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.
Through the arts, physical activity and dedicated professionals, individuals living with dementia are thriving. Bianca Stern, Executive Director of Canada’s first Adult Day program at Baycrest Health Sciences, attests to the benefits of using music and art, and the natural creativity that they inspire, to help adults with dementia to thrive rather than simply survive.