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 A Quick Guide to Explain Seniors Housing http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/30/quick-guide-explain-seniors-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-seniors-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 Seniors Housing" title="A Quick Guide to Explain Seniors 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-seniors-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 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing a Retirement Home http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/16/3-pitfalls-avoid-when-choosing-retirement-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/09/16/3-pitfalls-avoid-when-choosing-retirement-home" 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/problem.jpg" alt="3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing a Retirement Home" title="3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing a Retirement Home" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Choosing a retirement community for either a loved one or for oneself is a milestone decision. Sometimes the choices we make are hasty or based on the wrong priorities, and that may lead to backtracking only to repeat the process a second time. So to help you sidestep the wrong decision, we will zero in on three common pitfalls and hopefully help you avoid them!</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/16/3-pitfalls-avoid-when-choosing-retirement-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Retirement Homes Guide Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 783 at http://www.seniorszen.com Ocean Friendly Menu for Seniors http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/09/ocean-friendly-menu-seniors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/09/09/ocean-friendly-menu-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/salmon.jpg" alt="Ocean Friendly Menu for Seniors" title="Ocean Friendly Menu for Seniors" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good nutritional choices are imperative for muscle tone and strong bones, and a diet high in essential vitamins and minerals will help keep illness and disease at bay. One nutritional staple essential to a seniors diet is omega-3 fatty acids, and the best source of omega-3s is fish! But when it comes from the ocean, fish are just the tip of the iceberg; there are loads of healthy options in an ocean friendly seniors menu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/09/ocean-friendly-menu-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Senior Health Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 782 at http://www.seniorszen.com BC Seniors Games September 9-13, 2014 http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/05/bc-seniors-games-september-9-13-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/09/05/bc-seniors-games-september-9-13-2014" 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/bc_seniors.jpg" alt="BC Seniors Games September 9-13, 2014" title="BC Seniors Games September 9-13, 2014" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Less than a month to go until opening ceremonies! Then competitors vie for bragging rights in BCs 27<sup>th</sup> annual Seniors Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/05/bc-seniors-games-september-9-13-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Retirement Retirement Living Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 792 at http://www.seniorszen.com 7 Tips on Preparing Your Loved One to Move to Assisted Living http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/02/7-tips-preparing-your-loved-one-move-assisted-livi <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/09/02/7-tips-preparing-your-loved-one-move-assisted-livi" 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.jpg" alt="7 Tips on Preparing Your Loved One to Move to Assisted Living" title="7 Tips on Preparing Your Loved One to Move to Assisted Living" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The decision to move to assisted living was a big one! Now preparing for the move will likely involve mixed emotions and certainly lots of questions, but one of the most helpful things you can do for your loved one is to keep a positive attitude. They may be feeling some apprehension, or possibly even be questioning whether it was the right decision. To help you make the move a positive experience here are a few straightforward tips for a smooth transition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/09/02/7-tips-preparing-your-loved-one-move-assisted-livi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Caregiver Tips Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 781 at http://www.seniorszen.com SeniorsZen.com Scholarship Winner Announcement http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/29/seniorszencom-scholarship-winner-announcement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/08/29/seniorszencom-scholarship-winner-announcement" 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/IMG_20140826_095918-2.jpg" alt="SeniorsZen.com Scholarship Winner Announcement" title="SeniorsZen.com Scholarship Winner Announcement" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <h2>And The Winner Is...</h2> <p>We are so excited to receive more than 150 submissions to our essay contest on the topic of senior living in Canada. The viewpoints of today&rsquo;s young people on this important subject are remarkably impressive. After careful deliberation, we arrived at a short list of the top ten entries, and in the coming weeks we will publish several of the essays that were particularly impressionable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/29/seniorszencom-scholarship-winner-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:46:27 +0000 szadmin 796 at http://www.seniorszen.com Social Workers' Role in Senior Care http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/26/social-workers-role-senior-care <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/08/26/social-workers-role-senior-care" 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/social%20worker.jpg" alt="Social Workers&#039; Role in Senior Care" title="Social Workers&#039; Role in Senior Care" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>To define the role of the social worker in relation to senior care, it will help to understand who the social worker is in general terms.</p> <p>The focus of a social worker is the welfare of people, families and communities. Social workers act as an advocate, and they help clients learn new skills to help them live effectively and meaningfully. They counsel individuals in need of assistance and connect them with resources within their communities. A social worker protects the vulnerable and ensures that their best interests are upheld.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/26/social-workers-role-senior-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 779 at http://www.seniorszen.com Discounts for Seniors http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/19/discounts-seniors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/08/19/discounts-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/discount.jpg" alt="Discounts for Seniors" title="Discounts for Seniors" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The buzz about businesses eliminating special pricing for senior customers are gaining the attention of shoppers and they&rsquo;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&rsquo;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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/19/discounts-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 778 at http://www.seniorszen.com Seniors Housing Report from CMHC - Canada Highlights http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/12/seniors-housing-report-cmhc-canada-highlights <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/08/12/seniors-housing-report-cmhc-canada-highlights" 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/cmhc.png" alt="Seniors Housing Report from CMHC - Canada Highlights" title="Seniors Housing Report from CMHC - Canada Highlights" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;ve pulled a few highlights from the recent report to share with you!