6 ways Seasons shows we 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: What the data tells us about safety

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 and engaged

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 …

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 …

How to safeguard your home before winter travelling

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 …

The Signs of Change

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 changes in your loved one’s routine, the team at Seasons can …