SeniorsZen Blog http://www.seniorszen.com/blog We are your free resource for finding local senior housing in Canada. We provide comprehensive information on Retirement Homes, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care, and Home Care in all Canadian provinces and we'll guide you through the process of choosing right senior living options for yourself or your loved ones. Read more about us en Tools and Technologies for Seniors with Low Vision http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/26/tools-and-technologies-seniors-low-vision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/01/26/tools-and-technologies-seniors-low-vision" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/eye-14_0.jpeg" alt="Tools and Technologies for Seniors with Low Vision" title="Tools and Technologies for Seniors with Low Vision" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 faces has become challenging. Depression and fear may result, and without assistance in dealing with vision changes, many people particularly seniors may isolate themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/26/tools-and-technologies-seniors-low-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Senior Health Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 810 at http://www.seniorszen.com Independent and Assisted Living in BC http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/19/independent-and-assisted-living-bc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/01/19/independent-and-assisted-living-bc" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/Victoria-retirement-homes.jpg" alt="Independent and Assisted Living in BC" title="Independent and Assisted Living in BC" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo; residence for full-time care. But the needs of older adults are not that straight forward, and along with living healthier longer lives, many individuals that require assistance with the tasks of daily life, only need it some of the time.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/19/independent-and-assisted-living-bc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide British Columbia Retirement Retirement Homes Guide Senior Living Guides Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 809 at http://www.seniorszen.com How to Select an Assisted Living Facility http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/12/how-select-assisted-living-facility <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/01/12/how-select-assisted-living-facility" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/dreamstimeextrasmall_16458197_0.jpg" alt="How to Select an Assisted Living Facility" title="How to Select an Assisted Living Facility" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/12/how-select-assisted-living-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Caregiver Tips Senior Living Guides Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 808 at http://www.seniorszen.com Checklist to Choosing a Home Care Agency http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/05/checklist-choosing-home-care-agency <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/01/05/checklist-choosing-home-care-agency" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/home-care.jpg" alt="Checklist to Choosing a Home Care Agency" title="Checklist to Choosing a Home Care Agency" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 the life of a loved one. This is where the services of a home care agency can help.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/05/checklist-choosing-home-care-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Home Care Guide Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 807 at http://www.seniorszen.com Best Online Tools for Caregivers http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/29/best-online-tools-caregivers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/12/29/best-online-tools-caregivers" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/dreamstimeextrasmall_897407-2.jpg" alt="Best Online Tools for Caregivers" title="Best Online Tools for Caregivers" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some days you&rsquo;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 searching? Everyone in your circle of family and friends has their own lives to deal with.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/29/best-online-tools-caregivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 806 at http://www.seniorszen.com Alzheimer's: Telling Your Family and Friends http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/22/alzheimers-telling-your-family-and-friends <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/12/22/alzheimers-telling-your-family-and-friends" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/dreamstimeextrasmall_9408240.jpg" alt="Alzheimer&#039;s: Telling Your Family and Friends" title="Alzheimer&#039;s: Telling Your Family and Friends" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You were fearful when the Doctor confirmed you have Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease; but you were also surprised at your own slight sense of relief, and that&rsquo;s normal. Receiving this diagnosis provided an explanation for the symptoms that had been worrying you. Knowing what you are faced with gives you a starting point for learning as much as you possibly can about the diagnosis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/22/alzheimers-telling-your-family-and-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alzheimer’s Care Guide Retirement Homes Guide Retirement Living Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 802 at http://www.seniorszen.com 7 Signs it's Time to Move to Assisted Living http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/15/7-signs-its-time-move-assisted-living <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/12/15/7-signs-its-time-move-assisted-living" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/dreamstimeextrasmall_17689374.jpg" alt="7 Signs it&#039;s Time to Move to Assisted Living" title="7 Signs it&#039;s Time to Move to Assisted Living" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Aging is a sometimes-fearful fact of life. Perhaps you fear the time when you&rsquo;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 when you&rsquo;ve spent the majority of your life caring for others. But if you, or a senior close to you is no longer vibrant and energetic, or seems to be neglectful of their surroundings, even of their own personal care; it could mean that regular assistance is needed.