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.  

How pets help keep seniors healthy

The millions of cute animal photos and videos on the internet are a testament to humankind’s adoration of our four-legged friends.  Most pet owners would agree that their pets bring them enormous joy and that they consider their pet a legitimate member of their family. Benefits Another great aspect to pet ownership are the health …

15 tips to help your parents downsize

Less House, More Home. It can be difficult to help your aging parent downsize their cherished items. While you may not want to adopt the old furniture and antiques yourself, you don’t have the heart to tell mom or dad to throw it out.  You can relate to what your parents are experiencing: when someone …

5 ways seniors can stay social

We know that older adults often experience changes in physical health, but they also experience a change in their social roles (such as retirement or children having grown up) that can influence their opportunities for socializing with people.   This is important to note, as studies suggest that social activities may be particularly important for older …

Tips for a healthy heart

Heart disease is a significant threat to senior health.  An estimated 70,000 heart attacks occur each year in Canada.  That’s one heart attack every seven minutes. As a result, almost 16,000 Canadians die each year. In addition, strokes are the third leading cause of death in Canada; each year over 14,000 Canadians die from stroke.  …

Seniors and loneliness

Have you noticed a senior in your life becoming increasingly isolated?  Sometimes it can be a hard topic to discuss, as people may be too proud to admit how they are really feeling.  However, the conversation is important as loneliness can have a major impact on a senior’s health and well-being. Isolation and loneliness are …

Remembering our veterans

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” – George Canning We established the Seasons Celebrates program to highlight the remarkable lives of our residents and celebrate them.  Residents who wish to enter the contest answer questions about their lives, such as “what period of your life was most difficult and how did you …

100th Anniversary of WWI; remembering the “guns of August”

While most people look forward to the August long weekend as a time for resting, relaxing and enjoying the summer sun, the 2014 holiday weekend holds a somber place in history: it marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of WWI. In a recent interview on The National with Peter Mansbridge, Brian Stewart, journalist and …

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 …

Retirement residence objections: Getting to the root of “I’m not ready yet”

Change is difficult for many people. Despite burdensome home maintenance, poor eating habits, isolation or the worry about who to call in an emergency, some older adults respond negatively when family members broach the subject of retirement home living. To assist in the conversation, here are some of the most common objections and how Seasons …

Seniors and garden fatigue: Bridge the gap with a rental town home

We welcome the idea of spring with open arms, especially after a long brutal winter, but for some, the idea of readying the yard and garden can feel overwhelming. It takes a great deal of work to care and fertilize the lawn, prepare the flower beds, bring the patio furniture out from storage, clear or …