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!
Topics: Health & Nutrition, Chef Spotlight
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.
Topics: Memory Care, Origin Communities
While being a caregiver to a family member or friend can be a positive and rewarding experience, it can also take its toll physically and mentally. With an estimated 8 million Canadians providing informal care, understanding healthy habits is vital so that caregivers can deliver the best and most attentive care possible.
Retirement living in Canada can mean more time for family, new hobbies, or travel. But, unfortunately, there are myths about senior living communities that lead individuals away from the longevity and freedom retirement homes can provide.
Topics: Active Aging, Origin Communities
“Every day, about 28% of Canadians provide care for a family member, friend or neighbour, and nearly half will do so at some point (cmaj.ca).” Caring for someone you love is an act of compassion and dedication, but it can also be a huge undertaking.
Topics: Caregiving, Senior Care
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.
Topics: Active Aging
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.
Topics: Social Wellness, Health and Wellness
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!
Topics: Health and Wellness