SeniorsZen Blog https://www.seniorszen.com/blog Find free comprehensive information on Retirement Homes, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care, and Home Care in all Canadian provinces. Choose the right senior living options for yourself or your loved ones with SeniorsZen guide. en Gardening Tips for Small Spaces https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2018/05/15/gardening-tips-small-spaces <p>Gardening has become a favourite pastime for many Canadians.</p> <p>When it comes to retirement, one of the concerns about moving to a smaller home has been the loss of a loved hobby.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2018/05/15/gardening-tips-small-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 15 May 2018 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1045 at https://www.seniorszen.com Focusing on Palliative Care in Canada https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2018/05/08/focusing-palliative-care-canada <p>Just months after Bill C-277, the Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act, came into effect, the country celebrates National Palliative Care Week to continue to conversation.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2018/05/08/focusing-palliative-care-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 08 May 2018 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1044 at https://www.seniorszen.com Movement for Life - Top Submission for 2018 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2018/03/02/movement-life-top-submission-2018-seniorszen-schol <p>SeniorsZen is pleased to announce the winner of our 5th annual scholarship. It was a difficult decision to choose winners from the excellent essays and infographics we received from students all across Canada. Students were asked to either write an essay or create an infographic discussing senior living in Canada. The 2018 winner is:</p> <p><strong>Kelly Offer</strong> &ndash; Kelly is in her final term at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, ON. Kelly&rsquo;s essay highlights the common misconceptions about what seniors can accomplish and how often those misconceptions are incorrect. &nbsp;As Kelly quotes in her essay, &ldquo;We just need to give them the opportunity to shine&rdquo;.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2018/03/02/movement-life-top-submission-2018-seniorszen-schol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Sat, 03 Mar 2018 01:46:12 +0000 chandra 1042 at https://www.seniorszen.com Creating Resolutions You Can Keep https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2018/01/02/creating-resolutions-you-can-keep <p>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.</p> <p>Unfortunately, a large number of those individuals never achieve what they set out to do.</p> <p>But it doesn&rsquo;t have to be that way.</p> <p>With some tips and dedication, you can make this the year you&rsquo;ve always wanted.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2018/01/02/creating-resolutions-you-can-keep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000 chandra 1040 at https://www.seniorszen.com Senior’s Profile: VP of Advocacy with CARP talks about the organization’s priorities for change in 2018 https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/12/26/senior%E2%80%99s-profile-vp-advocacy-carp-talks-about-orga <p>As a strong advocate for assisted dying, Wanda Morris has now joined CARP to advocate for the needs of older Canadians.</p> <p>Recently, SeniorsZen was able to talk to her about what the organization does and what they hope to accomplish in 2018.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/12/26/senior%E2%80%99s-profile-vp-advocacy-carp-talks-about-orga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000 chandra 1035 at https://www.seniorszen.com Overcoming Social Isolation https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/12/19/overcoming-social-isolation <p>Studies have shown that older Canadians are at a higher risk of social isolation than other segments of the population.</p> <p>Because loneliness and depression can lead to other health problems there has been significant attention paid to battling isolation, particularly for older individuals.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/12/19/overcoming-social-isolation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Senior Health Senior Living News Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000 chandra 1036 at https://www.seniorszen.com Gift ideas for caregivers https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/12/12/gift-ideas-caregivers <p>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.</p> <p>While everyone is unique there are some items that will go far with the caregivers in your life. Here are some tips for getting the right gift for that person who gives so much of themselves.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/12/12/gift-ideas-caregivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000 chandra 1034 at https://www.seniorszen.com Top Apps for Seniors https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/12/05/top-apps-seniors <p>Recent <a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/08/01/seniors-embracing-digital-world">studies </a>have shown that over 40 per cent of seniors own a mobile phone. With digital devices become more prevalent among older Canadians so too are apps.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/12/05/top-apps-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000 chandra 1033 at https://www.seniorszen.com Take the Stress Out of Financial Caregiving https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/11/28/take-stress-out-financial-caregiving <p>One of the least discussed aspects of caregiving is the financial responsibility it brings.</p> <p>Financial caregiving can refer to either the amount of money that a caregiver contributes to the well-being of their family member or the role they take on as manager of the family member&rsquo;s finances.