The Value of An Active Living Community for Older Adults

Posted by The Origin Team on June 01, 2019

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

Preparing for Your Doctor Visit

Posted by The Origin Team on May 01, 2019



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

Nourish Your Body & Spirit with Evergreen Salon and Spa

Posted by The Origin Team on March 08, 2019



Typically, overall wellness encompasses seven areas: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental, and occupational. Physical health is perhaps the dimension most commonly associated with wellness, but Origin Active Lifestyle Communities wants community members to flourish in all areas of wellness. One way to assist with this is through our Evergreen Salon and Spa!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Nutrition

Recognizing Anxiety in Older Adults

Posted by The Origin Team on March 01, 2019



According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), “more than 1.8 million people over 60 years of age were living with a mental health problem or illness in Canada in 2016.” The term “mental disorder” can encompass a variety of conditions including anxiety disorders, and like a physical ailment, mental health problems can worsen without proper treatment.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Nutrition

New Technology in Senior Care

Posted by The Origin Team on February 08, 2019



Origin
designs, developments, and operates innovative, industry-leading, active lifestyle communities throughout Canada. Our goal is to always stay up-to-date with the changes and new technologies introduced to the senior living industry to continually improve our level of senior care. 

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Topics: Technology, Health & Nutrition

Maintaining Proper Senior Nutrition

Posted by The Origin Team on February 01, 2019

 

Healthy eating promotes healthy aging, but you must to understand that, as we age, the body’s nutrition needs change. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities understands the importance of senior nutrition which means the need for calories decreases while the demand for nutrients increases.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Soul Café

Get Fit with Origin Active Lifestyle Communities

Posted by The Origin Team on January 01, 2019

Exercise and physical activity are vital for everyone – whatever your age. Exercise maintains your health, supports weight loss, prevents injuries, and can even lower the risk of heart disease. At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we know that staying active can dramatically increase the quality of life as we age. However, staying active can also become more challenging the older we become.

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Topics: Independent Living, Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

Creating Clean, Nutrient-Dense Meals

Posted by The Origin Team on December 15, 2018

Recent studies show that “only 1/3 of Canadians eat plant-based proteins like legumes, nuts and seeds.” At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we are changing that statistic for our community members. There is extensive research that shows that eating un-processed, nutrient dense foods, such as plant-based proteins, improves overall health. Whole foods can help to decrease the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, as well as certain types of cancer.

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition, Chef Spotlight

3 Tips for Travelling with a Senior

Posted by The Origin Team on October 15, 2018

Origin Active Lifestyle Communities believe all seniors should lead full and active lives. We are advocates for active living, and this includes remaining culturally active by pushing your boundaries by trying new things. Travelling is a great way to experience new and different cultures of food, languages, music, and more! 

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Topics: Active Aging, Health & Nutrition

Why Shopping Benefits Senior Health

Posted by The Origin Team on September 15, 2018

Every day, older adults continue to break the stereotype that seniors live “passive and uneventful lives.” Today’s seniors are active, integrated participants in their communities and these interactions are contributing to their overall wellbeing. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities know that staying active can dramatically increase our quality of life as we age, and researchers agree!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Nutrition

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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