Seasons donates $40K to food banks amid COVID-19 crisis

The Easter holiday weekend is normally a time to get together with loved ones over a delicious meal. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic this year, gatherings were limited to immediate family members. If you are living in a single-person household, this meant your time would be spent alone. While this continued effort to practice social distancing …

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 …

Senior living myths debunked: “I’ll lose my 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Benefits of joining an indoor walking club for seniors

October brings with it stunning fall colours, crisp cool air, and beautiful views when out walking. However, as the weather continues to grow colder, alternative options such as indoor walking tracks and mall-walking may become more suitable. Usually done in groups, these walking activities are not only fun but have many added benefits for older …

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 …