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Managing Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common concern for older adults.  According to Statistics Canada, two thirds of people over the age of 65 have high blood pressure. Controlling your blood pressure is important to help ward off more serious heart disease. By managing your blood pressure, you can mitigate the risk and continue to live…

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Thinking about selling your home? Like many people, you may find it difficult parting with your home. Perhaps your kids grew up in your home. Or maybe you’ve lived in your home so many years it feels odd to consider anywhere else. Once you’ve made the decision to move, here are some tips to get…

Finding the Right Shoes

Finding the right shoes that are comfortable and allow you to best do your daily activities and stay active can be tricky. As we age, foot wear becomes more important because we can lose the protective layers of fat from the bottoms of our feet. This may cause more impact from your heels to the…

Senior Apps – Games to Improve Memory

We’ve heard it before: Brain training games can improve cognitive function. But is it really true? Though there is a great deal of research to suggest that memory games can improve cognitive ability, there is still additional research to be done to understand this phenomenon more fully. According to one study conducted by the Mayo…

Normal Memory Loss Versus Dementia

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness month!  According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, Every year another 25,000 people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia across our country. Additionally, nearly 40% of those over the age of 65 report some form of memory loss or cognitive aging. It’s important to know the symptoms of…

DISCOVER YOUR VOLUNTEERING POTENTIAL!

Did you know that helping people creates endorphins, the chemical inside you that makes you happy? Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and keep busy if you are looking for a way to remain productive in your retirement years. Aside from helping a great cause, it is an opportunity to…

Healthy Holiday Food Choices

There are so many reasons to look forward to the holiday season. Perhaps it’s one of the only times you get to spend with loved ones, or maybe you’re looking forward to having time off work. And then – the holiday gatherings! With so many holiday goodies, it’s easy to forget those healthy eating habits.…

Snowbird Travel Locations

Looking to get out during the Winter months? Whether you’re looking for a short trip, or a place to settle for a few months out of the year, we’ve compiled a list of popular Canadian snowbird travel locations. Check them out! 1. Florida The warmer, southern U.S. States are great for getting more sunshine, while…

How to Combat the Winter Blues

Many people experience a mood change during the winter seasons, sometimes dubbed the “winter blues”. The “winter blues” are often attributed to a medical condition called “Seasonal affective disorder”. This condition is a depression which strikes during winter months caused by a lack of sunlight. The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that 3% of adults…

Upcoming Holiday Activities and Events in Vancouver

The holiday season is fast approaching! Looking for a festive activity to do on a winter day, here in Vancouver? Here’s a list of activities for you and your family to enjoy. Ice Skating at Robson Square Looking for a fun and thrift activity downtown? Rentals are $4.00, and admission is free. Skating runs from…