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 A Senior Legend - an interview with Canadian tennis champion Lorne Main https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/07/18/senior-legend-interview-canadian-tennis-champion-l <p>Vancouver native Lorne Main earned a Masters title at Monte Carol in 1954 and was ranked among the top five players in Canada between 1949 and 1958. He holds a world record with 12 singles and 13 doubles senior world championship titles and was a Davis Cup team member from 1949 to 1961.</p> <p>He recently spoke to SeniorsZen about his experience and how he managed to stay active.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/07/18/senior-legend-interview-canadian-tennis-champion-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Senior Living News Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 987 at https://www.seniorszen.com The Importance of Facilitating the Cohabitation of Spouses in Long-Term Care Homes - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/07/11/importance-facilitating-cohabitation-spouses-long <p>Please enjoy reading one of the top essays submitted for&nbsp;2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by <strong>Samuel Jeffery Kirwin</strong>, <strong>&ldquo;The Importance of Facilitating the Cohabitation of Spouses in Long-Term Care Homes&rdquo;</strong>:</p> <div class="rtecenter" style="padding:12px;background-color:#f2f2ef;line-height:1.4;"> <h3><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/userfiles/eveline/Quotation_mark_0.png" style="opacity: 0.9; width: 75px; height: 54px; float: left; margin: 15px 10px;" /></h3> <h3>The Importance of Facilitating the Cohabitation of Spouses in Long-Term Care Homes</h3> <p>Healthy spousal relationships are an important aspect of many people&rsquo;s lives, and they act as a powerful means of emotional and physical fortification. Yet, in our society it is not uncommon for elderly spouses who enter long-term care homes to face barriers that restrict the symbiosis of their relationships. An unfortunate consequence is that it hinders the physical and emotional support that the spousal relationship still has to offer. For the sake of preserving and re-establishing this important type of relationship among the elderly, it is imperative that married and common law spouses be allowed to live together in long-term care homes.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/07/11/importance-facilitating-cohabitation-spouses-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long Term Care Guide Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 972 at https://www.seniorszen.com Hair hassle tips for Staying Stylish https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/07/11/hair-hassle-tips-staying-stylish <p>Many things change as we get older including our hair but it doesn&rsquo;t have to be a hassle. There are some ways to go with the flow when it comes to your hair, according to Inspired Senior Living magazine stylist Hana Akai.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/07/11/hair-hassle-tips-staying-stylish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Senior Health Senior Living News Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 989 at https://www.seniorszen.com 6 Tips to a Safe Camping Trip this Summer https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/07/04/6-tips-safe-camping-trip-summer <p>Camping is one of the most beloved past times in Canada and there are so many lovely parks and sites to explore. It may not always be easy to get close to nature as we get older but that is no reason to give up an activity you love.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/07/04/6-tips-safe-camping-trip-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Senior Living News Travel Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 986 at https://www.seniorszen.com History of Canada Day: 150 Years in the Making https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/06/27/history-canada-day-150-years-making <p>Our country will be celebrating it&rsquo;s 150th anniversary this weekend and we wanted to take a look back and see how we got to where we are. Here is a brief look at the last 150 years and how our country has grown since the early days.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/06/27/history-canada-day-150-years-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 980 at https://www.seniorszen.com Online Scam School for Seniors https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/06/20/online-scam-school-seniors <p>There is a new website that aims to help older Canadians recognize online scams so they can protect themselves&nbsp; - and their money - from fraudsters.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/06/20/online-scam-school-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0000 chandra 978 at https://www.seniorszen.com One Less Thing to Be Afraid Of - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/06/06/one-less-thing-be-afraid-top-submission-2017-senio <p>Please enjoy reading one of the top essays submitted for&nbsp;2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by <strong>Stacie Hurst</strong>, <strong>&ldquo;One Less Thing to Be Afraid Of&rdquo;</strong>:</p> <div class="rtecenter" style="padding:12px;background-color:#f2f2ef;line-height:1.4;"> <h3><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/userfiles/eveline/Quotation_mark_0.png" style="opacity: 0.9; width: 75px; height: 54px; float: left; margin: 15px 10px;" /></h3> <h3>​One Less Thing to Be Afraid Of</h3> <p><em>He&rsquo;s doing it again.