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.
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.
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.
Retirement living in Canada can mean more time for family, new hobbies, or travel. But, unfortunately, there are myths about senior living communities that lead individuals away from the longevity and freedom retirement homes can provide.
Ageism refers to the stereotypes and differing treatment of people based on their age. Whether you have realized it or not, ageism is everywhere, from internet trends like “Okay, boomer” and the lack of representation in Hollywood to more substantial instances like losing access to benefits or being refused certain healthcare treatments—all because of age.
Topics: Active Aging
As life begins to go back to normal, it’s more obvious now than ever how much of a privilege it is to live an independent, active lifestyle. Your quality of life is defined by being active in your communities, visiting your family, getting outside to enjoy the beautiful weather, and independently exploring what life has to offer.
Moving to a new home or neighbourhood can be an overwhelming process. There are so many things to research and consider, and you want to be as educated as possible before making a decision. Senior living communities are no different; after all, when looking for a senior living community, you are looking for your new life-long home. It’s vital that you feel confident you are making the right choice.
You may have heard of the mind-body connection, but what does it entail? This powerful connection is often referenced from the negative perspective: when our minds feel stressed and worried, we notice consequences in our bodies, and if we don’t treat our bodies well physically, we will feel the effects on our mental health.
At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we believe that the quality of life a person experiences in their later years can drastically improve by staying active and engaged in life. While longevity may seem like something you can’t control, habits that are known to promote a healthy and active lifestyle have also been linked to increased longevity!
Hiking is an experience like no other. Whether you’re climbing a mountain in search of a 360-degree viewpoint, trekking through the woods to find a hidden waterfall, or just strolling through an open field of wildflowers with the sun on your face, going on a hike can instantly brighten your day. Did you know there’s more to hiking than being a fun activity, though? Hiking provides countless benefits to your physical, mental, and cognitive health—making it a comprehensive exercise for wellness.
Topics: Active Aging