Calculating Alberta’s Cost of Living

Cost is one of the main things to consider when searching for the perfect retirement community to meet you and your loved ones needs. There are many factors involved with the overall cost of a retirement community, including food and dining, costs of care and community maintenance. Yet, at Seasons Retirement Communities, all of these …

Calculating Ontario’s Cost of Living

When planning the move to a retirement community, cost is one of the main factors that people often consider. From food and dining to maintenance and accommodations themselves, there are a number of factors that go into the cost of moving to a retirement community. Below, we’ll take a look at how living at a …

Transferrable Skills for Working in the Retirement Sector

Working in the retirement sector can be a highly rewarding experience. If you’re a student, looking for a career change, or a mature worker, there are a wide range of jobs available. While certain roles require highly skilled individuals, other roles can be flexible to a variety of skillsets.  Even if you don’t have the …

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 …

How Seasons has Adapted for Resident and Staff Wellbeing

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 …

6 Fantastic Ways Seasons Shows How Much We Genuinely Care

While life may look a little different these days, Seasons team members are working hard to ensure our residents are safe, cared for, and having fun. We have engaged our residents in feel-good charitable initiatives, such as donating to food local banks. We make sure residents feel connected to their loved ones between in-person visits, through …

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 …

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 …