by duncanj on May 06, 2024

As we age, we may face the loss of loved ones more frequently, leaving us with feelings of grief and loneliness. Coping with grief can be especially challenging for seniors who are living alone. However, it's important to remember that you are not alone in your journey. CANES Community Care is here to offer support and guidance on how to navigate the difficult process of grieving while living independently. In this blog post, we'll explore practical strategies and resources that can help you cope with your grief and find healing.

Acknowledge Your Feelings

by duncanj on Apr 03, 2024

As we age, maintaining an active lifestyle becomes increasingly important for our overall health and well-being. Regular exercise not only helps to keep our bodies strong and flexible, but it also boosts mood, improves sleep, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. While it may seem challenging to stay physically active and exercise safely, there are numerous simple and effective ways for seniors to keep moving. In this blog, we will explore some practical tips and exercises tailored specifically for seniors to help you maintain an active lifestyle from the comfort of your own home.

by duncanj on Mar 05, 2024

As we age, our homes should evolve with us to ensure safety, comfort, and independence. With the right modifications, individuals can continue living in their beloved homes, making the most of their golden years. In this blog post, we will explore the various home safety modifications that can help seniors age in place with confidence and ease.

 

Bathroom Modifications:

by duncanj on Feb 01, 2024

I recently had a life-changing discovery that reshaped my understanding of my family dynamics. As the youngest of six siblings (3 boys and 3 girls), I always thought I knew my place in the family hierarchy. However, last summer brought an unexpected surprise when my then oldest sister called me, revealing the existence of another older sister.

by duncanj on Jan 08, 2024

As we age, having a strong and supportive network of friends and neighbours becomes increasingly important. Having people to rely on, share experiences with, and lean on in times of need can greatly enhance our well-being and quality of life. Let’s explore four effective tips for seniors on how to build a supportive network within their community.

 

1. Get involved in community activities and groups

by duncanj on Dec 05, 2023

As we head into the colder time of year and into the holiday season it’s a time for families to come together, celebrate, and create lasting memories. If you're fortunate enough to have senior parents or loved ones, this is also an opportunity to show them how much you care. Engaging in fun activities ensures that they feel included and cherished during this festive period. Let’s chat about some enjoyable and age-appropriate activities designed to bring joy to both you and your older parents.

 

1. Cooking and Baking:

by duncanj on Nov 01, 2023

Living alone can sometimes be a challenge, especially when it comes to cooking for one. But just because you're living solo doesn't mean you can't enjoy delicious and nutritious meals. In fact, cooking for yourself can be a great way to take care of your health and well-being. To make things easier, we've compiled a list of 5 healthy recipes specifically designed for seniors living alone. These recipes are simple, flavourful, and will leave you feeling satisfied.

by duncanj on Oct 02, 2023

As we age, it becomes more important than ever to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Healthy meal planning not only ensures that seniors receive the necessary nutrients, but it also helps to prevent health issues and maintain a strong immune system. However, cooking for one can be a challenge, often leading to unhealthy food choices or excessive leftovers. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of healthy meal planning for seniors and provide three easy and nutritious recipes for one.

 

The Importance of Healthy Meal Planning for Seniors

by duncanj on Sep 01, 2023

Living alone as a senior can sometimes feel isolating, but it doesn't mean you have to give up on having a vibrant social life. In fact, maintaining connections with others is important for your overall well-being. Here are six tips to help you stay socially active and engaged while living alone:

 

1. Join Local Community Groups

by duncanj on Aug 09, 2023

Being active as a senior is vital for good health, as it can reduce your risk of stroke, cancer, and heart attacks by a significant amount. Plus, you can have fun with it! 

Here are 5 tips that you should seriously consider in order to become a more active senior.

 

Yoga