For some, reading has been a lifelong passion, while it may be a newly developed hobby for others. Whichever the case may be, if you are reading, you are reaping many mental benefits!
As we grow, our opinions and views are shaped by our life experiences. Different generations can have different perspectives, and family conflicts can often arise. While these disagreements can be minor, they can cause further issues when caring for aging parents.
Topics: Senior Care
When it comes to senior care, no situation or circumstances are exactly the same, including the needs of your parents. So, how do you handle finding the appropriate community or care if mom and dad have different health needs?
Topics: Senior Care
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.
Topics: Independent Living
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
“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.
Topics: Social Wellness