Building Self-Confidence in Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on December 01, 2018

Self-confidence is the level of belief that one has in their own abilities, judgement, appearance, etc. The first step to building self-confidence is to understand and evaluate any situation that may have had an impact on self-confidence such as divorce or family crisis. This is especially important for seniors as low self-esteem can lead to health issues, isolation and in severe cases, depression.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

Improving Senior Health with Animal-Assisted Therapy

Posted by The Origin Team on November 15, 2018

Animal-assisted therapy is a type of treatment that incorporates animals, such as dogs or horses, to enhance and complement the benefits of traditional therapy. According to Psychology Today, “animals can provide a sense of calm, comfort, or safety and divert attention away from a stressful situation and toward one that provides pleasure.”

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Topics: Social Wellness

10 Inspirational Quotes for Active Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on November 01, 2018

As we age, the idea of active living or maintaining an active lifestyle may seem “exhausting” or “overwhelming,” especially if our friends or family members do not motivate or encourage us to try new things or participate in activities.

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Topics: Active Aging, Social Wellness

3 Tips for Travelling with a Senior

Posted by The Origin Team on October 15, 2018

Origin Active Lifestyle Communities believe all seniors should lead full and active lives. We are advocates for active living, and this includes remaining culturally active by pushing your boundaries by trying new things. Travelling is a great way to experience new and different cultures of food, languages, music, and more! 

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

Keeping Seniors Active and Safe

Posted by The Origin Team on October 01, 2018

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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Why Shopping Benefits Senior Health

Posted by The Origin Team on September 15, 2018

Every day, older adults continue to break the stereotype that seniors live “passive and uneventful lives.” Today’s seniors are active, integrated participants in their communities and these interactions are contributing to their overall wellbeing. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities know that staying active can dramatically increase our quality of life as we age, and researchers agree!

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Social Wellness

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

Posted by The Origin Team on September 01, 2018

As we age, our immunity, also known as our body’s defense system for combatting disease and bacteria, tends to weaken. A weakened immune system can lead to illness, and more often a slower recovery. It is crucial for seniors to stay active and find natural ways to strengthen their immune system.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Active Aging

Interacting with A Friend in Memory Care

Posted by The Origin Team on August 15, 2018

Roughly 43 percent of those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in Canada receive assistance from a formal caregiver or a memory care community. It can be challenging to come to terms with the reality that a close friend is living with memory loss or residing in a memory care community. You may start to feel a disconnect from that friend, but it is important to focus on what you still have with that friend. Origin wants to help you stay connected and engaged with those close to you, even if they are living in a memory care community. Here are some things to keep in mind when dealing with a friend in memory care:

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Topics: Memory Care, Social Wellness

Reduced Mobility Doesn’t Have to Limit Your Active Lifestyle

Posted by The Origin Team on August 01, 2018

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we have done the research and have seen the benefits an active lifestyle can have on our quality of life as we age. However, we know that some seniors may be dealing with reduced mobility and may even be in a wheelchair, but that should not limit you from living an active lifestyle! You do not need to have full mobility to. Reduced mobility should not hinder you from experiencing the health benefits of exercise and active living. However, it is essential to speak with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise regimen. Here we have provided a list of exercises you may be able to perform, even with reduced mobility:

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Topics: Active Aging, Social Wellness

3 Tips for a Stress-Free Transition to Active Senior Living

Posted by The Origin Team on July 15, 2018

At Origin Active Lifestyles Communities’ our main priority is caring for seniors. We are proud to offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities throughout Canada. If and when the time comes to move a parent or close relative to an active senior living community, the transition can be overwhelming, but Origin is here to help make the transition as stress-free as possible. Here are three tips for easing the process:

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Topics: Independent Living, 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, aging, and senior living resources. 

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