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Senior respite care: caring for the caregivers

For the first time in history, Canada’s seniors outnumber children (5.9 million seniors, compared to 5.8 million children). By 2061, there could be as many as 12 million Canadian seniors versus 8 million children aged 14 and under. So, caring for our seniors is going to become a major part of life in Canada. Thanks to the involvement of family, friends …

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Exercise for Seniors

Retirement should be a time when we finally get to spend some quality time on ourselves! To get the most from this exciting next chapter, we need to maintain our strength, energy and general well-being. Guidelines developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) suggest we might only be 150 minutes away from achieving this goal! What do I …

Fruit and Veg nutrition for seniors

Eat well, live well

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, up to 80 percent of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through our life habits, such as eating a healthy diet and being physically active. At The Manor Village, we understand that a well-balanced diet is the cornerstone of a healthy, active lifestyle. Our aim is not just to …

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Cards on the table: how games improve senior health

It’s no secret that keeping active in our senior years has a positive effect on both our physical and mental health. Exercising our minds is just as important. Playing a regular game of Canasta or chess could be key to keeping our brains in tip-top condition. So, dust off that old deck of cards and search out the Scrabble. It’s …

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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 …

Why Wellness works: helping seniors keep healthier for longer

As we age, our capabilities and abilities change, as do our health and mobility. However, it’s sometimes difficult to know just what changes we should make to our lifestyle to ensure we can keep ourselves fitter, healthier and independent for longer. That’s why at The Manor Village at Scottsdale, we have a team dedicated to the Health and Wellness of …