• 6 December 2023

    Embracing Connection: Using Technology to Stay Connected During the Holidays

    The holiday season is a time of joy, love, and togetherness. Holiday traditions bring about a sense of nostalgia and a yearning for the familiar warmth of family gatherings. But for many, being together in person during the holidays can be challenging. The good news is, in today's digital age, technology has become a powerful tool for bridging generational gaps and keeping loved ones connected, especially during the holiday season.
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  • 29 November 2023

    Embracing Winter: 4 Wellness Tips

    As winter blankets the world in a shimmering coat of snow and the days start to feel shorter, thanks to fewer daylight hours, many people begin to find it challenging to maintain their well-being. The colder temperatures and darker days can have an impact on both our physical and mental health. However, with a few simple adjustments and mindful practices, we all can navigate the winter season with grace and vitality. Read on for a few ways to make your health a priority as the seasons shift.
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  • 15 November 2023

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Canada, a time to bring awareness to the disease, risk factors, and prevention strategies. The risk of developing lung cancer increases with age, making it crucial for older adults to stay vigilant about their respiratory health. Factors such as a history of smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, and environmental pollutants can contribute to the development of lung cancer, underscoring the need for awareness and preventive measures.
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  • 8 November 2023

    Shining a Light on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Canada

    As November rolls around, it brings with it a significant opportunity to raise awareness and stand together against a pressing issue – domestic violence. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Canada is a vital reminder that this problem affects individuals of all ages, including older adults. It is estimated that between 4% and 10% of people over 65 live in situations of abuse and neglect, and that number is expected to rise as the number of older adults increases
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  • 1 November 2023

    Fall Prevention Month: How to lower your risk of falling

    Falls are a significant health concern for older adults, as they can lead to injuries, loss of independence, and a decline in overall quality of life. Falls Prevention Month, which takes place each November, is a crucial initiative to raise awareness about the importance of fall prevention strategies. It's an opportunity to take proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from the potential consequences of a fall.
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  • 25 October 2023

    Navigating cold and flu season: 3 tips to help keep you healthy

    As the leaves change colour and the air becomes crisper, autumn brings with it a reminder that cold and flu season is on the horizon. For older adults, staying healthy during this time is especially important. With a few evidence-based strategies, you can bolster your defences and minimize the risk of getting sick.
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  • 18 October 2023

    Embrace the chill: Staying active as winter approaches

    As the winter months approach, staying active doesn't have to be a daunting task. It's an opportunity to try new things, bond with others, and maintain your health and well-being. Embrace the chill, stay motivated, and keep moving through the winter – your body and mind will thank you.
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  • 11 October 2023

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Raising awareness to promote early detection

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when the world comes together to raise awareness about breast cancer, promote early detection, and support those affected by the disease. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women globally, and within Canada, it is the third most diagnosed cancer, accounting for 25% of all cancer diagnoses in females.
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  • 4 October 2023

    World Mental Health Day: Nurturing your well-being as you age

    Our mental well-being is as vital as our physical health, especially as we age. Evidence-based strategies, such as staying physically active, connecting with others, and managing stress, can help us maintain a positive outlook and lead to a happier and more fulfilling life as we age.
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  • 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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