What Does a Heart Attack Look Like?

Most of us have a specific idea of what a heart attack looks like: someone feels an abrupt, strong pain that causes them to stop in their tracks and clutch their chest. While some heart attacks do happen suddenly, many start slowly, with pain or discomfort. A person can have symptoms for hours before they … Read More

One in five adults suffer from arthritis, and the majority of these are seniors. For those that live with arthritis every day, the symptoms can be a barrier to doing the hobbies they love. But with management strategies and lifestyle changes, many seniors find that they can continue the activities that bring them hope, purpose … Read More

The holidays can be a time of joy, togetherness and connection. For seniors that are isolated from family and friends, these happy feelings can be replaced with anxiety or depression once the festivities end. Feeling blue after the holidays is not uncommon for older adults – especially for those that are isolated from loved ones, … Read More

Nothing can put a halt to our daily routines and favorite activities like an illness. Staying well is especially critical for the physical and mental health of seniors, but sometimes illness is unavoidable. The mortality rate for severe pneumonia is 20%. Even though pneumonia is a serious illness, it can often be successfully treated at … Read More

Many things change as we get older. Something that we don’t necessarily expect to change is how we sleep. In fact, 46% of adults 65 and older have trouble falling asleep and sleeping well through the night on a regular basis. Insomnia is the most common sleep problem in adults 60 and older. Adults over the … Read More

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly referred to as COPD, is one of the most significant health problems facing adults in the U.S. COPD is a leading cause of death, falling just behind heart disease, cancer, and accidents. Approximately 500,000 Canadians have  been diagnosed with COPD, and it is estimated that an almost equal number … Read More

No matter what age we are, living a life of purpose, connection and joy is critical for our physical and mental wellbeing. For older adults, a variety of obstacles like vision loss, social isolation, mobility problems and memory issues can make enjoying life more difficult. More than 1.8 million Canadians over 60 years of age … Read More

As we age, our body’s natural defenses become less reliable. As a result, seniors are more susceptible to infection – including pneumonia. For Canadian seniors, hospitalization for pneumonia has a greater risk of death compared to any of the other top 10 reasons for hospitalization. Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs … Read More

At any age, our health and wellbeing are enhanced by regularly participating in the events and activities that bring purpose, hope and joy. For seniors, taking part in these activities can be more difficult, but it’s also more important to find a way to participate as we get older. Elderly people who feel younger than … Read More

One of the most important ways that seniors can stay healthy is to make sure they are vaccinated against common, preventable diseases. Over 60 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur in people 65 years and older. Research shows that a number of older adults aren’t getting the vaccines they need to help reduce their risk … Read More

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