There is a lot to consider when determining what retirement living option is best for your loved one.  We have created some tools and blog articles to assist you while researching next steps.  

Fall prevention in winter months

The holidays should be a time of cheer and celebration. Unfortunately, the winter months have proven themselves to be dangerous for Canadian seniors. Older adults are nine times more likely to be hurt in a fall leading to hospitalization over others, chances increasing even more so in colder weather. Slick ice, blustering snow, and below-freezing …

Honouring Veterans at Seasons

On Remembrance Day, it is important for Canadians to honour the brave soldiers who died in the line of duty, and to thank all veterans and active servicemen and women for their contributions to our freedom. At Seasons, we are proud that many veterans choose to call us home. Throughout Veterans’ Week, observed November 5 …

Snowbird’s guide to safeguarding home before winter travel

As winter approaches, many of us wish to avoid the blustering snow and freezing temperatures. For many Canadian retirees, that means flying south of the border. Hot-spots include places like the Sun Belt of the United States, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. Now, if you’re planning to be away the entire season, it’s important …

Benefits of joining an indoor walking club for seniors

October brings with it stunning fall colours, crisp cool air, and beautiful views when out walking. However, as the weather continues to grow colder, alternative options such as indoor walking tracks and mall-walking may become more suitable. Usually done in groups, these walking activities are not only fun but have many added benefits for older …

Why older pets make great companions for older adults

Adopting a pet can be a rewarding experience: You bring home a loyal companion, and they are welcomed into a place where they will be well-taken-care-of and loved. For seniors, there are also many other health benefits of owning a pet. Often, older animals in shelters and adoption centers wait longer to find their forever home. Most …

Is it age-related memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease?

According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, as of today, there are over half a million Canadians living with dementia, plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. By 2031, that number is expected to rise to 937,000, an increase of 66 percent. It starts with education and awareness. The month of September serves as an …

How music can serve as mind’s medicine

In life, certain songs remain with us, often jogging a memory, feeling, or sensation that returns at the sound of a familiar tune. For seniors, this experience doesn’t diminish in time, it grows. Listening to and playing music can actually increase the quality of life for older adults. Music has the power to reduce stress, increase …

Outdoor activities for seniors our residents love

Heading outdoors in the summer to take in the fresh air and sunshine can be a fun and energizing way to get some exercise, spend some quality time with loved ones, or perhaps discover a new pastime. This is especially true now that fall is just around the corner! 1. Gardening Every year, our resident …

Together we ‘can’ make a difference

Living with hunger can mean you don’t always know where your next meal is going to come from. For an increasing number of seniors, this is an alarming situation that is happening more frequently. Many must choose between eating regular meals or paying for basic expenses, like rent or electricity. What the findings tell us. …

Signs of Change

When is the right time to move to a retirement residence? At Seasons, we often hear “I wish I had made this decision sooner!” Take a look at this infographic and ask yourself some of these questions the next time you pay your loved one a visit. If you notice any of these or other …