Healthcare careers in retirement versus hospitals

Why Consider Nursing 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 …

5 ways seniors can boost happiness and wellbeing

5 ways seniors can boost happiness in old age 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 …

The benefits of choosing a pet-friendly retirement residence

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 …

Keeping seniors healthy during flu season

Flu season is upon us.  In Canada, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue as late as May. Between 10% and 20% of the population will get the flu each year, with certain people experiencing higher risk complications or hospitalization, including, for example, those over 65 years old. Hospitalization, although sometimes …

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 …

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 …