Category Archives: Senior Living

Benefits of Community Living in Winter

Benefits of Community Living in the Winter Canadians especially are no strangers to winter weather. However, for seniors, the harsh conditions of winter can make it difficult to stay active and go about their normal routines. High snow accumulations, icy conditions and frigid temperatures can put seniors at a higher risk for potentially debilitating falls,…

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Fall Festivals in Ottawa

The weather is starting to cool, the leaves are being to change colours and it seems pumpkins are suddenly popping up everywhere. That can only mean one thing—fall is here! While the warm weather of summer is always welcome after a cold winter, many Ottawa seniors are excited to get out and enjoy the crisp…

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5 Things Dementia Caregivers Should Know

According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, nearly half a million people in Canada are living with some form of dementia, with approximately 25,000 new cases diagnosed each year. A diagnosis of dementia brings a whirlwind of emotions for both patients and their caregivers. And while caring for a family member or loved one who…

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Dealing with a Dementia Diagnosis

A diagnosis of dementia can be difficult to accept. However, this is the reality for nearly one in every 10 seniors over the age of 65. Dementia is not a specific disease, but an umbrella term for several conditions that impact memory and cognitive abilities, including Alzheimer’s disease, which effects over 700,000 people in Canada…

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Benefits of Moving to Assisted Living

How Life Improves after Moving to an Assisted Living Community Many seniors fear losing their independence as they age. It’s understandable then that your aging parent or loved one may be hesitant when they hear the phrase “assisted living.” Unfortunately, far too many seniors have the misconception that “assisted” equals a lack of independence. However,…

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring is known as the season of fresh starts. It’s no wonder that for many, spring cleaning is a yearly tradition. While doing chores may not sound very exciting, spring cleaning actually has many benefits. In fact, a clean home can help reduce allergies, increase happiness, and improve concentration. As the weather turns warmer, take…

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