• 26 September 2023

    World Alzheimer’s Month: Reduce your risk with these 6 tips

    September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time when globally, campaigns aim to increase awareness of dementia and educate people about the associated risk factors. Dementia is a growing public health concern worldwide, with Alzheimer's disease being the most common form. This year’s global theme, “Never too early, never too late,” is centred around key risk factors and risk reduction, emphasizing their crucial role in delaying and potentially preventing the onset of dementia.
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  • 20 September 2023

    Five fall activities that will boost your mood and well-being

    As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisper, fall offers a unique and beautiful backdrop for outdoor and indoor activities. For older adults, this season provides an excellent opportunity to stay active, engage with nature, and embrace the spirit of autumn. We’ve compiled five fall activities that can help boost your well-being while enjoying the change of the seasons.
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  • 13 September 2023

    Embracing the benefits of technology

    Embracing technology can greatly enrich our lives by keeping us connected, mentally engaged, and informed. With a willingness to learn, patience, and support from family and community resources, older adults can confidently navigate the digital world.
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  • 6 September 2023

    Shedding light on prostate cancer: September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    Every year, September is designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time when individuals, communities, and organizations come together to raise awareness about this prevalent yet often misunderstood disease. In Canada, it is estimated that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.We'll delve into the significance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and why it's crucial to spread awareness.
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  • 30 August 2023

    Managing arthritis and reducing symptoms

    There are many ways to manage arthritis, reduce symptoms, and improve mobility. Self-management strategies often involve weight management, heat and cold therapies, and therapeutic exercises. Assistive devices, medication and surgery may also be used depending on the type and severity of arthritis.
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  • 23 August 2023

    Exploring your creative passions

    As we age, it's easy to assume that our adventurous days of exploring new passions and hobbies are behind us. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, embracing creative passions in your older years can be a gateway to newfound fulfillment. Here are three benefits associated with exploring the activities, new and old.
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  • 16 August 2023

    Embracing aging: Six ways to thrive

    As the years gracefully unfold, so do the opportunities for older adults to lead fulfilling lives. The golden years are a time to savour the joys of life, indulge in passions, and make new memories. Read on for six ways older adults can embrace getting older and thrive.
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  • 9 August 2023

    Navigating your finances: 3 tips for older adults

    As you get older, maintaining a stable and secure financial outlook becomes increasingly important. On average, Canadians are living longer, which means more financial resources and more careful management of those resources is necessary to ensure they last for as long as you need them to. Proper financial management can help you enjoy your retirement and ensure a comfortable future.
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  • 2 August 2023

    Green therapy: The health benefits of gardening

    As we age, engaging in meaningful activities that promote our physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being is crucial. Gardening has emerged as a strategy we can lean on. Beyond just a hobby, gardening can offer numerous health benefits for older adults.
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  • 26 July 2023

    Challenging ageism in the workplace: Embracing experience and diversity

    As our society evolves, so do our workplaces. Companies strive to create environments that celebrate diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. However, one form of discrimination that still lurks in the shadows is ageism. It is estimated that 6 in 10 Canadians over the age of 66 have experienced an episode of ageism in their lifetime. In this blog post, we will explore the negative impacts of ageism, shed light on its prevalence, and discuss ways to combat it to create a more inclusive and thriving work environment.
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  • 19 July 2023

    The importance of self-care: Nurturing our well-being as we age

    As we age, it becomes increasingly important to prioritize self-care to maintain optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Self-care isn't just a luxury but a necessity that allows older adults to lead happy and fulfilling lives. In this blog post, we explore its significance for older adults and four ways to incorporate more self-care into your daily routine.
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  • 12 July 2023

    Acupuncture for older adults: The healing touch?

    Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body to stimulate the flow of energy or “qi” and is most commonly used to treat pain. We explore more about acupuncture and its benefits in this post.
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  • 5 July 2023

    Fall prevention for older adults: Safeguarding independence and well-being

    July 5 was National Injury Prevention Day, focused on raising awareness of injuries that are predictable and preventable. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, hospitalizations, emergency department visits and disabilities in Canada? In this blog post, we explore four essential strategies for fall prevention.
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  • 28 June 2023

    The Importance of Vitamin D for Older Adults: A Key to Healthy Aging

    Vitamin D plays a vital role in promoting healthy aging for older adults. From supporting bone health to strengthening the immune system and reducing the risk of various diseases, this sunshine vitamin is a true asset.
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  • 19 June 2023

    Embrace the Summer: 5 Ways to Stay Active and Thrive

    Summer is a season of vibrancy and vitality, and older adults have many opportunities to stay active and thrive during this time. By taking daily walks, engaging in water activities, exploring gardening, attending senior-friendly fitness classes, and organizing outdoor group activities, older adults can embrace the season while reaping the physical, mental, and social benefits of an active lifestyle.
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  • 14 June 2023

    Shedding light on elder abuse to protect our most vulnerable

    June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day. It is an official United Nations International Day that acknowledges the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue and aims to raise awareness. As a society, we are responsible for caring for and protecting the most vulnerable. Unfortunately, elder abuse often goes unnoticed or unaddressed. We explore what constitutes abuse, the various forms it can take, and the crucial steps we must take to prevent and address it.
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  • 7 June 2023

    Canadian Men’s Health Month: 6 Ways to Nurture Wellness at Every Age

    As men age, it becomes increasingly vital to prioritize their health and well-being. Aging is a natural part of life, but it doesn't mean our bodies must suffer. With the right lifestyle choices and proactive measures, men can enhance their quality of life, maintain vitality, and reduce the risk of age-related health concerns.
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  • 31 May 2023

    4 Key Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

    Incorporating regular exercise into the daily routine of older adults yields a wide array of benefits that enhance both physical and mental well-being. By embracing an active lifestyle, seniors can improve their quality of life, maintain independence, and truly enjoy the golden years. So, dust off your sneakers, stretch your muscles, and embark on a journey toward better health, happiness, and longevity.
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  • 24 May 2023

    Speech and Hearing Month: Our communication gateway

    Our ability to hear and speak allows us to communicate with others, which is integral to our emotional and social well-being. Issues with our hearing or speech that prohibit us from communicating can pose significant challenges, such as social isolation.
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  • 17 May 2023

    5 ways technology can help you age optimally

    The degree to which technology has embedded itself into our lives is becoming increasingly apparent, and the health space is no exception. We’ve rounded up a few tech-based strategies that may offer benefits and help you age optimally.
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