by duncanj on Feb 04, 2020

1. Seek Support
Being a caregiver can sometimes leave you questioning your decisions and feeling isolated. It’s important to remember that you are not alone! Many people are providing care for a loved on and there are groups to help you along the way. There are many ways to reach out to other caregivers, from online forums to weekly get-togethers.

by duncanj on Jan 06, 2020

The third week in January is National Non-Smoking Week. We thought we would share some information on smoking and the importance of kicking the habit for good.

We all know smoking is bad for you, but is particularly dangerous for older adults as it puts them at heightened risk for various health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, and cancer. 

by duncanj on Dec 02, 2019

The holiday season is quickly approaching and buying that perfect gift for a senior loved one can be challenging sometimes. We have put together a list of some cool holiday gift ideas for you to give an elderly loved one. 

Flameless Candles

by duncanj on Nov 04, 2019

A Grandmother Reliving a time when the World was at War.

Looking Back.

by duncanj on Oct 02, 2019

Just a couple weeks ago I had the privilege of travelling again with Ray, my 91yr old friend. Last time we went on a New York City adventure.  

(Click here to read about that trip)

This time we were on an East Coast Adventure in Halifax. 

by duncanj on Sep 03, 2019

Did you know the first Sunday in September is grandparents day?

Memories with Grandma and Grandpa are something children will cherish for the rest of their lives. Sometimes, it can be hard to find something fun to do. We’ve put together a list of fun activities for grandparents to share with their grandkids.

 

Play cards

Who doesn’t like a good game of cards? Card games like UNO, Old Maid or Go Fish are great for any age!

 

Solve crosswords, puzzles or riddles.

by duncanj on Aug 06, 2019

Learning is something we do throughout our entire lives. We don’t simply stop learning once we’re finished school – we learn new things every day. The learning we do in adulthood isn’t usually done in a classroom, but it still counts! Think about all the new things you learn in a day, whether it’s learning a new skill in the kitchen, talking with a friend or reading about something. Learning is an essential part of life and is something we should all seek to continue as we get older.

Why learning is so important for seniors?

by duncanj on Jul 08, 2019

Spending time outdoors is good for all ages, but it’s especially beneficial for older adults. It increases your vitamin D levels, which helps fight health conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, heart attacks and even depression. Get outside and have some fun this summer. We have a few ideas if you’re looking for things to do.

 Walk

by duncanj on Jun 03, 2019

1. Stay hydrated. Unfortunately, many men don’t make staying hydrated a priority. As we get older is, we lose our sense of thirst and if you wait until you feel thirsty, it’s already too late and you are dehydrated. 

Once you get used to getting enough fluids, you’ll want to continue because, everything works better when you’re hydrated. Your metabolism, brain, joints and even your eyes work better.

 

by duncanj on May 01, 2019

As we get older, it’s normal for our vision to change. However, there are steps we all can take to preserve our eyesight and improve our vision, which is of course an important part of staying safe and independent.

The effects of aging on vision can range from slightly irritating changes to serious eye diseases. 

Changes may include: