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.


hand railing
by duncanj on Jan 03, 2019

In October 2018 we wrote about how to prevent falls around the home with some important tips on how to pr

by duncanj on Nov 30, 2018

Wintertime is a beautiful time of year with picturesque snowfalls, hot cocoa and winter activities. However, the winter months can also bring with it a whole host of challenges. Ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Cold weather and slippery sidewalks can cause a wide range of illness and injury —especially for seniors.

by duncanj on Oct 31, 2018

What is Osteoporosis

by duncanj on Oct 01, 2018

Here are some surprising facts and statistics related to seniors and falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. 20-30% of seniors experience one or more falls each year. Falls are the cause of 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations. Falls are the cause of 95% of all hip-fractures. 50% of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home.


by duncanj on Sep 05, 2018

Arthritis is a classification of disease that typically causes swollen, stiff, or painful joints. The most common form, Osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage becomes worn out. It is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting seniors today. With its chronic long terms effects, arthritis can have a major impact on the daily lives of those afflicted with it.

Senior testing blood
by duncanj on Aug 01, 2018

It can be scary to get a diagnosis of diabetes, especially if you’re a senior and already have other health issues and concerns. Your health care provider may prescribe a combination of diet, exercise, and medications to help you manage this new diagnosis of diabetes. Your health care team will look at all of your health issues and help create a personalized plan just for you.

by duncanj on Jul 03, 2018
  1. Talk to Your Pharmacist
by duncanj on May 31, 2018

Written by Kimberly Johnston

June is Stroke Awareness month in Canada. There are 62,000 strokes in Canada each year – that is one stroke every nine minutes. 405,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke. We had the honour of chatting with a few stroke survivors about their experience, struggles and advice for everyone.

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.