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Helping your Aging Parent Downsize

As we grow older it can be a difficult decision to move or downsize our living space.

This can prove to be a tough time for aging individuals, who are often assisted by their children in the change.

How to Communicate with an aging parent

As parents age they often become more dependent upon family members to care for them and help them complete daily tasks. This loss of independence can lead to emotional conflict within the family, particularly when...

Creating Resolutions You Can Keep

At the start of a new year many people set out goals or New Years Resolutions about what they hope to accomplish in the coming months.

Unfortunately, a large number of those individuals never achieve what they...

Senior’s Profile: VP of Advocacy with CARP talks about the organization’s priorities for change in 2018

As a strong advocate for assisted dying, Wanda Morris has now joined CARP to advocate for the needs of older Canadians.

Recently, SeniorsZen was able to talk to her about what the organization does and what...

Overcoming Social Isolation

Studies have shown that older Canadians are at a higher risk of social isolation than other segments of the population.

Because loneliness and depression can lead to other health problems there has been...

Gift ideas for caregivers

Giving gifts is one of the best parts of the holiday season. But it is not always easy to know what presents will be preferred.

While everyone is unique there are some items that will go far with the...

Top Apps for Seniors

Recent studies have shown that over 40 per cent of seniors own a mobile phone. With digital devices become more prevalent among...

Take the Stress Out of Financial Caregiving

One of the least discussed aspects of caregiving is the financial responsibility it brings.

Financial caregiving can refer to either the amount of money that a caregiver contributes to the well-being of their...

Profile: Canadian Centre for Elder Law National Director Krista James

The BC-based Canadian Centre for Elder Law is an organization that looks at the various ways the law affects the lives of seniors. SeniorsZen recently had an opportunity to talk to the executive director of the...

Dealing with Debt: Debt levels for Canadian Seniors Growing

Over the last few years, economists have been alarmed at the growing rate of debt among Canadian seniors.

More and more people are hitting 65-years of age and still carrying a mortgage or car loan, which is...

A Day to Remember

As the sales of poppies continue across the county, we prepare to mark a solemn day of Remembrance on November 11.

Halloween Treat Tips for Seniors

With trick or treating upon us, it is a good time to look at some of the best goodies and treats you can hand out.

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