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 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

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 Services 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

The Value of An Active Living Community for Older Adults

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

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

Recognizing 3 Popular Scams that Target Older Adults

Posted by The Origin Team on May 08, 2019 | 3 minute read



As scams continue to evolve and mask themselves as legitimate business practices, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to realize they’re being misled. There are hundreds of scams that use a variety of techniques to retrieve personal information, sell fake products, and steal your finances. Many of scams that are popular today target older adults because they believe they are less likely to be caught.

At Origin, we take scams that target older adults very seriously and want to urge our readers to learn more about the dangers of phishing, misleading schemes, online scams, and fraud. Although we couldn’t possibly list all of the scams that are out there today, we’ve decided to highlight a few that you’re most likely to see so you and your family can protect yourselves when and if the time comes.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Budgeting & Finances

Preparing for Your Doctor Visit

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



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

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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