Bert, Community Member Spotlight | Whitehorn Village

Posted by The Origin Team on July 22, 2019 | 2 minute read

Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is excited to highlight Bert in our July Community Member Spotlight! Bert moved in with us in April 2014 and has been an exceptional part of our community ever since.

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Topics: Community Member Spotlight

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Discoveries and Milestones

Posted by The Origin Team on July 15, 2019 | 2 minute read

 

As Alzheimer's disease continues to grow and affect more and more people, awareness spreads. With awareness comes a desire to learn and a desire to understand. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities understands this need, and we are happy to be a resource that provides additional information to you and your family.

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Topics: Memory Care, Alzheimer's & Dementia

Senior Transportation: Safety Tips and Options for Active Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on July 01, 2019 | 2 minute read

If you live an active lifestyle, it is safe to assume you still love to travel or drive. Senior transportation is a hot topic right now as more transportation options become available. While the tradition of getting in your car and driving is still strong, driving is changing. An active lifestyle sometimes requires active changes in how you operate, and driving a car is no different.

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Topics: Technology, Active Aging

Corliss, Community Member Spotlight | Swan Evergreen Village

Posted by The Origin Team on June 22, 2019 | 1 minute read

This month, we are excited to highlight, Corliss, a community member with a fantastic story!

Corliss is an Origin Active Lifestyle community member living at Swan Evergreen Village, where he has resided since July 2017. Corliss was born on June 3rd, 1930 on an 80-acre farm in Illinois. He grew up in Illinois, attending school and becoming ordained as a Pastor. Corliss enjoyed playing sports throughout his school years, especially basketball.

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Topics: Community Member Spotlight

3 Reasons to Live at Origin at Longwood

Posted by The Origin Team on June 15, 2019 | 3 minute read

As retirement communities evolve, they become more inclusive to all older adults and continue to add services and amenities that appeal to the public. At Origin at Longwood, our community not only features these amenities, but we also have a focus on enhancing the retirement experience through the Origin way.

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Topics: Social Wellness

The Value of An Active Living Community for Older Adults

Posted by The Origin Team on June 01, 2019 | 3 minute read

As retirement communities begin to focus on enhancing the lifestyle of their community members, the value of living in one of these communities steadily increases. Many older adults are unaware of the luxuries and benefits that Origin can provide to them.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Nutrition

Recognizing 3 Popular Scams that Target Older Adults

Posted by The Origin Team on May 08, 2019 | 3 minute read



As scams continue to evolve and mask themselves as legitimate business practices, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to realize they’re being misled. There are hundreds of scams that use a variety of techniques to retrieve personal information, sell fake products, and steal your finances. Many of scams that are popular today target older adults because they believe they are less likely to be caught.

At Origin, we take scams that target older adults very seriously and want to urge our readers to learn more about the dangers of phishing, misleading schemes, online scams, and fraud. Although we couldn’t possibly list all of the scams that are out there today, we’ve decided to highlight a few that you’re most likely to see so you and your family can protect yourselves when and if the time comes.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Budgeting & Finances

Preparing for Your Doctor Visit

Posted by The Origin Team on May 01, 2019 | 3 minute read



When preparing for a visit to the doctor, remembering all of the things you will need to bring along to the visit can be challenging. On top of that, you’ll also have to present medical history, clinic visits, personal information, and other essential documents upon arrival. Not only is finding and remembering all of this information hard to do, but it’s also frustrating when you’re not prepared.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Nutrition

The Early Stages of Caregiving

Posted by The Origin Team on April 08, 2019 | 2 minute read



When caring for a senior, caregivers deal with unique experiences and situations that define an extensive journey. Between working full-time, balancing family life, and caregiving, it’s common for family caregivers to become overwhelmed with their situation.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Active Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on April 01, 2019 | 3 minute read



Spring cleaning is a difficult task that many people avoid doing. Over the years, things begin to pile up and take up precious space in the home. Eventually, it will come time for those things to be organized, or discarded, if you and the senior in your life value a clean house.

Although the idea of spring cleaning isn’t complicated, the process can easily become overwhelming and frustrating. It can be beneficial to have a few tips that can help expedite your cleaning process and limit the use of harmful chemicals. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities would like you to share these five tips with you and your family to help finish spring cleaning and get back to an active lifestyle!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Caregiving

About Origin Active Lifestyle Blog

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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