5 Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health and Wellness

Posted by The Origin Team on October 01, 2020 | 3 minute read

Our mental health affects nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we handle stressful situations, how we feel, and even how we build relationships. Maintaining our mental health helps us to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. 

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Topics: Health and Wellness

What Are the Mental Benefits of Reading Books?

Posted by The Origin Team on September 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

For some, reading has been a lifelong passion, while it may be a newly developed hobby for others. Whichever the case may be, if you are reading, you are reaping many mental benefits!

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

Caring for Aging Parents: Ways to Avoid Family Conflicts

Posted by The Origin Team on September 01, 2020 | 3 minute read

As we grow, our opinions and views are shaped by our life experiences. Different generations can have different perspectives, and family conflicts can often arise. While these disagreements can be minor, they can cause further issues when caring for aging parents.

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Topics: Senior Care

Mom and Dad Have Different Senior Care Needs: Now What?

Posted by The Origin Team on August 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

When it comes to senior care, no situation or circumstances are exactly the same, including the needs of your parents. So, how do you handle finding the appropriate community or care if mom and dad have different health needs?

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Topics: Senior Care

How Independent Living Can Benefit Individuals Working into Retirement

Posted by The Origin Team on August 01, 2020 | 3 minute read

In recent years, it has become common for individuals to work well into their retirement years. “The percentage of seniors who reported working nearly doubled between 1995 and 2015.” According to Statistics Canada, “1 in 5 Canadians aged 65 and older, or nearly 1.1 million seniors, reported working” at some point in the year.

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Topics: Independent Living

Summer Safety: The Importance of Staying Hydrated as We Age

Posted by The Origin Team on July 15, 2020 | 4 minute read

At any age, drinking enough fluids and staying hydrated is vital for our bodies to function properly, such as adapting to fluctuating temperatures, providing a healthy blood supply to essential organs, and regulating body temperature.

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Understanding How Stress Can Impact Health and Wellness

Posted by The Origin Team on July 01, 2020 | 4 minute read

We have all experienced some level of stress in our lives. In fact, “63% of Canadians say they feel the same (21%) or more (42%) stressed as compared to five years ago.” Stress is the body’s natural reaction to certain circumstances and helps to protect the body from further damage. However, this can become problematic when stress levels do not lower after the initial spike.

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Origin Active Lifestyle Communities Shares Vacation Ideas for Retirees

Posted by The Origin Team on June 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

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?

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Origin's Commitment to Informing and Educating Those in Our Care & Their Families

Posted by The Origin Team on June 01, 2020 | 3 minute read

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.

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Improving Health in Canada Through Access and Digital Tools

Posted by The Origin Team on May 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

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.”

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