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 Whatever 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 …

We Are Ready for You at Seasons

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 …

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: Safety By The Numbers

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 …

How Seasons Residents are Staying Connected, Engaged Amid COVID-19

According to Psychology Today, feeling socially connected to others can strengthen our immune system, help us recover from disease faster, and may even lengthen our life. People who feel more connected to others also have lower rates of anxiety and depression. At Seasons, we understand that this time spent apart from our loved ones continues to …

Seasons Donates $40K to Food Banks Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Easter holiday weekend is normally a time to get together with loved ones over a delicious meal. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic this year, gatherings were limited to immediate family members. If you are living in a single-person household, this meant your time would be spent alone. While this continued effort to practice social distancing …

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 …

Caring Through COVID-19: 7 Ways to Connect with Older Loved Ones

Please note: This article has been updated with new information on best practices related to COVID-19. Staying away from an elderly loved one may actually be the best way to show them that you care right now. We know that it will take a collective effort to minimize the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  There is …