by duncanj on Nov 01, 2022

Getting older doesn’t mean retiring to a rocking chair to watch TV and occasionally play Bingo. Instead it can be a time for adventure, plenty of stimulation, and a chance to learn new things. Sometimes mobility challenges are a consideration but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your life.

We’ve put together a list of 9 activities for seniors that are NOT Bingo and aren’t boring:

1. Check out a Group Exercise Class

by duncanj on Oct 03, 2022

September was International pain awareness month. We thought we would put together a few tips for helping a senior loved one manage their pain. 

Sadly chronic pain is a common issue for many seniors, and it can be very difficult to watch as your aging loved one facing these challenges of what seem like unrelenting discomfort. 

You may not be able to heal your loved one’s health issues, you do have options to help them learn how to manage the pain. 

 

Here are 5 strategies to try to help with their comfort

 

by duncanj on Aug 29, 2022

Travelling With Seniors — Ireland

By: Kim Johnston (Social Media Manager)

If you’ve been reading our blog over the years you may have followed along with my adventures with Ray, my friend’s grandfather, and my travel buddy. We went on several adventures in Nova Scotia and I was honoured to make his lifelong dream of seeing New York City a reality. Check out the blog: https://www.canes.on.ca/blog/making-90-year-olds-dream-come-true 

by duncanj on Aug 08, 2022

For decades doctors and researchers have been sounding the alarm about “bad” cholesterol. But what do you do when your doctor says you need to lower your cholesterol?

There’s a lot of information and it can get confusing and overwhelming. We’ve put together 6 tips to help you lower your cholesterol.

 

The first thing is to make lifestyle changes that focus on your health and wellness. Simple lifestyle changes can help with your overall health — not just your cholesterol levels.

 

Here are 6 tips for cholesterol-lowering tips for seniors:

by duncanj on Jul 04, 2022

Brain Health - 6 MORE Brain Boosting Tips for Seniors

Keeping your mind active is just as important as being physically active to your overall wellbeing. A while back we put together 6 Brain Boosting tips check it out here.  These were so fun that we decided to put together even more Brain Boosting tips for you.

Here are even more fun ways to help keep your brain and memory sharp:

by duncanj on Jun 02, 2022

A stroke happens when blood flow has been cut off from part of the brain, depriving the brain cells of oxygen and damaging them. 

Strokes are not inevitable and seniors can take some measures to help reduce their risk. 

 Here are a few suggestions: 

by duncanj on May 03, 2022

It’s Hypertension awareness month we thought we’d share a few tips for seniors to raise awareness and help avoid hypertension. 

Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a serious medical condition that should never be ignored. Untreated hypertension increases a senior’s risk of heart failure, heart disease, strokes, aneurysms, dementia, and many other serious health conditions. 

by duncanj on Mar 29, 2022

Brain Health - 6 Brain Boosting Tips for Seniors 

It can be a challenge for some older adults to cope with the physically and mentally changes happening in their bodies. As we age, the brain changes, which can affect memory and thinking abilities. This means keeping the mind active is just as important as being physically active.

by duncanj on Feb 28, 2022

March is Music Therapy Month! The power of music is an incredible force that can evoke strong emotions, bring back heartwarming memories, and provide a meaningful way to express ourselves. It’s not surprising that music has become an amazingly effective tool for therapy. 

It’s been observed that seniors especially benefit from listening to music, as it gives them an outlet for creativity, socialization, and mental stimulation. Music therapy has even become an effective treatment plan for older adults with Alzheimer’s.

What is Music Therapy?

by duncanj on Feb 02, 2022

February is Psychology Month. The Canadian Psychological Association states “Psychology Month is celebrated every February to highlight the contributions of Canadian psychologists and to show Canadians how psychology works to help — people live healthy and happy lives, their communities flourish, their employers create better workplaces, and their governments develop effective policies.”