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March 14th, 2016
Top 5 Tips for Planning Retirement at Home

Top 5 Tips for Planning Retirement at Home

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Most of us want to continue living independently when we retire. In fact, an RBC survey found that 61 percent of working Canadians aged 50 plus* expect to stay in their current home and 33 percent plan on downsizing. Only six percent plan on relocating to a retirement community. Hilary Farr, a Canadian designer, says

March 9th, 2016
Help! I’ve Been Scammed

Help! I’ve Been Scammed

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Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their tactics to obtain our personal information and money. From email phishing, to credit cards scams and everything in between, it’s important to protect yourself from fraud. It’s also important to know what to do if you’ve been scammed. It can be hard to bring scammers to justice, as

March 4th, 2016
How to keep busy in retirement

How to keep busy in retirement

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Retirement can be a big adjustment. For some, a change in pace can be difficult. For a smooth transition into retirement, it’s important to find fulfilling activities to stay busy and engaged. For many people, work fills the largest chunk of their time. A career helps shape our identity and when it’s taken out of

February 24th, 2016
Technology to Help Seniors Live Independently

Technology to Help Seniors Live Independently

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Canada’s aging population has shifted the conversations we’re having about technology and successful, independent aging. Although the Canadian population now has more seniors than children, we’re not seeing the adoption of meaningful innovations required by this demographic. Technology can be a great way to support seniors who face the challenges of losing their freedom, independence

February 18th, 2016
5 Ways to Ensure a Healthier Heart

5 Ways to Ensure a Healthier Heart

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Heart failure is a growing epidemic in Canada, according to a new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This debilitating condition, which has no cure, is the end result of most heart disease. About 50,000 new cases of heart failure are diagnosed in Canada each year. Because heart failure results from the damage caused

February 9th, 2016
Managing joint pain in the winter

Managing joint pain in the winter

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Joint pain can occur anytime throughout the year, but in the cold and wet winter months, it may be harder to cope with. Although a change in the weather will not cause arthritis, it can certainly worsen the symptoms. When we are cold, our body restricts the amount of blood delivered to our extremities, such as

February 5th, 2016
February is Heart Month!

February is Heart Month!

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Every seven minutes in Canada, a life is taken by heart disease or stroke. This February, consider donating to the Heart and Stroke foundation, who work tirelessly to help Canadians prevent heart disease and stroke, save lives by enabling faster and better emergency medical response and treatment, and enhance support for survivors, families and caregivers.

January 29th, 2016
How to Avoid Isolation in Winter

How to Avoid Isolation in Winter

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Those who live at home can experience a high degree of isolation, especially during the colder months when even the most active people want to cocoon indoors more. Follow these suggestions to help avoid isolation during the winter: Join a Class or Club: Whether it’s the local seniors centre, the library or church, there are

January 20th, 2016
Exercising in winter: Tips for seniors

Exercising in winter: Tips for seniors

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It’s tough to get outside and get some exercise when the snow is blowing, the temperatures are frigid and the sidewalks are slippery. If the great outdoors aren’t looking so great, there are other options. You can head to the mall and walk to your heart’s content, on your own or in a group. Or

January 14th, 2016
Alzheimer’s disease vs. common Aging: Knowing the difference

Alzheimer’s disease vs. common Aging: Knowing the difference

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Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more and more common among seniors. In fact, in 2011, over 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Although almost 40 per cent of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss, Alzheimer’s and other dementias are not a normal part of aging. It


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