How Independent Living Can Benefit Individuals Working into Retirement

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

In recent years, it has become common for individuals to work well into their retirement years. “The percentage of seniors who reported working nearly doubled between 1995 and 2015.” According to Statistics Canada, “1 in 5 Canadians aged 65 and older, or nearly 1.1 million seniors, reported working” at some point in the year.

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Topics: Independent Living

Summer Safety: The Importance of Staying Hydrated as We Age

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

At any age, drinking enough fluids and staying hydrated is vital for our bodies to function properly, such as adapting to fluctuating temperatures, providing a healthy blood supply to essential organs, and regulating body temperature.

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Understanding How Stress Can Impact Health and Wellness

Posted by The Origin Team on July 01, 2020 | 4 minute read

We have all experienced some level of stress in our lives. In fact, “63% of Canadians say they feel the same (21%) or more (42%) stressed as compared to five years ago.” Stress is the body’s natural reaction to certain circumstances and helps to protect the body from further damage. However, this can become problematic when stress levels do not lower after the initial spike.

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Origin Active Lifestyle Communities Shares Vacation Ideas for Retirees

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

You have been working toward your retirement for your entire life, and now that you are here, you deserve to celebrate. Without having to plan your spare time around a limiting work schedule, you are free to discover the world at your own pace. Now the question is, where do you start?

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Origin's Commitment to Informing and Educating Those in Our Care & Their Families

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

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, with locations throughout Canada, we put our community members and their families first. It is our number one priority to make sure that those who call us “home” feel comfortable and safe at all times, even in situations of uncertainty. To do this, we have procedures in place that allow us to be proactive instead of reactive when sudden circumstances come our way.

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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

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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