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The Importance of Family Involvement in Senior Living

Family involvement is important for everybody, but it can have a predominant impact on elderly adults who are considering senior living. Family is at the core of life's biggest moments, providing physical and emotional support. As seniors and elderly loved ones seek peace and comfort in their golden years, families are often relied on to…

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The Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors with Memory Loss

Memory disorders can severely impact the life of a senior, and it can be difficult for their loved ones as well. These diseases will progress over time and eventually lead to dementia, which makes it difficult for an individual to live an independent life. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 747,000 Canadians are living with…

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The Benefits of Intergenerational Programs for Seniors

The world has changed a lot in the past several decades. It has gone from families living very close-knit and talking or visiting regularly to more people than ever living independently and further away.  Moreover, technology has allowed us to connect with people worldwide and decreased the need for in-person connection. This has resulted in…

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The Benefits of Art Therapy in Canadian Senior Living

Seniors who participate in art therapy develop creative outlets that enhance their quality of life tenfold. Whether it's drawing, painting, crafting, or knitting, art is a form of therapy that helps build connections, both with self and others. Senior living is all about connection, self-discovery, improving mental and physical health, combating loneliness, and forging meaningful…

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Mindful Meditation is a Pathway to Mental Clarity for Seniors

When the mind can be observed without judgment, the quality of experience in everyday life gradually increases as self-awareness increases. The practice of mindful meditation helps seniors become more anchored into what is present and real for them instead of what has happened in the past.  Because the aging process brings on physical limitations, lifestyle…

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Mind-Body Connection: Yoga and Meditation for Seniors

Yoga, a practice that incorporates body movements, breathing, and meditation, can be particularly good for seniors who are seeking overall health and wellness. As individuals age, it can become more difficult to remain grounded, well-balanced, and in tune with one's inner being.  Through yoga and meditation practices, seniors can begin to experience the benefits of…

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Exploring Local Senior Clubs and Social Groups: Ontario Edition

There are a multitude of reasons why many senior individuals begin to isolate as they age. Lack of mobility, health concerns, hearing loss, social anxiety, and depression are all a few of the more common ones. Despite these setbacks, seniors are encouraged to participate in local senior clubs and social groups. From creating social opportunities…

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Exploring Canadian Nature Trails for Active Seniors

One of the most important things people can do as they age is to stay active. In fact, staying active can help seniors remain happier and healthier in many ways. Of course, staying active doesn’t mean the same thing for every person, as some people may not be able to engage in strenuous activities.  However,…

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Exploring 6 Senior-Friendly Cultural Events in Canada

It can be harder to stay as active and engaged with activities in senior years, but it certainly doesn’t have to stop entirely. In fact, seniors should commit to engaging in activities and attending events. Not only will it be fun, but it is essential for staying healthy as well. Some intense types of events…

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Enhancing Memory Care Through Therapeutic Activities

Alzheimer's and other dementia conditions can be hard to manage and accept. Moreover, these conditions are hard on both the affected individual and their family. The progression of these diseases often leads to the individual being unable to care for themselves and their daily responsibilities. On the bright side, those affected can still have a…

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