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Best foot forward: why senior foot care is so important

Frequently forgotten or simply neglected, feet are vital for maintaining overall health, well-being and independence. In seniors, foot care is especially important. Initial symptoms of arthritis and diabetes, as well as nerve and circulatory disorders, are often detected in the feet. Foot care for diabetics Seniors with diabetes or circulation problems can have very little feeling in the feet. As …

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Puppy power: how pets are leading the pack to improve senior health

As we enter the Chinese Year of the Dog, Canada’s pet population is increasing. Figures released by the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) in 2017 indicate that cat and dog populations rose significantly between 2014 and 2016. According to the CAHI Programs Director; ‘Overall approximately 41% of Canadian households include at least one dog, and similarly around 37% include at …

Old Stuff for memories

Old stuff day: keeping memories alive

National Old Stuff Day is the day for celebrating old stuff, and rekindling memories! This March 2nd, take some time to gather up your old stuff. That bag of trinkets destined for the charity store might be all your loved ones need to rekindle memories and reconnect with you and your family. Why old stuff matters in memory care More …

Five surprising ways to help seniors in extreme cold weather

Before Christmas, our blog featured tips for seniors on dealing with our usual Canadian winter weather and snowy conditions. Little did we know at that point just how extreme the weather was to turn first in Ontario, and now in Calgary.   -20C and below When temperatures drop below -20C, as it is forecast to do most of this week, …

No need to be lonely this Christmas

Christmas is a time of year when families come together to celebrate, but for older Canadian seniors, it can also be a time of great loneliness. According to Statistics Canada, close to 1.5 million Canadian seniors report feeling lonely. This is particularly true for senior surviving spouses, who having lost their lifelong partner then experience a decreasing circle of friends …

Out and about in winter weather

The first snow fall of winter often prompts us to bring out our winter clothing, turn up the heating, and try to figure out exactly where we stored the snow shovel in the garage! For Canadian seniors, however, the first snows may bring concerns about leaving the house, especially if the weather is changeable. With snow and ice everywhere, and …

Sleep for seniors: more, less or the same?

It’s one of the great health myths that all seniors need more sleep that other generations. Regardless of our age, we all need 7-9 hours of sleep a night to function properly. However, as we grow older, our sleep patterns will change as part of the natural ageing process. Compared to when we were younger, as seniors we will tend …

Spotlight on The Manor Village At Signature Park

As part of our Spotlight series, we feature our Community with Heart in south west Calgary, The Manor Village at Signature Park. Easy living in south west Calgary Retiring to Calgary isn’t just about putting your feet up! At The Manor Village at Signature Park, you can relax in a purpose-built, state of the art senior community with everything you …

Baby boomers, our healthy grandparent generation

As Canada’s baby boomers enter retirement, they are healthier, fitter and more financially prepared than any generation before. They can look forward to years of activity, including significant timespans of “healthy grandparenthood” spent with their grandchildren. A recent study by Western University in London, Ont. showed that the trend for parents to delay parenthood is offset by grandparents being active …

A Happy Halloween in Scottsdale for all ages

As we’re sure you’ve noticed from the store displays here in Scottsdale, Halloween is almost upon us. Our corner of Arizona will be celebrating all weekend long, with a host of events for all ages, including:   The Scottsdale Fall Festival full of spooky fun for al the family in Eldorado Park. The family-friendly Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular, with …