Senior Health

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 significant attention paid to battling isolation, particularly for older individuals.

Inforgraphic - Canadian Senior Living - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award

Please enjoy one of the top infographics submitted for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by Gian Carlo Alix, “Canadian Senior Living”:

Dental Care Tips for Seniors

As we age it is important not to neglect our teeth as oral health can have a big impact on our overall health and vice versa.

However, the way in which you care for your teeth may need to change as you get older. While these days it is more likely to keep your natural teeth, you will still need to visit a dentist regularly. It is also a good idea to develop some healthy habits to help you maintain your mouth.

Changing Aging - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award

Please enjoy reading one of the top essays submitted for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by Jennifer Jorgensen, “Changing Aging”:

​Changing Aging

As a society obsessed with anti-aging campaigns and a fixation on youthfulness, it’s a wonder that the aging process can be “successful” at all.  We are bombarded with messages that promote maintaining one’s youth or offer promises to ward off the signs of aging altogether.

Canadian Seniors Devote Leisure Time to Volunteer Duties

Older Canadians have been the backbone of the volunteer sector, according to a report by Volunteering Canada.

My Unspoken Thoughts - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award

Please enjoy reading one of the top essays submitted for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by Nicole Kokolski, “My Unspoken Thoughts”:

My Unspoken Thoughts

I’m scared. Everyone is talking about me, but they speak too fast and I can’t understand what they are saying. I know they mean the best for me, however, I feel like a child who can’t speak up or defend herself. They don’t listen to me and think I’m going nuts. Sometimes I wonder if I am. I frequently can’t distinguish dreams from reality, and I hear words from my mouth that I don’t recognize.

Staying Active: Sporting Ideas for Seniors

Staying physically active becomes more important as we get older because of the numerous benefits it can bring.

A Senior Legend - an interview with Canadian tennis champion Lorne Main

Vancouver native Lorne Main earned a Masters title at Monte Carlo 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.

He recently spoke to SeniorsZen about his experience and how he managed to stay active.

Hair Hassle Tips for Staying Stylish

Many things change as we get older including our hair but it doesn’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.

The Importance of Facilitating the Cohabitation of Spouses in Long-Term Care Homes - Top Submission for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award

Please enjoy reading one of the top essays submitted for 2017 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award by Samuel Jeffery Kirwin, “The Importance of Facilitating the Cohabitation of Spouses in Long-Term Care Homes”:

The Importance of Facilitating the Cohabitation of Spouses in Long-Term Care Homes

Healthy spousal relationships are an important aspect of many people’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. 

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