by duncanj on May 01, 2018

My best friend Jennifer lives in Nova Scotia, that’s about 1,791.4 km from her 90 year old grandfather who lives in Toronto. She adores her grandfather above any other human in the world and I can see why he’s a lovely man who lives by his motto “I only know nice people”. I live much closer to him than Jennifer, only about 1.2 km away, so I meet up with him from time-to-time for coffee and a chat.

 

by duncanj on Apr 02, 2018

14 Exercises to Improve Balance and Strength

by duncanj on Mar 01, 2018

Timing is Everything!

by duncanj on Feb 01, 2018

Written by Kimberly Johnston

I always believed that strokes only affect the elderly.

My father had a stroke which led to his death. He was almost 70 years old, and though he wasn’t overweight, his diet consisted mainly of high fat and carbs and he had been a heavy smoker all of his life. While I was devastated, I wasn’t very surprised.

distressed Caregiver
by duncanj on Jan 02, 2018

As a caregiver you probably feel like you know more about the person you're caring for than yourself. From health issues, medication schedule, dietary needs to the smallest changes in their mood, trying to have everything in hand and under control is a lot.

senior receiving gift
by duncanj on Nov 29, 2017

Finding the perfect gift is often challenging and can be especially difficult when shopping for older parents or grandparents. Here are a few creative and inexpensive ideas:

1. Custom Photo Books

by duncanj on Nov 10, 2017

The Canadian Lancaster Bombers and the Women who Built Them

A story of history, pride and discovering more about my 92 year old grandma

 

This spring, my grandma will be turning 93 years old.  Yep, 93.  It’s an age that we all hope to get to one day and stay as sharp as we were when we started our very first job.  That is one of the many good traits I would use to describe my grandma.  Sharp.  I often tell people how amazing it is that she is living on her own happily and independently in her golden years.

Upset senior
by duncanj on Oct 30, 2017

Becoming the primary caregiver for an elderly parent is a tough job and one that takes patience and often self-sacrifice. When the person being cared for or other family members disagree with key decisions, caregivers may often feel unappreciated, second-guessed, hurt and angry. Here are a few tips to help when you're feeling criticized:

 

Choosing the right pet for Seniors
by duncanj on Sep 29, 2017

For an elderly parent living on their own,

by duncanj on Sep 01, 2017

Travelling can be an exciting and enriching experience at any age.