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.  

15 seniors give advice to their younger selves

Since 2012, we’ve hosted the annual Seasons Celebrates Remarkable Residents program. Every resident in Ontario and Alberta is encouraged to share their story by answering a series of five questions. The selection committee reads each entry and narrows the list down to three finalists. We film each finalist telling their life story and post the …

How to support your local food banks this summer

Nutritious eating is a key component of healthy aging. Yet many seniors don’t have access to fresh, wholesome foods every day. Research from the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal states that poor nutrition leads to serious health problems like diabetes, cancer and hypertension, especially in older adults. The HungerCount 2016 report from Food Banks Canada says …

Seasons celebrates Canadian seniors with 6th annual Remarkable Residents contest

*Updated*  Celebrity chefs Anna and Michael Olson announced the winner of the 2018 Remarkable Residents contest on June 13, 2018. The stories of all three finalists represent persistence, community spirit and also remind us to never give up. This contest gave viewers the opportunity to show their support for Canadian seniors. In short, they have all made …

Considering healthcare careers in retirement communities

Statistics Canada projects that by 2036, those aged 65 and older will account for one-quarter of the population. As Canadians live longer, their needs are evolving, which profoundly influences healthcare delivery networks across the country. Nurses provide the front-line health care for older adults in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes and …

The best plants for indoor living spaces

Even though spring has officially sprung, it’s still a bit too cold and damp to get your outdoor garden in full bloom. If you can’t resist putting your green thumb to use or you’re craving some green in your home, consider adding these indoor plants to your living spaces. Plant experts from www.gardeningknowhow.com share care …

Spring cleaning tips for seniors

The long winter months make it hard to find the motivation to do a deep clean of your home. Once spring finally arrives, days are longer and the air is fresher. The spring season is the perfect time to revive your living space by doing some cleaning. The following five tips will make the spring …

5 ways seniors can boost happiness and well-being

Despite society’s obsession with youth, countless studies show that seniors are generally happier and more satisfied with their lives compared to younger adults. Seniors in their 80’s and 90’s experienced unimaginable hardships during their lifetimes such as WWII and the Great Depression, yet they show higher levels of happiness and well-being. Barbara, a finalist of the …

Taking the lead: How influential women at Seasons achieve success

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Seasons asks three influential women – Jessica Poling, Senior Director of Employee Services, Danielle Stevenson, Senior Regional Director of Guest Services and Allison Stapleton, General Manager of Seasons Welland – about their successes, challenges and advice for future female leaders. A little about them… Jessica Poling: Has a background in …

The top 5 reasons to choose a career in dining services

Graduates of professional culinary programs are quick to begin a career in a restaurant setting. The fast-paced environment and the pressure to prepare top-notch dishes attract young, skilled and thriving graduates entering the dining services sector. Many people are unaware of the opportunities awaiting them in the retirement living sector. Eli has worked as a cook …

Pets and Memory Care

Team members at Seasons Royal Oak Village showed outstanding commitment to living our vision while leading our resident, Dolores, through an important transition. Dolores formerly lived independently with her beloved 7-year-old Shih Tzu, Molly. As her care needs increased, Dolores and her family decided it was time to move her to Memory Care at Seasons …