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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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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

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 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

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

4 of the Best Vitamins for Seniors

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

Vitamins and proper nutrition are important throughout our lives, but as we age, our body’s needs change. Our metabolism can shift, and it’s essential to ensure we get the right vitamins and minerals in order to stay active and healthy as older adults.

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

4 Ways to Help Beat Cabin Fever This Winter Season

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

Canadians are used to cold, long, and sometimes brutal winters. While the frost and snow can be beautiful, poor weather conditions make venturing outdoors a challenge. For this reason, cabin fever can start to develop as we find ourselves indoors for more extended periods of time.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

What to Look for When Touring an Active, Senior Living Community

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

Before visiting an active, senior living community, it is important to do your research and plan what to look out for during your tour. Below, we equip you with the right questions to ask, what to pay extra attention to, and how to stay objective when touring for your next home. You deserve the best, so prepare yourself to find the best!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging

Why You Should Choose an Independent Living Community

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

While some older adults are opting to stay in their homes through their retirement years, many are considering independent living communities. Homeownership can be fantastic, but, as we age, the experience can be marred down by maintenance and chores. Retirement should be about enjoying your time, and moving into an independent living community can help place you on that track.

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Topics: Independent Living, Social Wellness, Active Aging

Winter Safety: 5 Tips to Ensure a Safer Season

Posted by The Origin Team on November 01, 2019 | 4 minute read

During the winter months, ice, snow, and colder temperatures can make day-to-day activities difficult for anyone. These harsh elements can make trekking outdoors a hazard, traveling a challenge, and can negatively impact your overall mood.

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Topics: Independent Living, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition