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A Seniors Blog dedicated to discussing topics relative and informative to our aging population.

How Seniors Can Avoid the Flu

During the cold winter months, it seems every other person has a cold or flu. These seasonal illnesses can be hazardous for the elderly. It has been known that individuals of 65 years and older experience complications as a result of the flu, since their immune...

Four Tips to Prepare Seniors for Autumn and Winter

  The leaves have started to transform into their seasonal hues of reds and oranges, and with the increasing chill we know that it’s time to bring out the sweaters, scarves and warm clothes for the fast-approaching winter season. This is also the time of preparations...

Loneliness in Seniors: A Rising Epidemic

The aging population in Canada has been increasingly experiencing loneliness and isolation. Statistics Canada reports that up to 1.4 million elderly Canadians feel lonely.  According to research "Approximately 50% of people over the age of 80 report feeling lonely". ...

Understanding Palliative Care

Palliative Care is a type of health care for patients who are facing a life-threatening illness.  It helps patients to achieve their best possible quality of life up until end of life. Often there are negative stigmas and misconceptions on the palliative approach,...

When is it Time to Consider Home Care?

There are several occasions where families of aging-loved ones may ask themselves: When is it time to consider home care? Under most circumstances a substantial event, known as a "trigger event”, occurs. Situations like these lead to families feeling concerned and...