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 discuss retirement living options

When is the right time to move to a retirement community? How should I discuss this with my parent?  These are commonly asked questions. We’ve found that there’s no magic age or time in someone’s life. Everyone has different needs and preferences for how they want to live as they get older. It can be …

5 home winterization tips for seniors

As the temperature drops and winter fully emerges, we’re naturally inclined to spend more time indoors. Ensuring that your home is winter ready is an important step to take in order to stay safe and warm during the cold winter season. If you know an older adult, whether they are a neighbor or a family …

Beating the holiday blues

The holiday season is a time to spread cheer, visit family and celebrate all life has to offer. While the holidays are a time for celebration, it can also be a time of added stress for many of us and especially for seniors. According to HealthInAging.org, the holidays can be a source of sadness for …

Fall prevention tips

Anyone can fall. But as we age, our risk of falling increases. Falls are the leading cause of injuries among Canadians 65 years and over. They account for 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations, making this the leading cause of injury-related admissions for seniors. The average Canadian senior had to stay in hospital 10 days longer …

Together we remember our Veterans

Seasons is proudly home to many Veterans. We honour those who served our country during times of war, dispute and peace. Together, we remember their important stories so the legacy of our Veterans may live on forever. Supporting Royal Canadian Legions We created the Pennies for Poppies campaign to honour the Veterans who live at …

Walking and healthy aging

Walking is one of the oldest, most well-known forms of exercise. Our earliest ancestors used to walk thousands of kilometers to find food and water. People used to walk as a means of survival, rather than for leisure. Evidence suggests walking correlates to healthy aging. As technology progresses, our North American society is generally becoming …

The benefits of volunteering for seniors

When you volunteer, you discover that the most important things you have to offer are not things at all. As a result, you begin to realize that your time, presence and attention are great resources. Undoubtedly, seniors make up a large percentage of volunteers and are a staple to community groups and organizations. With this in …

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

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 …