Memory Care at Seasons Retirement Communities

At Seasons, our dedicated team is always looking for new ways to improve the lives of our residents. As the Canadian population ages, experts suggest that an increasing number of seniors and their families will be affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, over 500,000 are Canadians living with …

Seasons team member first to get COVID-19 vaccine 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 …

Technology that helps connect us with loved ones

As we move into what looks to be the second wave of COVID-19, staying apart for the wellbeing of our loved ones will again become imperative. But social distancing does not mean isolation. Technology has become a smart and easy way for us to stay connected. While no technology takes the place of in-person human …

Internet safety tips for seniors

Canadian seniors, aged 65 and older, represent the fastest growing group of internet users. Internet awareness and security are becoming increasingly important topics to discuss, with 70 percent of these users going online every day. The statistics tell us that $10-million is lost every year by Canadian seniors in online scams. This is in proportion …

Seniors and technology: Which tablet is best?

This is one of the toughest questions to answer because nobody likes to hear “It depends.” Most tablets fall into one of three categories: iOS (Apple), Android or Windows. While there are many technical differences between these platforms they can all be used for the same things. In order for me to answer this question, …

Canadian seniors and the internet

As you might guess, there’s a generational gap as far as surfing the web goes. The good news is, it seems to be shrinking. In the 2000s, Canadian seniors greatly increased their Internet usage. According to a 2010 Statistics Canada study, 29% of people age 75 and over and 60% of those 65 to 74 …