The buzz about businesses eliminating special pricing for senior customers are gaining the attention of shoppers and they’re not afraid to speak their minds! The baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) have never hesitated to speak out on topics close to their hearts, and while they’re not famous for being frugal, they seem satisfied knowing that if they shop smart they rarely need to pay full price for goods and services.
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, or CMHC, is committed to helping all Canadians access quality, affordable and environmentally sustainable housing. CMHC stays at the forefront in researching the housing market, and one of the ways of keeping Canadians informed is through housing reports. The Seniors Housing Report is particularly interesting to us so we’ve pulled a few highlights from the recent report to share with you!
Physical therapy not only helps individuals recover from an injury or accident, it can ease the symptoms of many age related issues including arthritis and stroke. After a fall many seniors require assistance with improving balance, flexibility, strength, and range of motion. The threat of losing independence, pain in performing everyday tasks, and losing the use of limbs and muscles are all motivators for seeking professional help. This is where a Physical Therapist comes in!
What seems to be a new trend in senior living, feels a little like going back to college! Remember those big homes with private suites for each student, where everyone got together in the dining room at mealtimes, or the common living room for movie nights? Well, this home-like setting is gaining interest, particularly with seniors looking for more personal care, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Cities, towns and communities of the world are preparing to take advantage of the opportunities that an aging population will provide, primarily - to become known as ‘age-friendly’. Communities are being encouraged to get onboard with the age-friendly initiative set out by the World Health Organization. To achieve this, challenges will need to be overcome, but in turn everyone benefits.
Designing a senior-friendly home is about maximizing its best features, minimizing obstructions, while creating a calm feeling in a tasteful, inviting environment. To provide you with the most valuable tips for creating a senior friendly home, we scoured home-style pages of adult living publications.
If the world of senior care is new to you, and there are times you've honestly wished for a pocket dictionary as you wade through the lingo, you're not alone!
Whether it's about hospital life, senior care or retirement living, you'll come across many different professionals and may wonder about the varying roles they play in caring for you or your loved one.
Are Canadians financially prepared for the possibility of part-time or even long-term care? If you’ve been too busy working for a living, or the last thirty years have slipped by all too quickly, you’re not alone. Baby boomers have begun reaching retirement age with Generation X to follow; that means the senior demographic in Canada is expected to double in numbers by 2036.