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It’s Time to Start Reframing Aging

Posted by The Origin Team on October 15, 2021 | 4 minute read

Ageism refers to the stereotypes and differing treatment of people based on their age. Whether you have realized it or not, ageism is everywhere, from internet trends like “Okay, boomer” and the lack of representation in Hollywood to more substantial instances like losing access to benefits or being refused certain healthcare treatments—all because of age.

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Topics: Active Aging

Discover Life at Origin: Unique Benefits You Won’t Find at Home!

Posted by The Origin Team on October 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

Nearly every (93%) Canadian senior says they want to remain in their homes for as long as possible after retirement. The primary reason for this is to maintain a sense of independence. Still, there are other reasons, including remaining close to family and friends, fostering a sense of belonging, and sentimental attachment to the house.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health and Wellness

The Ultimate Guide to Yoga for Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on September 15, 2021 | 4 minute read

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we are huge advocates of yoga for our community members. We have seen amazing results from individuals who regularly practice our yoga classes, so we wanted to share our ultimate guide to yoga for seniors!

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Continue Living an Independent, Active Lifestyle at Origin

Posted by The Origin Team on September 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

As life begins to go back to normal, it’s more obvious now than ever how much of a privilege it is to live an independent, active lifestyle. Your quality of life is defined by being active in your communities, visiting your family, getting outside to enjoy the beautiful weather, and independently exploring what life has to offer.

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Topics: Independent Living, Active Aging

Why Maintaining Eye Health is Important for Healthy Aging

Posted by The Origin Team on August 15, 2021 | 4 minute read

With warm weather upon us, we thought it would be the perfect time to bring up just how important it is to protect your eyes from the sun. Your eyes do age with you, putting your daily activities like driving and reading at risk.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

What to Look for When Touring an Active, Senior Living Community

Posted by The Origin Team on August 01, 2021 | 6 minute read

Moving to a new home or neighbourhood can be an overwhelming process. There are so many things to research and consider, and you want to be as educated as possible before making a decision. Senior living communities are no different; after all, when looking for a senior living community, you are looking for your new life-long home. It’s vital that you feel confident you are making the right choice.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

Get Cooking This Summer: Promoting Healthy Aging with Seasonal Recipes

Posted by The Origin Team on July 15, 2021 | 4 minute read

As things open up this summer and social gatherings become more commonplace (while remaining safe), it’s time to enjoy some much-needed family time. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities took the hard work out for you and shared our favourite summer recipes full of seasonal local produce.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition

Improve Your Health Through the 7 Dimensions of Wellness

Posted by The Origin Team on July 01, 2021 | 8 minute read

These days the term wellness has become trendy, but what does it really mean? To define every angle, the term has been broken into seven dimensions. Each influencing the others, creating a holistic approach to health.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Activities to Promote Cognitive Function in Dementia Caregiving

Posted by The Origin Team on June 15, 2021 | 4 minute read

Taking part in activities can significantly enrich the lives of those with dementia and provide an excellent opportunity for caregivers to bond with their family members. Some activities have even been shown to promote cognitive functioning. 

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Topics: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Caregiving

Exercising the Mind and Body: How Physical Activity Promotes Brain Health

Posted by The Origin Team on June 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

You may have heard of the mind-body connection, but what does it entail? This powerful connection is often referenced from the negative perspective: when our minds feel stressed and worried, we notice consequences in our bodies, and if we don’t treat our bodies well physically, we will feel the effects on our mental health. 

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Topics: Active Aging, Health and Wellness