At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we believe it is our mission to give you, our team members, a sense of purpose, belonging, and meaning at your job. Our hope is to encourage holistic engagement through Origin’s Soul Cafe. Each one of us brings who we are into the culture of our company. More than ever before we see the large-scale connectivity that weaves all aspects of our lives together. Modern technology has allowed us access to each other’s lives in radically greater quantity. The lines between professional life and your personal life are often blurred. As an employer, rather than asking you to push aside who you are, we are active in providing opportunity for healing and development for all of our team members.
Are you worried that a family member is experiencing the beginning symptoms of Alzheimer's? As people age and begin to a decrease in cognitive abilities, it is natural to ask, "is this normal or is it dementia?"
The Alzheimer's Association outlines ten early symptoms of Alzheimer's to watch for as family members age.
Topics: Alzheimer's Disease
There are few people more qualified to speak on the subject of active living than Colin Milner. The World Economic Forum recognized him as one of “the most innovative and influential minds” in the world on topics related to aging. As the founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, Colin Milner has led the active-aging industry in North America to better understand the importance of the health and well-being for the older adult.
Social media might seem like it is only for teenagers - every day, another teen becomes a YouTube star or shows a parent how to use an iPad. However, social media can be beneficial and fun for people of all ages, and it can help seniors stay active and connected.
Among adults ages 65 and older, 67 percent use the internet, and 42 percent own a smartphone. More than a third of older adults use social media. Here are a few of the benefits seniors can get from being active on social media:
According to Statistics Canada, approximately one in four Canadians over age 65 lives alone. However, 80% of older people living alone do participate in at least one social activity outside their home each month. While any social activity is a step in a positive direction, once a month is not enough social stimulation. As the child of an older parent, you do what you can to visit, help, and make your parent feel connected. Unfortunately, your mother or father may still end up struggling with social isolation despite your best efforts.
Topics: Social Wellness
The prospect of moving out of your home and into an apartment can bring on a broad range of emotions – and without a clear understanding of your options, it can be downright agonizing. There are lots of misconceptions around retirement communities and independent living – what it is and what it is not. Here are four things about independent living you may not know and that will help you better understand this type of senior living.
Topics: Independent Living
As the Baby Boomer population ages, more and more people are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia, or other memory related diseases. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s association, someone develops the disease every 66 seconds. As your loved one starts requiring and needing more care, you may find yourself researching memory care options near where you live. As you begin visiting these communities, it is important to know what questions to ask and what makes a memory care community stand out from the rest.
Topics: Memory Care