</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/12/seniors-housing-report-cmhc-canada-highlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Senior Living Marketing Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 777 at http://www.seniorszen.com Physical Therapy for Seniors http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/05/physical-therapy-seniors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/08/05/physical-therapy-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/physio2.jpg" alt="Physical Therapy for Seniors" title="Physical Therapy for Seniors" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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!</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/08/05/physical-therapy-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 776 at http://www.seniorszen.com An Appealing Home-Like Option in Senior Living http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/29/appealing-home-option-senior-living <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/07/29/appealing-home-option-senior-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/home.jpg" alt="An Appealing Home-Like Option in Senior Living" title="An Appealing Home-Like Option in Senior Living" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&rsquo;s and dementia patients.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/29/appealing-home-option-senior-living" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 773 at http://www.seniorszen.com Advance Care Plan: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Care Today http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/22/advance-care-plan-preparing-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-care-today <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/07/22/advance-care-plan-preparing-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-care-today" 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/road-to-uluru.jpg" alt="Advance Care Plan: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Care Today" title="Advance Care Plan: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Care Today" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you are finding that managing day-to-day life in your home is becoming difficult, start a conversation about your care needs with your family doctor or nurse practitioner. They are qualified to help you understand the services and supports available to you both in your home and in the community.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/22/advance-care-plan-preparing-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-care-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 772 at http://www.seniorszen.com 5 Tips for Staying Sharp as We Age http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/15/5-tips-staying-sharp-we-age <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/07/15/5-tips-staying-sharp-we-age" 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/2014/10040059.jpg" alt="5 Tips for Staying Sharp as We Age" title="5 Tips for Staying Sharp as We Age" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s no disputing that we all experience forgetfulness at any given time in our lives, and it&rsquo;s not always age related! Forgetting an appointment, misplacing a purse, failing to remember a name, then remembering later usually indicates we have a lot on our plate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/15/5-tips-staying-sharp-we-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alzheimer’s Care Guide Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 771 at http://www.seniorszen.com Commitment to an Age-Friendly British Columbia http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/08/commitment-age-friendly-british-columbia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/07/08/commitment-age-friendly-british-columbia" 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/knight-crane-convergence-lab-1.jpg" alt="Commitment to an Age-Friendly British Columbia" title="Commitment to an Age-Friendly British Columbia" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 &lsquo;age-friendly&rsquo;.&nbsp; 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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/08/commitment-age-friendly-british-columbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Retirement Retirement Living Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 769 at http://www.seniorszen.com Senior-Approved Design Ideas for the Home http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/01/senior-approved-design-ideas-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/07/01/senior-approved-design-ideas-home" 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/green-44.jpeg" alt="Senior-Approved Design Ideas for the Home" title="Senior-Approved Design Ideas for the Home" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/07/01/senior-approved-design-ideas-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Home Care Guide Retirement Living Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 766 at http://www.seniorszen.com Who’s Who in the World of Elder Care? http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/06/24/who%E2%80%99s-who-world-elder-care <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/06/24/who%E2%80%99s-who-world-elder-care" 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/questions-1.jpg" alt="Who’s Who in the World of Elder Care?" title="Who’s Who in the World of Elder Care?" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If the world of senior care is new to you, and there are times you&#39;ve honestly wished for a pocket dictionary as you wade through the lingo, you&#39;re not alone!</p> <p>Whether it&#39;s about hospital life, senior care or retirement living, you&#39;ll come across many different professionals and may wonder about the varying roles they play in caring for you or your loved one.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/06/24/who%E2%80%99s-who-world-elder-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Caregiver Tips Long Term Care Guide Retirement Homes Guide Senior Health Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 764 at http://www.seniorszen.com Is Universal Public Insurance the Answer to Long-Term Care Crisis? http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/06/17/universal-public-insurance-answer-long-term-care-c <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/06/17/universal-public-insurance-answer-long-term-care-c" 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/long-term-insurance.jpg" alt="Is Universal Public Insurance the Answer to Long-Term Care Crisis?" title="Is Universal Public Insurance the Answer to Long-Term Care Crisis?" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are Canadians financially prepared for the possibility of part-time or even long-term care? If you&rsquo;ve been too busy working for a living, or the last thirty years have slipped by all too quickly, you&rsquo;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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/06/17/universal-public-insurance-answer-long-term-care-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Long Term Care Guide Ontario Retirement Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 762 at http://www.seniorszen.com Day Programs Help Seniors Thrive in Spite of Dementia http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/06/10/day-programs-help-seniors-thrive-spite-dementia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/06/10/day-programs-help-seniors-thrive-spite-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.jpg" alt="Day Programs Help Seniors Thrive in Spite of Dementia" title="Day Programs Help Seniors Thrive in Spite of Dementia" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_image_small"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Through the arts, physical activity and dedicated professionals, individuals living with dementia are thriving. Bianca Stern, Executive Director of Canada&rsquo;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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/06/10/day-programs-help-seniors-thrive-spite-dementia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alzheimer’s Care Guide Caregiver Tips Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 761 at http://www.seniorszen.com