</em></p> <p>I can see my grandfather&rsquo;s face&mdash;a hardened rock behind a thin veil of calm defiance. His way of ensuring that everything in life conformed to what he wanted was to assume beneath his own opinions lay all the weight and importance of divine truth and to look with frustrated contempt upon anyone who disagreed with him. He needed this strategy. After all, his own reflection in the mirror would never support the real reason behind his stubbornness any more than another person would.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/06/06/one-less-thing-be-afraid-top-submission-2017-senio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long Term Care Guide Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 971 at https://www.seniorszen.com The Joys of Growing Old - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/05/16/joys-growing-old-top-submission-2017-seniorszen-sc <p>Please enjoy reading one of the top essays submitted for&nbsp;2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by <strong>Asli Mohamed</strong>, <strong>&ldquo;The Joys of Growing Old&rdquo;</strong>:</p> <div class="rtecenter" style="padding:12px;background-color:#f2f2ef;line-height:1.4;"> <h3><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/userfiles/eveline/Quotation_mark_0.png" style="opacity: 0.9; width: 75px; height: 54px; float: left; margin: 15px 10px;" /></h3> <h3>​The Joys of Growing Old</h3> <p>The thought of aging fills many people with dread. It leads them to spend ridiculous amounts of money on wrinkle creams and pills trying to retain their youth. The same birthdays that were once loved and celebrated are now just a reminder of how old you have become. In our culture there is such an emphasis on staying young that we often forget the joys of growing old. In this essay I would like to share why I embrace the idea of aging in the hopes of relieving someone else of their fears.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/05/16/joys-growing-old-top-submission-2017-seniorszen-sc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 970 at https://www.seniorszen.com When Home Care is the Best Option for Your Loved One https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/05/02/when-home-care-best-option-your-loved-one <p>&ldquo;Mom&rsquo;s 82, loves her home and is deeply attached to it&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;says Sarah Lowry, eldest daughter of Betty Lowry. For some people, moving to a retirement community is a life propeller. For others, their home is what anchors them to life. The story you are about to read hits close to home. Betty was determined to remain in her home for as long as she would live.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/05/02/when-home-care-best-option-your-loved-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Home Care Guide Tue, 02 May 2017 22:36:16 +0000 szadmin 969 at https://www.seniorszen.com Makeup for Mature Women - An Interview with Bahar Niramwalla https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/21/makeup-mature-women-interview-bahar-niramwalla <p>For those ladies like me who love makeup, we know that a bad job can ruin our appearance. And if for every skin shade and type there is a best choice of makeup, it is no different when it comes to skin age. To help you make the best&nbsp;choices, SeniorsZen interviewed makeup artist and beauty expert, Bahar Niramwalla.&nbsp;Bahar shared valuable tips&nbsp;for you to rock your next makeup!&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/21/makeup-mature-women-interview-bahar-niramwalla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pets and Senior Living Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:02:00 +0000 eveline 961 at https://www.seniorszen.com World Oral Health Day - Live Mouth Smart https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/09/world-oral-health-day-live-mouth-smart <p>March 20th is the&nbsp;World Oral Health Day, a date celebrated worldwide to raise&nbsp;awareness of the importance of good oral health and its significance in maintaining general health and well-being. &nbsp;One of the reasons for the date choice is to&nbsp;reflect that&nbsp;Seniors&nbsp;must have a total of&nbsp;20&nbsp;natural teeth at the end of their life to be considered healthy. SeniorsZen wants to support this campaign, reminding seniors of practices to maintain a good oral health!</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/09/world-oral-health-day-live-mouth-smart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:58:07 +0000 eveline 959 at https://www.seniorszen.com Iris Apfel: Brightness and Colour at its Best https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/08/iris-apfel-brightness-and-colour-its-best <p>Some days ago, amongst many quotes I come across in the social media, one caught my attention in particular:<em><strong> &ldquo;When you don&#39;t dress like everybody else, you don&#39;t have to think like everybody else.&rdquo;</strong></em> In the background, was an image of a white haired&nbsp;lady - beautifully done hair, I should emphasize - with bright red lipstick, an extravagant outfit and big, I mean BIG accessories. Everything screamed personality and I had to know who she was!</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/08/iris-apfel-brightness-and-colour-its-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:07:19 +0000 eveline 958 at https://www.seniorszen.com Caring for the Caregiver - an Interview with Donna Thomson https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/01/caring-caregiver-interview-donna-thomson <p>On April 4th, it&rsquo;s the Family Caregiver Day in Canada. SeniorsZen interviewed caregiving activist and writer Donna Thomson. Donna shared her experience&nbsp;and the precious information she has acquired throughout the years as a family caregiver. We talked about the changes, challenges and feelings that come&nbsp;with caregiving. Enjoy the read!