Elizabeth, Community Member Spotlight | Whitehorn Village

Posted by The Origin Team on February 15, 2019



This month, Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is excited to feature our Whitehorn Village community member, Elizabeth, in our Community Member Spotlight!

Elizabeth grew up in Germany and at 5 years old, remembers going through the struggles and hardships of WWII in Berlin. She recalls how difficult it was once the war ended – “everyone was starting from nothing and had access to very little food.” Once Americans were allowed to fly food into Germany, Elizabeth says “the food didn’t taste good at all; freeze dried eggs and canned corned beef, but it was better than nothing!”

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Topics: Active Aging, Community Member Spotlight

New Technology in Senior Care

Posted by The Origin Team on February 08, 2019



Origin
designs, developments, and operates innovative, industry-leading, active lifestyle communities throughout Canada. Our goal is to always stay up-to-date with the changes and new technologies introduced to the senior living industry to continually improve our level of senior care. 

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Topics: Technology, Health & Nutrition

Maintaining Proper Senior Nutrition

Posted by The Origin Team on February 01, 2019

 

Healthy eating promotes healthy aging, but you must to understand that, as we age, the body’s nutrition needs change. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities understands the importance of senior nutrition which means the need for calories decreases while the demand for nutrients increases.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Soul Café

Audrey, Community Member Spotlight | Swan Evergreen Village

Posted by The Origin Team on January 15, 2019

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we love having the opportunity to learn about the lives of each of our community members. This month, Origin is excited to highlight our Swan Evergreen Village community member, Audrey, who has resided at Swan Evergreen Village since the location opened its doors!

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Topics: Active Aging, Community Member Spotlight

3 Moving Tips for Canadian Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on January 08, 2019

No matter the circumstances, moving can be an overwhelming project. For seniors who are moving to a senior living community, moving can be even more stressful. Many seniors have to sort through a lifetime’s worth of belongings and memories.

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Get Fit with Origin Active Lifestyle Communities

Posted by The Origin Team on January 01, 2019

Exercise and physical activity are vital for everyone – whatever your age. Exercise maintains your health, supports weight loss, prevents injuries, and can even lower the risk of heart disease. At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we know that staying active can dramatically increase the quality of life as we age. However, staying active can also become more challenging the older we become.

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Topics: Independent Living, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

Creating Clean, Nutrient-Dense Meals

Posted by The Origin Team on December 15, 2018

Recent studies show that “only 1/3 of Canadians eat plant-based proteins like legumes, nuts and seeds.” At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we are changing that statistic for our community members. There is extensive research that shows that eating un-processed, nutrient dense foods, such as plant-based proteins, improves overall health. Whole foods can help to decrease the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, as well as certain types of cancer.

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition, Chef Spotlight

Building Self-Confidence in Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on December 01, 2018

Self-confidence is the level of belief that one has in their own abilities, judgement, appearance, etc. The first step to building self-confidence is to understand and evaluate any situation that may have had an impact on self-confidence such as divorce or family crisis. This is especially important for seniors as low self-esteem can lead to health issues, isolation and in severe cases, depression.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

Improving Senior Health with Animal-Assisted Therapy

Posted by The Origin Team on November 15, 2018

Animal-assisted therapy is a type of treatment that incorporates animals, such as dogs or horses, to enhance and complement the benefits of traditional therapy. According to Psychology Today, “animals can provide a sense of calm, comfort, or safety and divert attention away from a stressful situation and toward one that provides pleasure.”

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Topics: Social Wellness

10 Inspirational Quotes for Active Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on November 01, 2018

As we age, the idea of active living or maintaining an active lifestyle may seem “exhausting” or “overwhelming,” especially if our friends or family members do not motivate or encourage us to try new things or participate in activities.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

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Origin’s only business is caring for seniors. We design, develop, and operate innovative, industry-leading, active lifestyle communities across Canada. Through our blog, we hope to share content and resources for aging adults and their families that are interested in active living and senior living resources. 

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