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How to improve the brain health of seniors

Many seniors have probably heard of the adage “use it or lose it.” This is referring to the need to continually engage in and practice a certain ability or you will risk losing it. As we age, both our mental and physical abilities can decrease. The brain is one of, if not the most important […]

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Healthy eating for seniors

Healthy eating is an integral part of aging well. Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet can provide essential energy and nutrients to maintain health, lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and prevent bone and muscle loss which can reduce the risk of falling or breaking bones. Decreased appetite in seniors […]

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How seniors can stay active and healthy

Exercise is essential for maintaining your health and well-being. Reduced physical activity is typically one component of aging and this can result in a loss of strength, agility, and mobility. Although there are concerns regarding seniors exercising, the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle outweigh the risks. Exercise can increase your mental health because […]

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How to make your home safe and accessible for seniors

According to a study done by the Federal Housing Administration, just under 90% of people approaching retirement want to stay in their homes as they age. However, as we age, daily tasks that were once performed without any thought can become difficult to accomplish and even dangerous. The risk of tripping increases while mobility decreases […]

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Smartphone tips for seniors

For most of us, using a smartphone is second nature. Over 87% of Canadians currently own a smartphone and a recent poll found that nearly two-thirds of seniors in Canada now own one, up 7% from last year. This is in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where seniors have increased their use of […]