3 Reasons Why Exercise is so Important for Seniors

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on March 15, 2023 | 7 minute read

Exercising is an essential way to maintain your physical and mental wellness. With benefits such as improving bone strength and cardiovascular function, exercise for seniors is especially important. As we get older, the value of regular exercise grows and becomes crucial to minimizing the risks of chronic disease, lowering the risk of injury, and improving mental health. With plenty of community lead workouts available, establishing an exercise routine can be fun and easy! 

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Topics: Health & Nutrition

Kathleen Makes National News After Crocheting +11,000 Toques for Those in Need!

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on March 02, 2023 | 4 minute read


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Topics: Community Member Spotlight

7 Benefits for Seniors That Garden

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on September 01, 2022 | 3 minute read

Fun in the sun while exercising your green thumb has many benefits anyone can enjoy, especially seniors. From increasing the amount of physical exercise to creating a healthier diet, gardening has many positive aspects for one to appreciate. Below are 7 benefits for seniors that like to garden.

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Topics: gardening, Origin Living Green

How Seniors’ Can Keep Themselves Mentally, Physically and Socially Engaged

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on July 06, 2022 | 7 minute read

Becoming a senior really is one of the best parts about life. To simplify it, you get to be retired and go do all the things you want to enjoy! To help maximize these joys and make every day a great day we must be sure to keep our minds sharp and our bodies in shape so we can enjoy all our activities and partake in an active social life. Why is this so beneficial? Keep reading…

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Care

Origin Way™ Companion Services: Improving Social Wellness and Quality of life for Seniors

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on June 01, 2022 | 3 minute read

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.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging, Health and Wellness, Origin Communities

Don’t Wait! Why Choose Senior Living Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on April 15, 2022 | 3 minute read

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.

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Care

Origin Active Lifestyle Communities Offers Tips for Downsizing

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on April 01, 2022 | 3 minute read

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.

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Topics: Senior Care, Health and Wellness

It’s Never Too Late: Healthy Aging is Only a Step Away

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on March 15, 2022 | 3 minute read

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.

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Topics: Active Aging, Health and Wellness

How Senior Living Empowers You To Enjoy a Life of Freedom

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on March 01, 2022 | 4 minute read

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.

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Topics: Active Aging, Senior Care

5 Tips for Managing Your Parents’ Money

Posted by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities on February 15, 2022 | 4 minute read

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.

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Topics: Budgeting & Finances