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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

4 Habits That Increase Longevity

Posted by The Origin Team on May 15, 2021 | 8 minute read

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we believe that the quality of life a person experiences in their later years can drastically improve by staying active and engaged in life. While longevity may seem like something you can’t control, some habits known to promote a healthy and active lifestyle have also been linked to increased longevity!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

Take a Hike for Mental and Physical Health Benefits

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

Hiking is an experience like no other. Whether you’re climbing a mountain in search of a 360-degree viewpoint, trekking through the woods to find a hidden waterfall, or just strolling through an open field of wildflowers with the sun on your face, going on a hike can instantly brighten your day. Did you know there’s more to hiking than being a fun activity, though? Hiking provides countless benefits to your physical, mental, and cognitive health—making it a comprehensive exercise for wellness.

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Topics: Active Aging

Understanding & Practicing Mindful Eating

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

Eating well is about more than just the foods you eat; it’s about how you eat them. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too common for people to eat while working, driving, or watching television. These distractions can lead to people mindlessly eating, not paying attention to what or how much they’re consuming.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition

Origin Shares Tips and Strategies for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Posted by The Origin Team on April 01, 2021 | 5 minute read

As the Canadian population gets older, many adults will begin to rely on informal caregiving—family members and friends who provide assistance for free—to support their growing needs. As it is, there are an estimated 8 million Canadians who are currently informal caregivers.

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Topics: Caregiving

Relax, Refresh, and Recover: Discover the Benefits of Respite Care

Posted by The Origin Team on March 15, 2021 | 3 minute read

Caring for an aging loved one can be taxing, especially if they have a chronic illness or a memory impairment. While caregiving can be rewarding, it can also be demanding and stressful at times—leaving caregivers with little time to focus on their own health and wellness. With over 8 million Canadians providing care to an older family member, it’s essential to realize that, like the adults they care for, caregivers also need support and attention to remain healthy and refreshed.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Caregiving