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/11/28/take-stress-out-financial-caregiving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000 chandra 1032 at https://www.seniorszen.com Profile: Canadian Centre for Elder Law National Director Krista James https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/11/21/profile-canadian-centre-elder-law-national-directo <p>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 organization, Krista James, about the role they play in implementing changes in the law and also the ways seniors can become more savvy when it comes to legal issues.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/11/21/profile-canadian-centre-elder-law-national-directo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000 chandra 1027 at https://www.seniorszen.com Dealing with Debt: Debt levels for Canadian Seniors Growing https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/11/14/dealing-debt-debt-levels-canadian-seniors-growing <p>Over the last few years, economists have been alarmed at the growing rate of debt among Canadian seniors.</p> <p>More and more people are hitting 65-years of age and still carrying a mortgage or car loan, which is inhibiting them from enjoying their lives.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/11/14/dealing-debt-debt-levels-canadian-seniors-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000 chandra 1026 at https://www.seniorszen.com A Day to Remember https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/11/06/day-remember <p>As the sales of poppies continue across the county, we prepare to mark a solemn day of Remembrance on November 11.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/11/06/day-remember" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1022 at https://www.seniorszen.com Halloween Treat Tips for Seniors https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/31/halloween-treat-tips-seniors <p>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.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/31/halloween-treat-tips-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1018 at https://www.seniorszen.com Smart Homes Helping Caregivers Monitor Seniors https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/24/smart-homes-helping-caregivers-monitor-seniors <p>Smart Home technology has been helping make life easier for caregivers by introducing features to monitor seniors living alone.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/24/smart-homes-helping-caregivers-monitor-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1017 at https://www.seniorszen.com Profile: Western University Researcher Carri Hand Discovers Ways Seniors Impact their Neighbourhoods https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/17/profile-western-university-researcher-carri-hand-d <p>Western University professor and researcher Carri Hand has discovered some thought-provoking ways that seniors shape their neighbourhoods. &nbsp;</p> <p>SeniorsZen was able to catch up with her and discuss the results of her research, which was conducted in neighbourhoods of London, Ontario.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/17/profile-western-university-researcher-carri-hand-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1014 at https://www.seniorszen.com Staying Warm this Winter: Cold Weather Tips for Seniors https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/10/staying-warm-winter-cold-weather-tips-seniors <p>With winter heading our way it is time to prepare to stay safe and warm during those cold Canadian months.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/10/staying-warm-winter-cold-weather-tips-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1011 at https://www.seniorszen.com Inforgraphic - Canadian Senior Living - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/10/inforgraphic-canadian-senior-living-top-submission <p>Please enjoy one of the top infographics submitted for&nbsp;2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by <strong>Gian Carlo Alix</strong>, <strong>&ldquo;Canadian Senior Living&rdquo;</strong>:</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/10/inforgraphic-canadian-senior-living-top-submission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 975 at https://www.seniorszen.com Majority of BC Seniors Happy with Care Homes https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/04/majority-bc-seniors-happy-care-homes <p>An in-depth survey into the satisfaction of seniors with their care homes in British Columbia has shown over half of seniors consider the homes very good or excellent.</p> <p>The survey, which was undertaken by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, found that 83 per cent of seniors felt the home care staff knew what they were doing and 80 per cent of respondents stated they were getting the services they need.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/04/majority-bc-seniors-happy-care-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1009 at https://www.seniorszen.com What to do on Thanksgiving When Your Family is Far Away https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/03/what-do-thanksgiving-when-your-family-far-away <p>Sometimes family just can&rsquo;t get away to celebrate the holidays with you but that doesn&rsquo;t mean you need to be down on Thanksgiving weekend.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/10/03/what-do-thanksgiving-when-your-family-far-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1005 at https://www.seniorszen.com Celebrate Seniors this October 1 https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/09/26/celebrate-seniors-october-1 <p>October 1 is the UN International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). A day that encourages communities to celebrate the contributions seniors make to society.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/09/26/celebrate-seniors-october-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 1004 at https://www.seniorszen.com