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Category Archive Senior Health & Wellness

  1. Creative Ways for Seniors to Enjoy Autumn

    Written by: Dunham

    seniors playing in leaves Autumn is an inspiring time of the year to express yourself creatively through art, cooking, and connecting with nature. As summer becomes autumn, the cool crisp air is perfectly offset by the warm tones of the changing leaves, and you can look forward to every chance to wrap ourselves in cozy sweaters and add a...

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  2. Elder Abuse: Raising Awareness of a worldwide scandal

    Written by: Dunham

    senior looking out window As the baby boom generation ages, the number of elder abuse cases will inevitably increase – all the more reason to explore this growing problem and raise awareness in order to help change attitudes and behaviours. Learning to recognize the types, signs and symptoms of elder abuse is the first step to prevention. Elder abuse...

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  3. Eye care for seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    Are you doing everything you can to protect your vision? As people get older, changes in eyesight are common. Starting in our 40s, we might notice that our eyes feel drier, colours look less vibrant or it’s harder to read small print, according to the Canadian Association of Optometrists. Not all vision changes are a...

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  4. The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    Senior with dog It’s no secret that a dog is man’s best friend – philosopher Henry David Thoreau believed “it often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or a dog than to any human being.” Pets and seniors make a perfect match not only because pets encourage staying active and getting exercise, but...

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  5. Seniors and Oral Health

    Written by: Dunham

    senior couple brushing teeth Maintaining your teeth and gums requires more than just brushing and flossing Good oral health habits are important for everyone, but seniors especially need to pay attention to dental concerns that develop with age. We talked to Toby de Boer, a registered dental hygienist in Whitby, Ontario, to find out important tips on maintaining good...

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  6. Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    grandpa and grandson at BBQ When it comes to aging at home, we all want to live comfortably – all year round. Even though we’ve put our snow shovels away and don’t have to worry about icy sidewalks, summer does come with its own set of challenges. Whether in your house or in the great outdoors, we have a few...

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  7. Preventing Heat-related Illnesses

    Written by: Dunham

    Gardening in sun What seniors and caregivers need to know to stay safe this summer Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses can affect anyone, but did you know that certain people, including seniors, are particularly vulnerable? As the weather warms up, it’s a good time to refresh your knowledge about the signs of heat stroke and...

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  8. Summertime Nutrition for Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    As we age, proper nutrition and maintaining a balanced diet become more and more important. According to Statistics Canada, 34% of Canadians aged 65 years and older are at risk for poor nutrition, and with summer fun, smart eating can go by the wayside. Here are some easy tips to help you maintain good eating...

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  9. Sleep & Aging – Getting the best sleep possible

    Written by: David Goodman

    Worried Senior Woman Lying Awake In Bed In 2016, Canada was ranked the third most sleep deprived country out of a survey of 13 nations. As we age the quality and duration of sleep we need changes, and addressing sleep issues is crucial to staying healthy and happy while aging. Getting the optimal amount of sleep can help you stay sharp and...

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  10. Modern Technology that can Improve Your Life at Home

    Written by: Dunham

    group of seniors looking at mobile phone There are lots of benefits to enhancing your life at home with technology. Seniors who have learned how to use technology experience decreased feelings of loneliness and a slower decrease of cognitive abilities. However, it’s understandable if you feel reluctant to try out new gadgets, as technology is constantly changing and the thought of keeping...

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