Family together for Family Day Calgary 2019

Senior fun for Family Day

Family Day is here again! Aimed at celebrating the values of family and home, Alberta held the very first Family Day in 1990. It’s one weekend when we should all get the chance to spend a little more quality time with our loved ones. But what about those who don’t have close family? This year, why not embrace the true …

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Winter wellbeing for seniors

The freezing temperatures of a Canadian winter can certainly be challenging. Keeping seniors safe and healthy, especially those already suffering from chronic medical conditions or living in poorly insulated homes, can be a worry. So, it’s time to take a few simple precautions to transform the Big Chill into a winter wonderland to enjoy. Get prepared Getting prepared before winter …

Resolution for New Year

New Year Resolutions

When it comes to New Year resolutions, vowing to exercise more, lose weight or “just get healthier” are repeatedly top of the list. But according to an Ipsos poll, 73% of Canadians who set New Year’s resolutions will eventually end up breaking them. As seniors, resolutions which keep our minds and bodies active, whilst motivating us to get out and …

Cheese on toast

Senior diet and nutrition: not just cheese on toast

Are you: Concerned that a senior family member seems to have lost their interest in cooking? Constantly freeing their fridge from items that are way past their best? Worried that your senior parents or relatives are not eating enough – or eating a poor diet? It’s common for metabolism and appetite to change as we age, but it is also …

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Senior health news roundup

This week we’ve been taking a look at what senior health issues have been making the headlines around the globe. Here’s our selection of the senior health stories that caught our eye. Doggy power! According to a new study in the US, seniors who regularly walk dogs have better health and get more exercise. Researchers at Miami University, Ohio and …

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Never too old to learn something new

It’s long been recognized that keeping fit improves both our physical and mental health. But how many of us spend as much time exercising our minds as our bodies? Research continues to show that learning something new in older age is fulfilling, and can be life-changing.   Reaping the benefits Recent studies show that learning a new skill in later …