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.  

Calculating Ontario’s Cost of Living

When planning the move to a retirement community, cost is one of the main factors that people often consider. From food and dining to maintenance and accommodations themselves, there are a number of factors that go into the cost of moving to a retirement community. Below, we’ll take a look at how living at a …

Transferrable skills for working in the retirement sector

Working in the retirement sector can be a highly rewarding experience. If you’re a student, looking for a career change, or a mature worker, there are a wide range of jobs available. While certain roles require highly skilled individuals, other roles can be flexible to a variety of skillsets.  Even if you don’t have the …

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 …

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 …

Seasons Retirement Communities: We are ready for what 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 …

6 ways Seasons shows we care

While life may look a little different these days, Seasons team members are working hard to ensure our residents are safe, cared for, and having fun. We have engaged our residents in feel-good charitable initiatives, such as donating to food local banks. We make sure residents feel connected to their loved ones between in-person visits, through …

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: What the data tells us about safety

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 …