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:

by duncanj on Apr 01, 2019

Believe it or not dentures do not have to be a fact of life when you age. With proper oral hygiene, many seniors are keeping their natural teeth longer. A healthy mouth is very important for maintaining a great quality of life, especially for seniors. For those wearing dentures, it is still very important to have a clean mouth and to get those regular check-ups at the dentist to prevent oral health problems. April is National Oral Health Month, here is some helpful information to help you take care of those pearly whites. 

 

The Impact on Oral Health

by duncanj on Mar 01, 2019

The number one crime against older Canadians is fraud. People of all ages can be victims of fraud, however older people get targeted more than others. This may be because they are often home during the day to answer the door or phone, they can be more trusting and they may not have family or friends close by to ask for a second opinion.

by duncanj on Feb 01, 2019

February is Heart Month!

Many people believe that heart disease is an unavoidable part of aging; however, there are many ways to keep your ticker in tip-top shape.

It’s true, heart disease is a major threat to the health of seniors — in fact, it’s one of the top three leading causes of death in Canada. Heart disease risks do increase with age, but it doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of getting older. Making some simple changes including forming some healthy lifestyle habits and maintaining a heart-healthy diet can help protect you.