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.  

How to support your local food banks this summer

Nutritious eating is a key component of healthy aging and 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 who have made differences in their communities …

Nursing in retirement communities versus hospitals

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 indoor plants to add to your living space

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 …

How to make spring cleaning a breeze

The long winter months make it hard to find the motivation to do a deep clean of your home. Once spring finally arrives, days are longer and the air is fresher. The spring season is the perfect time to revive your living space by doing some cleaning. The following five tips will make the process …

5 ways seniors can boost happiness

Despite society’s obsession with youth, countless studies show that seniors are generally happier and more satisfied with their lives compared to younger adults. Seniors in their 80’s and 90’s experienced unimaginable hardships during their lifetimes such as WWII and the Great Depression, yet they are able to maintain a positive outlook on life. Barbara Kipp, …

Taking the lead: How women at Seasons achieve success

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Seasons asks three influential women – Jessica Poling, Senior Director of Employee Services, Danielle Stevenson, Senior Regional Director of Guest Services and Allison Stapleton, General Manager of Seasons Welland – about their successes, challenges and advice for future female leaders. A little about them… Jessica Poling: Has a background in …

The top 5 reasons to choose a culinary career in the retirement sector

Graduates of professional culinary programs are quick to begin a career in a restaurant setting. The fast-paced environment and the pressure to prepare top-notch dishes attract young, skilled and thriving graduates entering the dining services sector. The downside of this route is that restaurant chefs may not have a set schedule and may be required …

Seasons Royal Oak Village celebrates the adoption of Molly, the new resident dog

Seasons vision statement is “Connect. Care. Change.” We believe that when we take time to connect with our residents and show that we genuinely care, we can affect positive change in their lives. Our company is successful because our team members embrace this philosophy and bring it to life in our homes. Team members at …

Celebrity Chefs Michael & Anna Olson serve Seasons a slice of inspiration

At Seasons, we understand how important it is to serve quality food that our residents love to eat. To further demonstrate this commitment, Seasons is partnering with celebrity chefs Michael and Anna Olson. Since 2001 Michael has been a Chef Professor at Niagara College’s Canadian Food & Wine Institute. Anna, Canada’s baking sweetheart, hosts three …