Cotler

P.C., O.C., M.P. Mount Royal

Please accept my most sincere greetings and my congratulations on your 25th anniversary.

Raymond Bachand

MNA for Outremont

As Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent – Cartierville, it gives me great pleasure to extend my very best wishes on the 25th anniversary of the publication of The Senior Times.

In the face of today’s unique challenges and pressures which seniors must face, The Senior Times is instrumental in keeping its readers informed as well as entertained. Your publication has become a vital part of the community and continues to connect people with the world around them.

You have reason to be proud and I commend all those involved in the publication of The Senior Times for their efforts, passion and commitment to issues that are so important to seniors in our communities.

Congratulations to all of you and may you continue spreading the news for many years to come.

Stéphane Dion

MP for St-Laurent–Cartierville

Twenty-three years ago we had our first contact. I took pictures for you and you wrote an article about me, and a wonderful relationship began. Some of my stories were published as well as many of my photos – even cover pictures.

I am always fascinated by your articles, excellent layouts, colour printing, and travel articles in particular.

Best wishes to The Senior Times for a very Happy 25th Anniversary and many more to come!

Ara Avedissian

Barbara, 25 years is a long journey in the life of a newspaper but you and your staff have pulled it off admirably. Month after month, we have experienced life through the penmanship of your authors.

Through your articles we learn life’s lessons and are made aware of injustices to humankind and animals.

We travel the world with Barbara, Irwin, Molly, and sometimes Amy as well as Sandra Phillips and Stan Posner.

Stories by Mark Medicoff reveal ordinary people who do extraordinary things. We sample tasty food, “sans calories,” in great restaurants for which Montreal is known and discover recipes from Barry Lazar and Hayley Juhl.

We experience sadness and resourcefulness through the hearts and minds of those who work with the needy.

We are counselled by Joyce Blond Frank, Bonnie Sandler and Deborah Leahy and we learn life lessons through courses at educational facilities, political reasoning from Neil McKenty and about community events from Kristine Berey and Irwin Block. We are entertained by Howard Richler and Juan Rodriguez. Other wonderful articles complete the paper.

It's great to be part of The Senior Times family.

Natalie and Adrian Bercovici

Generations Foundation

Congratulations to The Senior Times newspaper on its 25th birthday.

Recently, the Cummings Centre celebrated its special anniversary and we know it is a time to reflect upon the most memorable years and to look forward to an even more exciting future. We take pride in sharing the joy and pleasure that The Senior Times is experiencing in marking this important milestone.

Best wishes and continued coverage of the 50-plus community in Montreal.

Barbara Solomon, President

Cummings Centre

Barbara plucked me out of retirement and here I am, 18 years later and loving every moment of it. I would like to thank you, Barbara, for your inspiration in making this the most fulfilling time of my life, meeting friends in politics, industry, in all walks of life. I wish you only success in the future.

With love, Shirley Cohen

Returning to Montreal after living in Israel for 35 years, where I worked as a writer and copy editor, I found myself thrust into the precarious world of the unemployed.

My daughter, Sharonne, began teaching English at Dawson, where she met Barbara. Sharonne mentioned to her that I was looking for work, and asked if she had an opening for a copy editor at The Senior Times. Barbara suggested that she and I get together, and we met over coffee to discuss the possibility.

She was very candid—she’d be happy to have me work as a copy editor; however, she also needed someone in advertising, and I’d be required to work in both capacities.

To be honest, it was very daunting. This advertising proposition meant working in a field completely foreign to me. What if I didn’t succeed? But at the same time, it was a rather exciting prospect.

Barbara gave me such valuable advice and guidelines. Through the initial days and weeks, she was a constant source of encouragement.

I’ve been working in advertising at The Senior Times for almost eight years. It all began over a cup of coffee. Barbara offered me a challenge that day to learn a new skill, and I’m so glad I took it.

Sandra Schachter

The first time I wrote to “letters to the editor” was in 1992, regarding an article about loving and age.

I wrote that as a private citizen. I have written articles as Founder and Executive Director of Share the Warmth and now, recently retired and excited about all the possibilities that await me, I once again am writing to The Senior Times. Barbara not only puts her heart and soul into the paper, she puts it into her journalism students at Dawson and her other involvements.

The Senior Times has been a beacon. It is guided by a very bright light. It lifts hearts and minds, stirs the curiosity of readers and informs us on an extensive range of topics. Thanks to the staff and advertisers for their commitment to the community.

Judy Stevens

Birthday greetings, most sincere

I wish you all only the best

You are the greatest senior monthly,

east or west

You educate and inform

What a wonderful service

you do perform

You’ve been in print since 1986

Covering everything from culture and health to politics

A paper appealing to every generation

An exceptionally wonderful publication

To all of you at the Times,

I send a giant Kudo

With your help the senior community continues to learn and grow.

Sharon Miller

My heartiest congratulations to the entire staff of The Senior Times. Your newspaper has loyally contributed in every sense of the word serving the Senior Community and in making The Senior Times the best newspaper for the past 25 years.

We at G. Barbieri Audioprothésiste wish to extend our best wishes for a continued success. Keep up the good work!

G. Barbieri

Barbara Moser has more energy in her pinky than I have in my whole body! I was fortunate enough to come aboard The Senior Times a month after its inception. Every month, Barbara and I lovingly and painstakingly put out what we called our baby. We ran from our office in N.D.G. to Studio Apostrophe on St. Hubert.

We worked with Brian Topp, who is now running for NDP leadership.

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since those days. I have seen staff come and go, myself included.

I have the pleasure and honour of working with some of the finest people and I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge The Senior Times staff with Barbara at the helm, leading us all to newspaper immortality!

I extend the happiest and heartiest wishes to Barbara on this momentous occasion of The Senior Times’ 25th anniversary! May we celebrate many more!

Jacquie Soloway-Cons

Best wishes and congratulations to Barbara Moser, on this very special occasion. I’ve known Barbara and her children, Amy and Molly, since they were very young.

Barbara has created a great newspaper that meets the needs of the seniors of Montreal and a great team who have helped her to bring The Senior Times to the excellent level it has reached today.

Dr. Harold Bergman




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