Take a Deep Breath: Stress Relief Techniques for Seniors

In many ways, stress is a part of life for all of us. But for seniors, stress can have a larger affect on physical and mental wellness. Having worries and concerns is natural, but it is more important as we get older to practice stress-reduction techniques to manage these thoughts. The great news is that … Read More

While there are many great things about getting older, we also become more susceptible to certain health conditions as our bodies age. One condition seniors have the potential to develop is thyroid disease, which affects the body’s metabolic rate. Early detection and proper treatment of either can help limit the effects of the conditions and … Read More

The recommended daily dose of this vitamin is 90 milligrams for men and 75 milligrams for a woman. For seniors, good eating habits improve physical health, which in turn has a positive effect on mental wellbeing and overall quality of life. Vitamin intake is often an important part of maintaining a healthy diet and getting the necessary nutrients. … Read More

Many people worry that their senior loved ones spend too much time alone, and may be suffering from isolation. But there are many ways for people to stay connected to the older adults in their lives. And, studies show that seniors are physically and mentally healthier when they maintain social connection and foster relationships. It’s … Read More

For many families, starting a discussion with a senior loved one about care needs can be difficult. The Conference Board of Canada has estimated 2.4 million Canadians 65 years and older will need continuing care, both paid and unpaid, by 2026 – a 71% increase since 2011.  And, 9 out of 10 seniors want to … Read More

Readmission after an illness or injury is a serious health issue for seniors. However, it is important for seniors and their loved ones to remember that in many cases, readmission is avoidable and can be prevented with a thoughtful post-hospital care plan. Over 12% of seniors in Canada  who are discharged from the hospital end … Read More

It’s been proven time and again that exercise is good for seniors’ physical and mental health. Regular exercise, even in small amounts, can improve mood, relieve stress and improve health. According to the CDC, four of the five most expensive health conditions older adults face can be prevented or managed with physical activity. But, only … Read More

We all know that we feel better when we eat well. Good eating habits, and being mindful of healthy eating goals, can improve mental and physical health, and give us the energy we need to do the activities we love. Unfortunately, too many seniors are not having their nutritional needs met. Changes in our bodies … Read More

For seniors with memory issues, receiving care while remaining in their home can further enhance their quality of life. This is true for those with minor memory problems that result from age or for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory loss. A familiar environment can reduce confusion and improve mental engagement, and … Read More

For seniors, maintaining social connections and staying in touch with loved ones not only improves quality of life, it improves health. Socially isolated seniors have a 59% greater risk of mental and physical decline than those who do not experience social isolation, and socialization has been shown to slow Alzheimer’s and Dementia patient’s decline. According … Read More

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