Retirement community living: how to create a budget

Have you recently moved into a seniors’ residence, or do you plan to make the transition in the near future? If so, creating a budget will help you avoid unpleasant surprises, enable you to treat yourself on occasion, and ensure financial security during this chapter of your life. Here’s how to do it. IDENTIFY YOUR […]

5 facts about heat-related illnesses

As heatwaves become increasingly common during the summer, the risk of developing a heat-related illness becomes more likely. Here are five things you should know about conditions such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion. 1. They can present in numerous ways. Symptoms of heat-related illnesses include dizziness, fainting, headache, fatigue, flushed or clammy skin, muscle cramps, […]

Normal aging: what to expect as you get older

From lapses in memory to joint pain and hair loss, a wide range of symptoms are often chalked up to getting old. But which changes are really con­sidered a normal part of the aging process? Here’s some of what you can expect as you get older. A different experience for everyone Aging is a complex […]

4 fantastic outdoor activities for seniors

Spending time in nature has benefits for your mind and body. Here are four outdoor activities that can help you make the most of sunny days. 1. HIKING: Depending on where you live, you can explore trails that wind through forests, wetlands or wide-open meadows. Just make sure the terrain and length of the trail […]

Honouring Canada’s nurses

National Nursing Week takes place this year from May 10 to 16. This annual event celebrates the invaluable contributions these essential workers make to the Canadian health-care system. Nurses provide care and support to patients and their families and are advocates for those in their charge. For these reasons, their efforts deserve to be recognized. […]

3 Tips To Improve Your Circulation

Do your extremities often tingle or feel numb? Do your hands and feet frequently get cold? If so, these and other symptoms could indicate you have poor circulation. Here are three tips to improve blood flow throughout your body. 1. EAT HEALTHY: Opt for food and beverages that are rich in flavonoids, omega-3 and vitamins […]

5 signs that you’re (finally) ready to move

Are you wondering if you should move into a seniors’ residence? Here are five indications it may be time to take this step.  1. Maintaining your property is a burden. Washing windows, clearing leaves, shoveling the driveway, and mowing the lawn can take a toll. If you have to ask for help with most regular […]

9 safety tips for walking in winter

Freezing rain and hard-packed snow create icy conditions that make walking a hazard in winter.   Before you venture outside this season, be sure to follow these nine safety tips to avoid falls and injuries. 1. Maintain a wide stance with your feet about 30 centimetres apart 2. Keep your knees slightly bent to lower your […]

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