Celebrating Movement: The Benefits of Yoga and Tai Chi

Posted by The Origin Team | 5 minute read

It’s no secret or surprise that maintaining an active lifestyle is a critical element of healthy aging. As you age, physical activity can help prevent chronic illness, prolong independence, enhance overall well-being, and even increase longevity.

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Finding Purpose and Community After Retirement

Posted by The Origin Team on March 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

Many people look forward to their retirement for years - they start to save for it as early as possible, they buckle down for decades with one goal in mind, they might even plan a big retirement trip or celebration. However, many adults find themselves feeling bored, restless, and unfulfilled when it finally arrives.

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Topics: Independent Living, Social Wellness

5 Easy Ways to Sneak Fruits & Vegetables into Your Diet

Posted by The Origin Team on February 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

A healthy, balanced diet is a crucial component of overall wellness and leading an active lifestyle. At any age, what we fuel our bodies with determines how we feel, look, and function on a daily basis but nutrition recommendations and needs change with age.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Health and Wellness

4 Things About Independent Living You Didn't Know

Posted by The Origin Team on January 15, 2021 | 7 minute read

The prospect of moving out of your home and into a senior living apartment can bring on a broad range of emotions—you may feel like you’re losing your independence, you may not want to leave your home, or you may feel fearful of change and the unknown.

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Topics: Independent Living

Understanding Assisted Living: The Origin Way

Posted by The Origin Team on January 01, 2021 | 4 minute read

It can be an emotional realization when you determine that an aging family member can no longer live alone and may need extra assistance. Many people try to avoid this realization for as long as possible, believing that transitioning into a senior living community could be detrimental to the well-being of their loved one. However, the truth is that senior care and assisted living communities are supportive and positive environments and are often the best place for your loved one to be.

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Topics: Active Aging, Senior Care

How to Improve Lung Health to Support Your Active Lifestyle

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

The involuntary action of breathing is often taken for granted, along with the health of our lungs. We do not think about lung health as much as we do the other parts of leading a healthy, active lifestyle, but this part of the body plays a vital role in our health.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

5 Safety Tips for Online Shopping

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

According to the Government of Canada, “fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians.” This is often due to the idea that older adults can be more trusting and usually have financial savings or property that make them more attractive to scammers.

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Topics: Technology

5 Exercise Ideas to Help You Maintain an Active Lifestyle This Winter

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

Among other things, physical activity is a vital component of maintaining an active lifestyle. When we partake in regular physical activity, our bodies are conditioned to retain strength and mobility.

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Topics: Active Aging

Finding the Right Memory and Dementia Care Community in Canada

Posted by The Origin Team on November 01, 2020 | 6 minute read

Alzheimer Society Canada reports that “564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia, [and] 25,000 new cases of dementia are diagnosed every year.” This equates to 1.1 million Canadians directly or indirectly affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

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Topics: Memory Care

Finding the Right Care: In-Home Care Vs. Community Living

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

Finding the right level of care and type of retirement living that is best for your parent or loved one is a process that requires time and research. One significant thing to consider is if they would benefit more from in-home care versus a senior living community. 

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Topics: Active Aging, Senior Care