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
Retirement is a time for you to relax and enjoy the life that you worked hard for and to be able to spend quality time doing exactly what you want to do, but how do you get there?
Topics: Budgeting & Finances
It is no secret that social media has become a huge part of our culture. People of all ages use it to connect with friends and family all over the world. It can be a useful tool, but as with anything, there are pros and cons of social media, and it’s important to understand all aspects.
Each season guides in a unique set of weather and climate. While spring may usher in beautiful foliage, and a welcomed respite from the winter months, it can also bring pollen and allergens that can flare up allergies. Allergies can cause discomfort that is similar to the common cold.
Choosing a retirement community is often regarded as the best decision an older adult can make during their retirement. Why? Because these communities are designed to add convenience, amenities, and services that improve your overall quality of life.
Topics: Independent Living
Vitamins and proper nutrition are important throughout our lives, but as we age, our body’s needs change. Our metabolism can shift, and it’s essential to ensure we get the right vitamins and minerals in order to stay active and healthy as older adults.
“Sixty per cent of senior Canadians are inactive, and the World Health Organization has found that sitting or lying for long periods is, in fact, a serious health risk.” Staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do as you get older. Keeping up with activity will help maintain your mental and physical health, and improve your overall quality of life.