The Early Stages of Caregiving

Posted by The Origin Team on April 08, 2019



When caring for a senior, caregivers deal with unique experiences and situations that define an extensive journey. Between working full-time, balancing family life, and caregiving, it’s common for family caregivers to become overwhelmed with their situation.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Active Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on April 01, 2019



Spring cleaning is a difficult task that many people avoid doing. Over the years, things begin to pile up and take up precious space in the home. Eventually, it will come time for those things to be organized, or discarded, if you and the senior in your life value a clean house.

Although the idea of spring cleaning isn’t complicated, the process can easily become overwhelming and frustrating. It can be beneficial to have a few tips that can help expedite your cleaning process and limit the use of harmful chemicals. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities would like you to share these five tips with you and your family to help finish spring cleaning and get back to an active lifestyle!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Caregiving

Eduard, Community Member Spotlight | Origin at Spring Creek

Posted by The Origin Team on March 15, 2019

This month, Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is excited to feature an Origin at Spring Creek community member, Eduard, in our March Community Member Spotlight!

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Topics: Active Aging, Community Member Spotlight

Nourish Your Body & Spirit with Evergreen Salon and Spa

Posted by The Origin Team on March 08, 2019



Typically, overall wellness encompasses seven areas: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental, and occupational. Physical health is perhaps the dimension most commonly associated with wellness, but Origin Active Lifestyle Communities wants community members to flourish in all areas of wellness. One way to assist with this is through our Evergreen Salon and Spa!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Nutrition

Recognizing Anxiety in Older Adults

Posted by The Origin Team on March 01, 2019



According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), “more than 1.8 million people over 60 years of age were living with a mental health problem or illness in Canada in 2016.” The term “mental disorder” can encompass a variety of conditions including anxiety disorders, and like a physical ailment, mental health problems can worsen without proper treatment.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Nutrition

Elizabeth, Community Member Spotlight | Whitehorn Village

Posted by The Origin Team on February 15, 2019



This month, Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is excited to feature our Whitehorn Village community member, Elizabeth, in our Community Member Spotlight!

Elizabeth grew up in Germany and at 5 years old, remembers going through the struggles and hardships of WWII in Berlin. She recalls how difficult it was once the war ended – “everyone was starting from nothing and had access to very little food.” Once Americans were allowed to fly food into Germany, Elizabeth says “the food didn’t taste good at all; freeze dried eggs and canned corned beef, but it was better than nothing!”

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Topics: Active Aging, Community Member Spotlight

New Technology in Senior Care

Posted by The Origin Team on February 08, 2019



Origin
designs, developments, and operates innovative, industry-leading, active lifestyle communities throughout Canada. Our goal is to always stay up-to-date with the changes and new technologies introduced to the senior living industry to continually improve our level of senior care. 

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Topics: Technology, Health & Nutrition

Maintaining Proper Senior Nutrition

Posted by The Origin Team on February 01, 2019

 

Healthy eating promotes healthy aging, but you must to understand that, as we age, the body’s nutrition needs change. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities understands the importance of senior nutrition which means the need for calories decreases while the demand for nutrients increases.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Soul Café

Audrey, Community Member Spotlight | Swan Evergreen Village

Posted by The Origin Team on January 15, 2019

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we love having the opportunity to learn about the lives of each of our community members. This month, Origin is excited to highlight our Swan Evergreen Village community member, Audrey, who has resided at Swan Evergreen Village since the location opened its doors!

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Topics: Active Aging, Community Member Spotlight

3 Moving Tips for Canadian Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on January 08, 2019

No matter the circumstances, moving can be an overwhelming project. For seniors who are moving to a senior living community, moving can be even more stressful. Many seniors have to sort through a lifetime’s worth of belongings and memories.

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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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