</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/01/caring-caregiver-interview-donna-thomson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Thu, 02 Mar 2017 03:37:54 +0000 eveline 957 at https://www.seniorszen.com SeniorsZen.com Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/10/seniorszencom-announces-2017-scholarship-winner <p class="rteleft">We are excited to announce that <strong>Rod Vafaei</strong> became the winner of SeniorsZen 2017 Scholarship Award with the essay entitled&nbsp;<strong>&ldquo;The Missing Ingredient&rdquo;</strong>!</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2017/03/10/seniorszencom-announces-2017-scholarship-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retirement Living Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:31:58 +0000 szadmin 956 at https://www.seniorszen.com Fidget Quilts: a great gift to Alzheimer's and other dementia patients https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/12/21/fidget-quilts-great-gift-alzheimers-and-other-deme <p>Have you heard of a fidget quilt? If you take care of a person with Alzheimer&rsquo;s or other dementia, you certainly want to know it. It&rsquo;s easy to make or purchase and both, you and the patient, can benefit from it.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/12/21/fidget-quilts-great-gift-alzheimers-and-other-deme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alzheimer’s Care Guide Caregiver Tips Home Care Guide Long Term Care Guide Senior Health Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:50:17 +0000 eveline 946 at https://www.seniorszen.com 'Action!' against ageism https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/12/21/action-against-ageism-0 <p>SeniorsZen invites you to know&nbsp;<em><strong>The Revera and Reel Youth Age is More Film Project</strong></em>. It&rsquo;s a great initiative against ageism and we had the honor of interviewing Jean Begg, one of the participants. &nbsp;What moves us is the alarming fact that people with internalized ageism live less. We can all make a move to change this.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/12/21/action-against-ageism-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Senior Living News Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:32:04 +0000 eveline 945 at https://www.seniorszen.com The Right Time for a Retirement Home: 3 real-life stories https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/12/06/right-time-retirement-home-3-real-life-stories <p>When is the best time to embrace retirement living? When is it time to accept help? Is it ever too late to make a lifestyle change?</p> <p>You&rsquo;d need a crystal ball to answer these questions &ndash; but let&rsquo;s look at three real-life experiences for some clues. </p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/12/06/right-time-retirement-home-3-real-life-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home Care Guide Retirement Homes Guide Retirement Living Senior Living Guides Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:00:00 +0000 eveline 942 at https://www.seniorszen.com Looking to join the pumpkin mood? Look no more! https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/10/24/looking-join-pumpkin-mood-look-no-more <p>Halloween is here and along with scary movies on TV, spooky decorations, candies and costumes, come&nbsp;pumpkins!!! Anywhere you look you see that big-orange-yummy vegetable. If eating healthy is on the top of your mind, let me share with you my favourite pumpkin recipe. I like to call it: <strong>Guilty-free Crustless Pumpkin Quiche.</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/10/24/looking-join-pumpkin-mood-look-no-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Humor Pets and Senior Living Senior Health Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:33:05 +0000 eveline 936 at https://www.seniorszen.com Be Inspired by this Japanese Retirement Home https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/10/21/be-inspired-japanese-retirement-home <address>On the top of a mountain ridge and blending in with the surrounding nature is Jikka, a Retirement Home designed by renowned Tokyo architect Issei Suma, that transcends our imagination. In Suma&rsquo;s words, Jikka is &ldquo;something as unembellished as a primitive hut and something as holly as a chapel.&rdquo;</address> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/10/21/be-inspired-japanese-retirement-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home Care Guide Retirement Living Senior Living Guides Senior Living Marketing Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:50:38 +0000 eveline 935 at https://www.seniorszen.com Losing your balance or feeling dizzy? You could have a Vestibular Disorder. https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/10/17/losing-your-balance-or-feeling-dizzy-you-could-hav <p>Some people may think that imbalance and dizziness are inevitable consequences of aging. The good news is: with correct diagnosis, many of the causes that affect balance and originates dizziness and/or falls may be treated or diminished. One of the possible treatments is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2016/10/17/losing-your-balance-or-feeling-dizzy-you-could-hav" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:00:00 +0000 eveline 933 at https://www.seniorszen.com