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.  

The importance of oral care for seniors

Oral care is about much more than just having an esthetically pleasing smile. Proper oral hygiene is important for maintaining a good quality of life, especially for seniors. The Canadian Dental Association states that poor oral health can directly impact a person’s quality of life. Factors such as infections, pain and missing teeth can influence the …

What no one tells you about working in retirement living

Students have many options after graduation.  While exploring post-secondary education or considering future employment, they often overlook the rewarding job opportunities existing in retirement living communities. Retirement living communities give students hands-on experience in these multiple service areas and offer internal career growth in an expanding sector. A typical retirement community is organized into different …

7 myths about seniors and sex debunked

Many societal attitudes about aging need to change. Among these attitudes are the ones we have towards sex and seniors. It’s time we stop cringing at the thought of our grandparents’ sex lives, put aside our ageist perceptions, and come to terms with the facts: Seniors are human beings and it’s completely natural and healthy …

A study shows how reading leads to longevity

Reading is a great way to stay sharp. A new study from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health shows that reading novels increases longevity by up to two years. The National Health and Retirement Study consisted of 3,635 people over 50 years of age. The results indicated that book readers lived longer than …

Memory Care the Seasons way: Learning to Embrace Today

The Seasons Memory Care philosophy is based on authentic relationships. Each of our highly trained service team members commits to “Embrace Today:” to approach the workday with a promise to do his or her best to make all interactions positive and meaningful, one moment at a time. Seasons fosters an unhurried environment where building genuine …

15 seniors give advice to their younger selves

Since 2012, we’ve hosted the annual Seasons Celebrates Remarkable Residents program. Every resident in Ontario and Alberta is encouraged to share their story by answering a series of five questions. The selection committee reads each entry and narrows the list down to three finalists. We film each finalist telling their life story and post the …

How to support your local food banks this summer

Nutritious eating is a key component of healthy aging. Yet many seniors don’t have access to fresh, wholesome foods every day. Research from the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal states that poor nutrition leads to serious health problems like diabetes, cancer and hypertension, especially in older adults. The HungerCount 2016 report from Food Banks Canada says …

Seasons celebrates Canadian seniors with 6th annual Remarkable Residents contest

*Updated*  Celebrity chefs Anna and Michael Olson announced the winner of the 2018 Remarkable Residents contest on June 13, 2018. The stories of all three finalists represent persistence, community spirit and remind us to never give up. This contest gave viewers the opportunity to show their support for Canadian seniors. They have all made differences in their …

Considering healthcare careers in retirement communities

Statistics Canada projects that by 2036, those aged 65 and older will account for one-quarter of the population. As Canadians live longer, their needs are evolving, which profoundly influences healthcare delivery networks across the country. Nurses provide the front-line health care for older adults in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes and …

The best plants for indoor living spaces

Even though spring has officially sprung, it’s still a bit too cold and damp to get your outdoor garden in full bloom. If you can’t resist putting your green thumb to use or you’re craving some green in your home, consider adding these indoor plants to your living space. Plant experts from www.gardeningknowhow.com share care …