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Gardening Tips for Small Spaces

Gardening has become a favourite pastime for many Canadians.

When it comes to retirement, one of the concerns about moving to a smaller home has been the loss of a loved hobby.

Focusing on Palliative Care in Canada

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.

Movement for Life - Top Submission for 2018 SeniorsZen Scholarship Award

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:

Kelly Offer – Kelly is in her final term at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, ON. Kelly’s essay highlights the common misconceptions about what seniors can accomplish and how often those misconceptions are incorrect.  As Kelly quotes in her essay, “We just need to give them the opportunity to shine”.

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 set out to do.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

With some tips and dedication, you can make this the year you’ve always wanted.

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 they hope to accomplish in 2018.

 

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.

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 caregivers in your life. Here are some tips for getting the right gift for that person who gives so much of themselves.

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 older Canadians so too are apps.

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 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.

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 inhibiting them from enjoying their lives.

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