8 Reasons Retirement Living is Still a Good Idea

Making the move to a retirement living community is a big decision during the best of times. You might be asking yourself if now is the right time for you or your loved one to make the move. The truth is, the need for a supportive lifestyle doesn’t change just because there is a global …

Seasons Team Member First to Get Vaccinated in Windsor

Krystal Meloche knew that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of seniors when she applied to work with us at Seasons Belle River Retirement Community. After her father and sister contracted COVID-19 from her mother who was an asymptomatic carrier, her father was placed on a ventilator and sadly succumbed to the …

How to Celebrate a Distanced Christmas with Loved Ones

It’s guaranteed the holidays are going to be different this year. While it’s strongly recommended that we spend Christmas with the people in our immediate household to reduce the further spread of COVID-19, we can still find fun and meaningful ways to celebrate with those we love from a distance. Many people are choosing to …

COVID, Cold or Flu: How to Keep Yourself and Others Safe

Before COVID-19, the flu and other viruses put seniors at risk. This is once again the case as we enter this year’s flu season, especially for seniors living with respiratory ailments. For this reason, Seasons team members are trained and skilled at successful infection control. Staying well-informed can have a significant impact on how we …

Seasons Retirement Communities: We Are Ready For Whatever The Future Holds!

It had been a solid three months of zero cases of COVID-19 in our retirement communities when we got the dreaded news; we had a single case at our Seasons Owen Sound.  Knowing we were prepared for such a situation, our team quickly sprang into action.  The good news is, the resident quickly recovered and …

How to Promote Brain Health Ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. With it comes many ways to get involved and show support for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. By definition, “dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life,” according to …

How Seasons has Adapted for Resident and Staff Wellbeing

At Seasons, we understand that making the move to a retirement living community is an important decision, especially right now. We want you to know that Seasons has adapted and changed with staff and resident wellbeing in mind. From providing incentives to make our staff know how much they are appreciated to the number of …

Mental Health Online Resources for Older Adults

Caring for our mental health is equally as important as monitoring our physical health. This is especially relevant during a stressful period such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to Col Helen Wright, Director Mental Health, Canadian Forces Health Services Group, “it’s normal to feel sad, distressed, worried, confused, scared, or angry when experiencing a …

Retirement Residences: Safety By The Numbers

Retirement residences and long-term care (LTC) homes are often considered to be the same thing. This misconception has been perpetuated by discussions about the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it disproportionately affects the elderly population around the world. Retirement residences vs. Long-term care The truth is, LTC homes and retirement residences offer different services and in …

How Seasons Residents are Staying Connected, Engaged Amid COVID-19

According to Psychology Today, feeling socially connected to others can strengthen our immune system, help us recover from disease faster, and may even lengthen our life. People who feel more connected to others also have lower rates of anxiety and depression. At Seasons, we understand that this time spent apart from our loved ones continues to …