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/15/7-signs-its-time-move-assisted-living" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Caregiver Tips Retirement Homes Guide Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 801 at http://www.seniorszen.com 5 Questions to Ask Caregiver Candidates http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/08/5-questions-ask-caregiver-candidates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/12/08/5-questions-ask-caregiver-candidates" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/dreamstimeextrasmall_16458197.jpg" alt="5 Questions to Ask Caregiver Candidates" title="5 Questions to Ask Caregiver Candidates" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you are entrusting the care of your child or your parent to another individual, finding the right caregiver for a loved one is one of the most important jobs you will ever interview for.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/08/5-questions-ask-caregiver-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 800 at http://www.seniorszen.com 3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/01/3-ways-reduce-your-risk-alzheimer%E2%80%99s <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/12/01/3-ways-reduce-your-risk-alzheimer%E2%80%99s" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/risk.jpg" alt="3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s " title="3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s " width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A cure for Alzheimer&rsquo;s has not yet been found; and popular belief is that there&rsquo;s nothing that can be done to prevent it. But the contrary is true; we can actually reduce our risk of Alzheimer&rsquo;s and other forms of dementia. With a combination of healthy habits and lifestyle choices, while we may not completely prevent Alzheimer&rsquo;s, research shows that we may be able to slow and possibly even reverse the process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/01/3-ways-reduce-your-risk-alzheimer%E2%80%99s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alzheimer’s Care Guide Retirement Homes Guide Senior Health Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 799 at http://www.seniorszen.com Better at Home for B.C. Seniors and Elders http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/24/better-home-bc-seniors-and-elders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/11/24/better-home-bc-seniors-and-elders" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/better_at_home2.jpg" alt="Better at Home for B.C. Seniors and Elders" title="Better at Home for B.C. Seniors and Elders" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Seniors that need a hand with the tasks of day-to-day life and wish to remain connected to their community now have that option. Aging in place in more than sixty BC communities is made possible with help from Better at Home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/24/better-home-bc-seniors-and-elders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Retirement Caregiver Tips Home Care Guide Senior Living Guides Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 798 at http://www.seniorszen.com Complex Care Sounds so… Complex! http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/17/complex-care-sounds-so%E2%80%A6-complex <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/11/17/complex-care-sounds-so%E2%80%A6-complex" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/complex.jpg" alt="Complex Care Sounds so… Complex!" title="Complex Care Sounds so… Complex!" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve heard about home care, extended care, long-term care and residential care. You might have heard a little about intermediate care and even campuses of care. To make things even more complicated, there&rsquo;s &lsquo;complex care&rsquo;!</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/17/complex-care-sounds-so%E2%80%A6-complex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Caregiver Tips Long Term Care Guide Senior Living Guides Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 797 at http://www.seniorszen.com Three Ways to Start the Talk About Assisted Living http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/10/three-ways-start-talk-about-assisted-living <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/11/10/three-ways-start-talk-about-assisted-living" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/seniors.jpg" alt="Three Ways to Start the Talk About Assisted Living" title="Three Ways to Start the Talk About Assisted Living" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Talking with our parents about subjects relating to aging can be tough. If their health is declining, or they are starting to need assistance with the tasks of daily life, it&rsquo;s likely to be even more difficult. You may anticipate that they will resist or refuse to accept that they need a hand. You may hesitate in talking about assisted living, knowing that they will feel sadness or stress at the thought of leaving the home they&rsquo;ve always known.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/10/three-ways-start-talk-about-assisted-living" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Retirement Living Senior Living Guides Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 795 at http://www.seniorszen.com 5 Ways to Manage Sundowner’s Syndrome http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/03/5-ways-manage-sundowner%E2%80%99s-syndrome <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/11/03/5-ways-manage-sundowner%E2%80%99s-syndrome" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/meet-the-sundowners.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Manage Sundowner’s Syndrome" title="5 Ways to Manage Sundowner’s Syndrome" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sundowner&rsquo;s syndrome is also referred to as sundowning or sundown syndrome, and it affects nearly twenty percent of people with dementia including Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/03/5-ways-manage-sundowner%E2%80%99s-syndrome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Senior Health Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 794 at http://www.seniorszen.com 5 Reasons Why Fish Oil is Good for Seniors http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/28/5-reasons-why-fish-oil-good-seniors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/10/28/5-reasons-why-fish-oil-good-seniors" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/fish-oil-caps-1.jpg" alt="5 Reasons Why Fish Oil is Good for Seniors" title="5 Reasons Why Fish Oil is Good for Seniors" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is much discussion about fish oils and the health benefits of including them in your daily diet; in fact fish oils are one of the best-selling nutritional supplements on the market today! Whether age eight or eighty, Canadians and Americans alike benefit by adding fatty fish such as wild Alaskan salmon, Arctic char, mackerel and sardines to their meal plans. But why are fish and fish oils of interest particularly to seniors?