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22
Feb

Helping Seniors Declutter: How Digitization Clears Space Without Removing Memories.

When I was younger, my mom bought a brand new automatic bread making machine.  The view was that it was going to save her time and allow us to have fresh bread in our house at all times.  This was …

In Canada, one attempt to define the boom came from David Foot, author of Boom, Bust and Echo: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the 21st century (1997). He defines a Canadian boomer as someone born from 1947 to 1966, the years that more …

It can be tricky when it’s impossible to pop in every day, but there are still lots of things that you can do to ensure they are safe and supported. Our changing lifestyles and work demands mean that many of …

30
Jan

FLU 2018: MYTHS AND FACTS FOR OLDER ADULTS

You know the flu season is bad when you can’t find anyone to join you at happy hour, dinner, or the movies. They’re all begging off because they have the flu, or don’t want to catch it. All those ”maybe …

Older Canadians are popping a lot of pills, but the medications can be doing more harm than good. What are the risks and how can you avoid them? As we get older, we are likely to take more medication.  Multiple …

This video of two older adults trying to figure out their computer’s webcam was an internet sensation a few years ago. It’s a charming and funny video, but it also highlights the growing popularity of technology among seniors. There are …

09
Jan

Does Isolation Increase a Senior’s Risk for a Chronic Illness?

Healthcare professionals who work with older adults have long believed that isolated seniors experience medical issues at a far greater rate than their more engaged peers. Now, there is evidence to support these views. Research shows isolation is a serious health …

Although the holiday season can be a happy and joyous time for most of us, many older adults and seniors find the season hectic, confusing and even depressing depending on their mental, physical and emotional conditions. The good news is …

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