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.  

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 …

Music: A powerful medicine for the mind

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 …

Health risks and tips for senior men

It should be no surprise that as we age, our bodies change. Some of the best ways to ease the process of aging are to remain educated, make health and wellness a priority, and understand that treating your body right is imperative to combat common health risks for older adults. It’s never too late to …

Seasons: Think of us as home

Seasons has launched a new animated campaign entitled “Think Of Us As Home”.  Animation is an exciting medium that has not yet been tested in the Canadian seniors housing market.   Why animation? There are a lot of reasons why animation is an appealing medium for storytelling.  As outlined in the article by GraphicMama, cartoon …

Seasons names 2019 Remarkable Resident

At Seasons, we believe it’s important to connect with the individuals who choose to call us home. The purpose of the Seasons Celebrates Remarkable Residents program is to highlight and celebrate achievements made throughout one’s lifetime. Contestants are asked to demonstrate one, or a combination of significant achievement within their life, having made important contributions …

5 simple and safe exercises for older adults

It’s important to stay active at any age. For seniors, it’s proven to lead to improved healing and function, prevention of disease and chronic conditions, increased balance and stability, and improved quality of life. Regular exercise can decrease feelings of depression, and improve overall mood and cognitive function. The key is to find a workout that …