</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/28/5-reasons-why-fish-oil-good-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 793 at http://www.seniorszen.com 7 Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/21/7-safety-tips-seniors-living-alone <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/10/21/7-safety-tips-seniors-living-alone" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/leaf_by%20seyed%20mostafa%20zamani.jpg" alt="7 Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone" title="7 Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Living alone is often the first choice for seniors. There&rsquo;s a certain peace of mind to spending your retirement in the place you&rsquo;ve called home for years or even decades. But there are safety concerns that go along with being a sole occupant. Here are a few common-sense tips and safety precautions for seniors, or anyone, that is living alone. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/21/7-safety-tips-seniors-living-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Retirement Living Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 790 at http://www.seniorszen.com Coping with Behaviors of Dementia http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/14/coping-behaviors-dementia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/10/14/coping-behaviors-dementia" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/dementia_0.jpg" alt="Coping with Behaviors of Dementia" title="Coping with Behaviors of Dementia" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Changes in behaviour are one of the most challenging aspects of neurological conditions including dementia. Understanding changes and typical behaviors will help families and care teams respond in a way that enhances rather than takes away from the quality of life of the individual. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/14/coping-behaviors-dementia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alzheimer’s Care Guide Senior Health Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 789 at http://www.seniorszen.com How Often to Visit…? http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/07/how-often-visit%E2%80%A6 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/10/07/how-often-visit%E2%80%A6" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/doctor-themed-cupcakes-2.jpg" alt="How Often to Visit…?" title="How Often to Visit…?" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The older we get, the quicker time slips by. It seems like you just visited the doctor and they&rsquo;re calling to schedule a checkup. Then don&rsquo;t forget about the optometrist for an update to your prescription glasses, and after that it will be just about time to get your pearly whites polished once again! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/07/how-often-visit%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 788 at http://www.seniorszen.com A Quick Guide to Explain Senior Housing http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/30/quick-guide-explain-senior-housing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/09/30/quick-guide-explain-senior-housing" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/assisted-living-bc.jpg" alt="A Quick Guide to Explain Senior Housing" title="A Quick Guide to Explain Senior Housing" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If wading through the options in seniors&rsquo; housing is making you feel a little like you&rsquo;re lost in the woods, you are not alone. The terms commonly used to refer to retirement homes and seniors&rsquo; communities vary by province. An understanding of what&rsquo;s what in seniors&rsquo; housing will help you avoid confusion and even side-step awkward situations that could arise simply from not knowing where to begin your search.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/30/quick-guide-explain-senior-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Retirement Homes Guide Retirement Living Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 787 at http://www.seniorszen.com International Day of Older Persons, October 1, 2014 http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/26/international-day-older-persons-october-1-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/09/26/international-day-older-persons-october-1-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/international.jpg" alt="International Day of Older Persons, October 1, 2014" title="International Day of Older Persons, October 1, 2014" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In December 1990 the United Nations General Assembly declared October 1<sup>st</sup> as &lsquo;International Day of Older Persons&rsquo;.</p> <p>Jump ahead twelve years to 2002, when the UN adopted the Madrid International Plan of Action on Aging.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/26/international-day-older-persons-october-1-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 791 at http://www.seniorszen.com 5 Ways to Improve Your Eye Health http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/23/5-ways-improve-your-eye-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/09/23/5-ways-improve-your-eye-health" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_image_small_linked"><img src="http://www.seniorszen.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image_small/blog-images/2014/eye-14.jpeg" alt="5 Ways to Improve Your Eye Health" title="5 Ways to Improve Your Eye Health" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s never too soon to start protecting your eyes. If you are fortunate enough to have retained good vision into your senior years, you&rsquo;re probably doing something right! But don&rsquo;t take your eyes for granted; did you know that there are many common-sense habits you can get into to help you keep and even improve the health of your eyes?</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/23/5-ways-improve-your-eye-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 786 at http://www.seniorszen.com