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 …

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 …

Mental health online resources for older adults

Caring for our mental health is equally as important as monitoring our physical health. This is especially relevant during a stressful period such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to Col Helen Wright, Director Mental Health, Canadian Forces Health Services Group, “it’s normal to feel sad, distressed, worried, confused, scared, or angry when experiencing a …

Senior living myths debunked: Loss of independence

Making the move to a retirement living community can be a big decision. It’s important to research your options and ask questions that will help you understand which community is right for you or a loved one. Over the coming months, we will be discussing a number of longstanding myths that exist around senior living …

Group exercise linked to health advantages

Getting the daily recommended amount of exercise can be difficult on your own. Whether you need a boost of encouragement or simply enjoy having someone to socialize with, having an exercise partner has become popular. A recent study found that 95 percent of people who started a new health and fitness routine with a friend …

2019 look-back: Seasons celebrates 10th Anniversary with Disney magic

When it came time to form the service culture behind Seasons, its leaders looked for an inspirational model and found it in Disney: an iconic company known for its excellent service. Seasons partnered with the Disney Institute for three years to learn their business principles and employee training methods. Since that time, Seasons has seen …

Managing mental health at Christmas

Prioritizing your mental health should be important all-year-round. However, the days leading up to Christmas can be extra stressful. The season brings with it a number of added responsibilities and expectations tacked onto existing daily routines; many of which can be emotionally and financially draining. With this, you may have to consider putting some self-care …

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 …

How senior pets make great companions for older adults

Adopting a pet can be a rewarding experience: You bring home a loyal companion, and they are welcomed into a place where they will be well-taken-care-of and loved. For seniors, there are also many other health benefits of owning a pet. Often, older animals in shelters and adoption centers wait longer to find their forever home. Most …

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 …