4 Things About Independent Living You Didn't Know

Posted by The Origin Team on January 15, 2021 | 7 minute read

The prospect of moving out of your home and into a senior living apartment can bring on a broad range of emotions—you may feel like you’re losing your independence, you may not want to leave your home, or you may feel fearful of change and the unknown.

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Topics: Independent Living

Understanding Assisted Living: The Origin Way

Posted by The Origin Team on January 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

It can be an emotional realization when you determine that an aging family member can no longer live alone and may need extra assistance. Many people try to avoid this realization for as long as possible, believing that transitioning into a senior living community could be detrimental to the well-being of their loved one. However, the truth is that senior care and assisted living communities are supportive and positive environments and are often the best place for your loved one to be.

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Topics: Active Aging, Senior Care

How to Improve Lung Health to Support Your Active Lifestyle

Posted by The Origin Team on December 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

The involuntary action of breathing is often taken for granted, along with the health of our lungs. We do not think about lung health as much as we do the other parts of leading a healthy, active lifestyle, but this part of the body plays a vital role in our health.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

5 Safety Tips for Online Shopping

Posted by The Origin Team on December 01, 2020 | 3 minute read

According to the Government of Canada, “fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians.” This is often due to the idea that older adults can be more trusting and usually have financial savings or property that make them more attractive to scammers.

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Topics: Technology

5 Exercise Ideas to Help You Maintain an Active Lifestyle This Winter

Posted by The Origin Team on November 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

Among other things, physical activity is a vital component of maintaining an active lifestyle. When we partake in regular physical activity, our bodies are conditioned to retain strength and mobility.

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Topics: Active Aging

Finding the Right Memory and Dementia Care Community in Canada

Posted by The Origin Team on November 01, 2020 | 6 minute read

Alzheimer Society Canada reports that “564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia, [and] 25,000 new cases of dementia are diagnosed every year.” This equates to 1.1 million Canadians directly or indirectly affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

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Topics: Memory Care

Finding the Right Care: In-Home Care Vs. Community Living

Posted by The Origin Team on October 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

Finding the right level of care and type of retirement living that is best for your parent or loved one is a process that requires time and research. One significant thing to consider is if they would benefit more from in-home care versus a senior living community. 

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Topics: Active Aging, Senior Care

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health and Wellness

Posted by The Origin Team on October 01, 2020 | 3 minute read

Our mental health affects nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we handle stressful situations, how we feel, and even how we build relationships. Maintaining our mental health helps us to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. 

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Topics: Health and Wellness

What Are the Mental Benefits of Reading Books?

Posted by The Origin Team on September 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

For some, reading has been a lifelong passion, while it may be a newly developed hobby for others. Whichever the case may be, if you are reading, you are reaping many mental benefits!

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

Caring for Aging Parents: Ways to Avoid Family Conflicts

Posted by The Origin Team on September 01, 2020 | 3 minute read

As we grow, our opinions and views are shaped by our life experiences. Different generations can have different perspectives, and family conflicts can often arise. While these disagreements can be minor, they can cause further issues when caring for aging parents.

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Topics: Senior Care

About Origin Active Lifestyle Blog

Origin’s only business is caring for seniors. We design, develop, and operate innovative, industry-leading, active lifestyle communities across Canada. Through our blog, we hope to share content and resources for aging adults and their families that are interested in active living and senior living resources. 

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