Understanding & Combating Social Isolation

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

“The National Seniors Council of Canada defines social isolation as a low quantity and quality of contact with others. A situation of social isolation involves few social contacts and few social roles, as well as the absence of mutually rewarding relationships.” Beyond face-to-face interactions, socialization and quality contact can take the form of virtual encounters with friends and family.

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Topics: Social Wellness

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

Meaningful and Purposeful Gifts for Seniors

Posted by The Origin Team on November 15, 2019 | 5 minute read

While the holiday season is about connecting with family and celebrating traditions, you may also want to show your love and appreciation of family and friends through gift-giving. It can be hard to decide on a gift for the senior in your life, as you may be stuck between several items or have no clue what to grab at all. It’s understandable, as gifts for seniors can be tough to settle on, especially if it’s a gift for a parent. 

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Topics: Social Wellness, Technology

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 & 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

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

Experience Senior Dining at Origin Active Lifestyle Communities

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

A popular question from those looking for an active, senior living community is about the senior dining services provided. Questions like:

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Topics: Independent Living, Social Wellness, Health & Nutrition

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

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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