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

4 Tips to Increasing Longevity

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

At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we believe that the quality of life people experience in their later years can drastically improve by staying active and engaged in life. While increasing your longevity may seem difficult, some habits promote a healthy and active lifestyle that can also help increase your longevity!

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Topics: Independent Living, Social Wellness, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

The Importance of Relationship Building and Living a Socially Active Lifestyle

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

An active lifestyle accompanied by socialization are two significant elements of happiness. At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we understand the value of socialization amongst seniors. While it can be challenging to get out and meet new people, relationship building is incredibly important and something we promote at our adult active living communities! 

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Topics: Independent Living, Social Wellness, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

The Modern Retirement Age: When and How to Plan

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

The modern retirement age has evolved, and this change has caused many older adults to shift their retirement plans and start to reimagine their retirement. Senior living communities, like Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, have shifted, as well; providing high-quality services and amenities, and upping the quality of life for their residents by encouraging an active lifestyle. 

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Topics: Active Aging, Budgeting & Finances

3 Tips for Enjoying a Healthy & Active Lifestyle This Summer

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

With summer upon us, you will likely be spending more time outdoors than usual. As summer brings great, clear weather, it also brings higher temperatures. An active lifestyle during the summer can be a bit harder to maintain due to heatwaves, but that shouldn’t stop you! 

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Topics: Social Wellness, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

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

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

Eduard, Community Member Spotlight | Origin at Spring Creek

Posted by The Origin Team on March 15, 2019 | 1 minute read

This month, Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is excited to feature an Origin at Spring Creek community member, Eduard, in our March Community Member Spotlight!

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Topics: Active Aging, Community Member Spotlight

Elizabeth, Community Member Spotlight | Whitehorn Village

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



This month, Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is excited to feature our Whitehorn Village community member, Elizabeth, in our Community Member Spotlight!

Elizabeth grew up in Germany and at 5 years old, remembers going through the struggles and hardships of WWII in Berlin. She recalls how difficult it was once the war ended – “everyone was starting from nothing and had access to very little food.” Once Americans were allowed to fly food into Germany, Elizabeth says “the food didn’t taste good at all; freeze dried eggs and canned corned beef, but it was better than nothing!”

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Topics: Active Aging, Community Member Spotlight

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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