Shopping for seniors who often have everything—or who are working on downsizing— can particularly difficult. Don’t worry. There are plenty of holiday gifts that take up little or no space, yet are big on uplifting a senior’s spirits.

Winter safety for Toronto’s seniors: winter—for many, a season of cold winds, ice, snow and isolation—is an especially important time for family, friends, neighbors and caregivers to keep a caring eye on seniors to make sure they are safe, doing well and have what they need.

It is important for Toronto families to talk to their senior loved ones about the signs of Alzheimer’s. As of 2016, there are an estimated 564,000 Canadians living with dementia – plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

Toronto respite care benefits Toronto seniors and their family caregivers. In a study, 60% of family caregivers, ages 19-64, reported “fair or poor” health and one or more chronic conditions or disabilities, compared with only 33% of non-caregivers.

Numerous studies on the effects of alcohol consumption in seniors indicate that moderate drinking by seniors can have a positive impact on general health. However, there is also a concern that heavy drinking can have adverse effects, and that alcohol abuse is often missed in the senior population.

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