Superfoods for better health

As the pandemic continues, people are looking for new ways to stay healthy and keep their immune systems strong. Eating right can help us look and feel our best. For older adults, several superfoods are said to promote better health. 1. Apples Apples are an excellent source of soluble fibre. They’re rich in potassium, vitamin …

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 …

Fall prevention in winter months

The holidays should be a time of cheer and celebration. Unfortunately, the winter months have proven themselves to be dangerous for Canadian seniors. Older adults are nine times more likely to be hurt in a fall leading to hospitalization over others, chances increasing even more so in colder weather. Slick ice, blustering snow, and below-freezing …

5 fun outdoor activities for older adults

Heading outdoors in the summer to take in the fresh air and sunshine can be a fun and energizing way to get some exercise, spend some quality time with loved ones, or perhaps discover a new pastime. This is especially true now that fall is just around the corner! 1. Gardening Every year, our resident …

Health risks and tips for senior men

It should be no surprise that as we age, our bodies change. Some of the best ways to ease the process of aging are to remain educated, make health and wellness a priority, and understand that treating your body right is imperative to combat common health risks for older adults. It’s never too late to …

5 simple and safe exercises for older adults

It’s important to stay active at any age. For seniors, it’s proven to lead to improved healing and function, prevention of disease and chronic conditions, increased balance and stability, and improved quality of life. Regular exercise can decrease feelings of depression, and improve overall mood and cognitive function. The key is to find a workout that …

Heart health tips for seniors

The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation notes that nine in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke. What is heart disease? Heart disease refers to a group of conditions that affect the structure and functions of the heart and has many root causes. The good news is almost 80% …

Beating the holiday blues

The holiday season is a time to spread cheer, visit family and celebrate all life has to offer. While the holidays are a time for celebration, it can also be a time of added stress for many of us and especially for seniors. According to HealthInAging.org, the holidays can be a source of sadness for …

The importance of oral care for seniors

Oral care is about much more than just having an esthetically pleasing smile. Proper oral hygiene is important for maintaining a good quality of life, especially for seniors. The Canadian Dental Association states that poor oral health can directly impact a person’s quality of life. Factors such as infections, pain and missing teeth can influence the …

7 myths about seniors and sex

Many societal attitudes about aging need to change. Among these attitudes are the ones we have towards sex and seniors. It’s time we stop cringing at the thought of our grandparents’ sex lives, put aside our ageist perceptions, and come to terms with the facts: Seniors are human beings and it’s completely natural and healthy …