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 …

Retirement living: What does it cost?

Can I afford retirement living? The truth is, there’s no “one size fits all” answer to this commonly asked question. Many people experience “sticker shock” when they first hear the cost of retirement living. For many, it’s hard to comprehend paying a monthly fee when you have worked so hard to become mortgage-free. Often, people …

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 …

Safeguarding your home before winter travel

As winter approaches, many of us wish to avoid the blustering snow and freezing temperatures. For many Canadian retirees, that means flying south of the border. Hot-spots include places like the Sun Belt of the United States, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean for winter travel. Now, if you’re planning to be away the entire …

Is it age-related memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease?

According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, as of today, there are over half a million Canadians living with dementia, plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. By 2031, that number is expected to rise to 937,000, an increase of 66 percent. It starts with education and awareness. The month of September serves as an …

How music serves as medicine for the mind

In life, certain songs remain with us, often jogging a memory, feeling, or sensation that returns at the sound of a familiar tune. For seniors, this experience doesn’t diminish in time, it grows. Listening to and playing music can actually increase the quality of life for older adults. Music has the power to reduce stress, increase …

Signs of Change

When is the right time to move to a retirement residence? At Seasons, we often hear “I wish I had made this decision sooner!” Take a look at this infographic and ask yourself some of these questions the next time you pay your loved one a visit. If you notice any of these or other …

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 …

Seasons: Think of us as home

Seasons has launched a new animated campaign entitled “Think Of Us As Home”.  Animation is an exciting medium that has not yet been tested in the Canadian seniors housing market.   Why animation? There are a lot of reasons why animation is an appealing medium for storytelling.  As outlined in the article by GraphicMama, cartoon …