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September 25th, 2013
Cyber Seniors: A Documentary

Cyber Seniors: A Documentary

Proving you’re never too old to learn something new, Cyber-Seniors, a May 2013 documentary follows a group of initially reluctant seniors as they discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of teenage mentors. Their exploration of cyber-space is catapulted to a whole new level when 89 year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube

September 10th, 2013
Coffee a Day Delays Alzheimer’s Disease

Coffee a Day Delays Alzheimer’s Disease

From a health perspective, I’ve tried to convince myself to reconsider my coffee habit until I recently came across an online article on WebMD that states three cups of coffee a day could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.  Great news for those whose day is not complete without the pick-me-up from their daily cup

August 25th, 2013
Bone Health as We Age

Bone Health as We Age

Our bones support us, allowing us to move, dance and eat our way through life.  They house some of the most important bodily functions – red blood cell production and the building of immune cells.  And to make sure your bones continue to support you as you age, here’s advice to keep active and find

August 10th, 2013
Guilt-Free Family Caregiving

Guilt-Free Family Caregiving

We want to make the best care choices for our loved ones.  The most informed and right decisions based on the information and resources we’ve made available to ourselves.  And that is the key. If you haven’t already recognized, in too many cases, healthcare and homecare in Canada have entered the realm of ‘take matters

August 1st, 2013
Mobility Hotspots for Home Safety

Mobility Hotspots for Home Safety

The home is our haven, it’s where most of us feel most comfortable.  If your loved one has been hospitalized for a fall, surgery, or physical injury, or is feeling dizziness or vertigo by medications – moving safely around the home afterwards is a priority concern. Prevention of further injury requires a proactive approach, and

June 15th, 2013
The Virtues Project

The Virtues Project

Virtues make up who we are and how we live.  We value honesty, integrity, cooperation, respect and compassion, to name a few.  But are we becoming less virtuous?  The Virtues Project is trying it’s best to ensure we’re not.  A global grassroots initiative started in Canada by a group who wanted to exchange these questions

June 10th, 2013
How Family Caregivers Take Vacations

How Family Caregivers Take Vacations

Making respite time is a mental health need for caregivers responsible for another, especially if their loved one has high needs such as ability or mobility issues, or Alzheimer’s or dementia.  But how can they find someone who would care for their loved one like they do, with the same level of attention to detail,

June 5th, 2013
Why Seniors Fall and How to Prevent It

Why Seniors Fall and How to Prevent It

We naturally lose muscle mass as we age which affects our strength and balance.  This makes us more prone to falling, a dangerous thing. Falls are a major cause of hospitalization, and it only takes one fall to change a person’s life.  Falls lead to fracturing of bones, brain injury and even death for the

March 18th, 2013
Ra-Ra-Raw Juicing for Seniors!

Ra-Ra-Raw Juicing for Seniors!

Most Canadians do not get close to meeting their recommended daily  intake of fruits and vegetables, and juicing is an easy way to accomplish just that. Extracting fresh juice from raw fruits and vegetables and drinking it right away allows many of the vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and fatty acids to enter the

March 6th, 2013
Tea time! A Kettle-full of Healthy Aging

Tea time! A Kettle-full of Healthy Aging

The secret ingredient to healthy aging may be closer than you think – try your cupboard! Drinking tea is a relaxing habit and now all the more so with modern knowledge of the amazing ways tea supports healthy and graceful aging. Tea, known by enthusiasts as Camellia sinensis, has been drank and revered by cultures


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