10 fun activities while in self-isolation

We know loneliness can be a risk factor for a variety of health concerns for older adults. However, in the age of Coronavirus precautions, adhering to self-isolation guidelines can be paramount to maintaining one’s health. The truth is, self-isolation can be boring. As the old saying goes, “a watched pot never boils”.  Staring at the …

Senior living myths debunked: “I’ll lose my independence.”

Making the move to a retirement living community can be a big decision. It’s important to research your options and ask questions that will help you understand which community is right for you or a loved one. Over the coming months, we will be discussing a number of longstanding myths that exist around senior living …

Retirement living: What does it cost?

Can I afford retirement living? The truth is, there’s no “one size fits all” answer to this commonly asked question. Many people experience “sticker shock” when they first hear the cost of retirement living. For many, it’s hard to comprehend paying a monthly fee when you have worked so hard to become mortgage-free. Often, people …

Managing mental health at Christmas

Prioritizing your mental health should be important all-year-round. However, the days leading up to Christmas can be extra stressful. The season brings with it a number of added responsibilities and expectations tacked onto existing daily routines; many of which can be emotionally and financially draining. With this, you may have to consider putting some self-care …

Safeguarding your home before winter travel

As winter approaches, many of us wish to avoid the blustering snow and freezing temperatures. For many Canadian retirees, that means flying south of the border. Hot-spots include places like the Sun Belt of the United States, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean for winter travel. Now, if you’re planning to be away the entire …

How senior 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 …

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 …

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 …

Cost of Living Comparison
Seasons: More affordable than you think

The move to a retirement community is an important decision. It helps to understand not just the monthly fees and what they include, but also how those costs compare to what you are currently paying at home. The infographic below illustrates how the monthly fee at a Seasons Retirement community covers typical home-ownership responsibilities and …

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 …