Our later years should be filled with things we enjoy, focusing on health and wellness to maximize our daily experiences. As we age into our later years keeping up with day-to-day tasks, responsibilities, appointments and maintaining a social life can become more difficult to do. A little extra help in these areas can go a long way to improving quality of life. Senior companion services can help give you that extra bit of assistance in the areas you are looking to improve. Whether its enjoying quality time in your own senior community suite, engaging in social activities, exercising regularly, or heading out to run errands.
Choosing to move into a senior living community is a significant decision. There are many factors to consider before making the transition, but fortunately, you don’t have to make the decision on your own.
With senior living in Calgary and Nanaimo, Origin Active Lifestyle Communities take pride in serving active older adults throughout our communities. We provide information, answers, and resources to help individuals decide if entering an active senior living community is right for them.
The arrival of spring each year means many wonderful things: warmer weather, open windows, fresh air – and spring cleaning. After months of being inside our homes for the winter, the spring always brings with it the sense of renewal and the chance for a fresh start.
For older adults, spring cleaning can also be an opportunity to reassess their homes, downsize as needed, and simplify. By following these easy tips for downsizing, you can ensure that this season is a joyful and productive one.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in a recent report on healthy aging, Canadians are living longer than previous generations. In fact, the PHAC concludes that “older adults can live longer, healthier lives by staying socially connected, increasing their levels of physical activity, [and] eating in a healthy way.”
Origin Active Lifestyles Communities offers many lifestyle and fitness classes that are specially designed to accommodate any level of fitness. So whether you are beginning a new healthy routine or looking to maintain an active lifestyle, we encourage our community members to get moving because it is never too late to get active.
As they reach retirement, many Canadians begin searching for new opportunities to live purposeful and happy lives. Whether that means taking up a new hobby, connecting with social groups and organizations, or simplifying their daily lives, many individuals relish the increased freedom and opportunity.
Taking over your parents’ finances, especially if it happens suddenly, can be stressful. Knowing when to get involved and what steps need to be handled are essential to ensuring the protection of Mom or Dad and their financial future.
Topics: Budgeting & Finances
When looking for a senior living community that fits your lifestyle and preferences, it’s common to wonder about the care provided, the apartment sizes, and the additional amenities. However, it’s also essential to consider the food and dining options available. There are many misconceptions that senior living communities offer bland, standardized meals in a cafeteria-style setting, but this couldn’t be further from the truth!
For some, wintertime means cozying up by the fire with a good book and a cup of tea. For others, it means layering up to enjoy an outside adventure with family friends. However you prefer to spend the season, winter can offer activities that promote physical and mental wellness.
You may have heard people tell you “to look on the bright side” or “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” These small phrases can bring you comfort at the moment, but they can also be good lessons on how to live your life.
Topics: Health and Wellness
Approximately 750,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. And it doesn’t just impact them; it impacts family, friends, coworkers, neighbours, and others. In response to how widespread dementia is—combined with the growing aging population—Canada has even designed a national dementia strategy to increase awareness and funding for research for treatments and cures.