• Professional Health Tips
  • You've Got a Friend

    You've Got a Friend

    The lyrics from the Carole King song “You’ve Got A Friend” remind us of how lucky we are to have friends. Read More

  • Avoid a Nursing Home

    Avoid a Nursing Home

    Most of us want to stay independent and make our own decisions for as long as possible. Here are some ideas for keeping safe on your own. Read More

  • Canada Cares

    Canada Cares

    Each caregiving journey is unique with a common thread: willingness, patience and dedication. Read More

  • 10 De-stressing Tips

    10 De-stressing Tips

    All of us know that worrying about and taking care of someone else can be overwhelming at times. So, this article is dedicated to you—the caregiver. Read More

  • Playing the Waiting Game

    Playing the Waiting Game

    Under the Canada Health Act, all legal residents of Canada are entitled to receive healthcare services without additional payment, if the procedure is defined as medically necessary Read More

  • Healthy Garden...

    Healthy Garden...

    Gardening is a proven stress-buster, and has even been shown to improve the symptoms of depression. Read More

  • Love is in The Air

    Love is in The Air

    Romance and bold new relationships are a growing and potential causes of joy, worry and conflict for adult children. Read More

  • Back Care Basics

    Back Care Basics

    Back pain is one of the most common physical maladies in the developed world, with 60–90 percent of Canadians experiencing low back pain. Read More

  • Professional Health Tips
  • Behind Closed Doors

    Behind Closed Doors

    Some funding is available for renovations that improve the independence and safety of seniors or people with disabilities. Read More

  • A Family Meeting

    A Family Meeting

    You would think it would be easy to agree on what to do when an older family member shows signs of failing mental function. Read More

  • What Would Happen If...

    What Would Happen If...

    What would you do if the person you care for is taken in hospital and can’t communicate? Do you know his or her wishes for care? Read More

  • Drug Interactions

    Drug Interactions

    A miracle of modern medicine is the development of medications that can alter the natural history of once-fatal or disabling illnesses. Read More

  • Plan a Birthday Party

    Plan a Birthday Party

    Pick a location accessible for all—with comfortable chairs, a menu that is easy to eat and digest for ali, and take lots of pictures and have fun! Read More

  • Retirees’ Accessing Home Equity

    Retirees’ Accessing Home Equity

    Close to 60 per cent of the Canadian workforce do not have access to a workplace pension plan, according to the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP Canada). Read More

  • Money Matters

    Money Matters

    Be leery of offers that say “Today only,” “Too good to pass up,” “Cash only” or “Limited offer.” Read More

  • 5 Secrets to Better Sleep

    5 Secrets to Better Sleep

    The jury is in: Driving drowsy is as dangerous as (if not more so than), driving drunk. And yet, millions of us do it every day. Read More

  • If The Shoe Fits...

    If The Shoe Fits...

    Flips might lead to flops...“easy-access” footwear such as slippers, sandals and flip-flops top the list of potential hazards. Read More

  • Hot Dates vs. Lasting Love

    Hot Dates vs. Lasting Love

    When I hear people talking about the “hot date” they had recently, I’m naturally curious about what they mean. A hot date for a boomer may have nothing to do with a beautiful or handsome person. Read More

  • Legends, myths and nursing homes
  • Life...

    Life...

    Do you ever feel overwhelmed? You’re not alone! In fact, the percentage of Canadians feeling stressed has doubled in the past 10 years. Read More

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