Fall prevention exercises that seniors can do at home

Seniors lose muscle strength as they age, which can make them more susceptible to falling. Additionally, their reflexes slow down, so it makes it harder to regain their balance if they do fall. About 36 million seniors fall each year, resulting in over 32,000 deaths. One in 5 falls causes an injury, such as a […]

Tips to help seniors fall asleep

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Half of senior Americans have difficulty sleeping some nights while more than one-third require medication to aid in sleeping. These medications can have several side effects including urinary retention, constipation, and confusion. Other sleep aids may only lengthen sleep by 15 minutes but have other side effects. To foster better and healthy sleep for seniors, […]

How to download apps on an iPhone or Android phone

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To download an app on an iPhone: 1. Open the App Store, which is a blue icon with a white “A” in the center, by tapping on it. 2. In the bottom right corner of the screen, tap on the magnifying glass. 3. Click under the “Search” bar and type in the app you want […]

How to improve the brain health of seniors

The brain is one of, if not the most important organ in the body. Therefore, it is crucial to take care of it as we age. According to a study published in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, nearly 750,000 Canadians live with cognitive impairment, which is a reduction in the ability to think clearly, remember, and […]

Healthy eating for seniors

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Decreased appetite in seniors is common and due to the many changes that occur as people age. Sedentary males over the age of 70 require about 2,000 calories daily, while sedentary females aged 70 and older require approximately 1,600 calories per day. These numbers increase for active seniors. Here are some tips for healthy eating […]

How seniors can stay active and healthy

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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 […]

How to make your home safe and accessible for seniors

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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 […]

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 […]