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5 Tips to Enhance a Senior’s Holiday Experience

During the holiday season, Seniors may feel lonely or burdensome if they cannot contribute to or fully participate in the festivities like they used to. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to make their holidays brighter, no matter what they celebrate! Sit with them while opening their holiday cards. Although the sentiment […]

An Apple A Day

When I was a kid, I wondered what this saying meant “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – Why?   Then one day not so long ago, I came upon  this saying on a site, and thought it’s time to take a look at this. First the history – always interesting.  The history behind […]

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Sundowning or Seasonal Depression

Sundowning is a term used to describe a time of day that seniors with Dementia may experience mood changes.  This is more prevalent with a time change.  With the shorter days, and the fading light, symptoms may prevail.  During the longer days in Spring and Summer managing symptoms of sundowning and working with a senior […]

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Functional Fitness – Assisting Seniors at Home

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) is a term that health professionals use to describe an individual’s daily self-care activities. They use it as a measure of your functional status to assess how fit you are to stay in your home. There are six ADLs including bathing or showering, dressing, self-feeding, personal hygiene and grooming, toileting, […]

Coping with Arthritis

Arthritis is a common problem among older adults that can severely affect people’s quality of life. Many people coping with the pain and discomfort of Arthritis find it to be overwhelming. However, there are ways to effectively manage chronic arthritis pain. Becoming active and engaging in a regular exercise program is important for maintaining healthy […]

10 Reasons to Stay Fit For Life

“I’m too old to exercise and weight train” says my friend Adam.  At 78, he has all the more reason to engage in an exercise program.  Even if it is simply to maintain the function he currently has.  Current Canadian statistics are recording gradual increases in life expectancy with 80 years of age for males […]

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Aging in Place – Option or Challenge

More and more seniors are opting to age in place – stay in the home they know and love for many reasons.  Aging in place is by no means a new phenomenon.  Only a few generations ago, many families lived and died at home; families made way for grand dad to sit by the fire […]

Healthy Urinary Tract

Are you embarrassed by frequent visits to the bathroom? Don’t assume you are alone in dealing with this dilemma – far from it! If you are starting to carefully consider where and when you should be going out, or planning for long trips and avoiding certain activities, then this article is for you. First of […]

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It’s amazing the items left over when someone you love passes. My mum passed away on her birthday this year. My dad is in an independent living home, having moved only 3 weeks prior to her death. The house they lived in sold and was closing at the end of July. So much to do […]

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Functional Fitness for Seniors

Functional Fitness – Assisting Seniors at Home Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a term health professionals use to describe an individual’s daily self-care activities. They use it as a measure of your functional status to assess how fit you are to stay in your home. There are six ADLs including bathing or showering, dressing, […]