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 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 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