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Quebec Seniors’ Residences Leases

Changes to Leases are in Effect for Quebec Seniors’ Residences

Do you rent an apartment or house, or live in a private retirement home in Quebec? Or are you planning to?  If so, you should know that there is a new law, named Regulation respecting mandatory lease forms and...

2015 Seniors Community Grant Program in Ontario

2015 Seniors Community Grant Program in Ontario Is Open for Applications - for 33 More Days!

The Chicago Tribune called Stratford’s 2014 production of King Lear “heartwrenching” and “superb.” And members of the Toronto seniors group Act Your Age did not have to dig deep into...

Before Taking Your Tylenol – What You Should Now

Before Taking Your Tylenol – What You Should Now

Most of us have our favorite pain medications in the medicine cabinet, and chances are good that a bottle of Tylenol is among them. Right next to the Tylenol we may have our Nyquil®, possibly a bottle of Formula...

Helen Mirren

Age Beautifully and Positively!

It’s not all about being young, being a teen or being under age 40! In fact we can all name at least three individuals who seem to get better with age! Take Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis and John Travolta; three...

Is Chocolate Good for Your Brain?

Is Chocolate Good for Your Brain?

If there were one delicious treat that could also be good for you, many of us would vote for chocolate! Besides craving it, chocolate is the topic of many a love song and poem, and it’s even held up on a...

Tools and Technologies for Seniors with Low Vision

Tools and Technologies for Seniors with Low Vision

It is estimated that nearly 3 million Americans and approximately 800,000 Canadians live with low vision. Impacts of low vision may be that daily activities like reading, writing, caring for others, or recognizing...

Independent and Assisted Living in BC

Independent and Assisted Living in BC

You may remember a time when seniors had two living options. The first option was remaining in your home, and the alternative was relocating to a seniors’ residence for full-time care. But the needs of older...

How to Select an Assisted Living Facility

How to Select an Assisted Living Facility

Assisted Living is well suited to individuals who do not need round the clock nursing help, and are able to live independently knowing that assistance is available when needed. 

Checklist to Choosing a Home Care Agency

Checklist to Choosing a Home Care Agency

Recovering from surgery or living with a long-term illness is almost always challenging. However, being in the familiar surroundings of home can help ease the stress during an otherwise difficult time in your life or...

Best Online Tools for Caregivers

Best Online Tools for Caregivers

Some days you’ve got it all under control! But then there are those days, and all caregivers have them, when your day is a chain reaction of disasters. You could use a little help but where do you begin...

Alzheimer's: Telling Your Family and Friends

Alzheimer's: Telling Your Family and Friends

You were fearful when the Doctor confirmed you have Alzheimer’s disease; but you were also surprised at your own slight sense of relief, and that’s normal. Receiving this diagnosis provided an explanation...

7 Signs it's Time to Move to Assisted Living

7 Signs it's Time to Move to Assisted Living

Aging is a sometimes-fearful fact of life. Perhaps you fear the time when you’ll need a hand with the basics like making meals or cleaning the house. You might fear the thought of someone else caring for you...

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