Improving Health in Canada Through Access and Digital Tools

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

According to Canada Health Infoway, “Digital health refers to the use of information technology/electronic communication tools, services and processes to deliver health care services or to facilitate better health.”

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Understanding & Combating Social Isolation

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

“The National Seniors Council of Canada defines social isolation as a low quantity and quality of contact with others. A situation of social isolation involves few social contacts and few social roles, as well as the absence of mutually rewarding relationships.” Beyond face-to-face interactions, socialization and quality contact can take the form of virtual encounters with friends and family.

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Topics: Social Wellness

3 Mistakes You May Be Making with Your Retirement Planning

Posted by The Origin Team on April 15, 2020 | 4 minute read

Retirement is a time for you to relax and enjoy the life that you worked hard for and to be able to spend quality time doing exactly what you want to do, but how do you get there?

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Topics: Budgeting & Finances

The Pros and Cons of Social Media

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

It is no secret that social media has become a huge part of our culture. People of all ages use it to connect with friends and family all over the world. It can be a useful tool, but as with anything, there are pros and cons of social media, and it’s important to understand all aspects. 

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Topics: Technology

Alleviating Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

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

Each season guides in a unique set of weather and climate. While spring may usher in beautiful foliage, and a welcomed respite from the winter months, it can also bring pollen and allergens that can flare up allergies. Allergies can cause discomfort that is similar to the common cold.

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Topics: Independent Living, Health & Nutrition

Choosing a Retirement Community in Canada

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

Choosing a retirement community is often regarded as the best decision an older adult can make during their retirement. Why? Because these communities are designed to add convenience, amenities, and services that improve your overall quality of life. 

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Topics: Independent Living

4 of the Best Vitamins for Seniors

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

Vitamins and proper nutrition are important throughout our lives, but as we age, our body’s needs change. Our metabolism can shift, and it’s essential to ensure we get the right vitamins and minerals in order to stay active and healthy as older adults.

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

Keeping Seniors Active and Safe

Posted by The Origin Team on February 01, 2020 | 8 minute read

Sixty per cent of senior Canadians are inactive, and the World Health Organization has found that sitting or lying for long periods is, in fact, a serious health risk.” Staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do as you get older. Keeping up with activity will help maintain your mental and physical health, and improve your overall quality of life.

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5 Tips to Combat Loss of Appetite in Older Adults

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

As our bodies age, our body’s needs and habits can shift. One common change for many is their appetite. While it may not be something you think about, aging and loss of appetite are often linked to each other.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Caregiving

4 Ways to Help Beat Cabin Fever This Winter Season

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

Canadians are used to cold, long, and sometimes brutal winters. While the frost and snow can be beautiful, poor weather conditions make venturing outdoors a challenge. For this reason, cabin fever can start to develop as we find ourselves indoors for more extended periods of time.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

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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