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Beautifying Beechwood

Oct 21, 2010

For the past 18 months, Beechwood's residents have lived among the hum of sanders, the fumes of fresh paint, and the hammering of nails as their home underwent a complete makeover "from top to bottom," according to Jeff Lozon, CEO of Revera Inc., which manages the Beechwood. "They've been very patient and loyal during the construction," he said at the Grand Opening, where residents were finally able to enjoy their new surroundings, with a glass of wine or orange juice in hand, sampling hors d'oeuvres and trays of chocolates, listening to the new Grand Piano in the lobby or the jazz band in the new dining area.


Retirement residents raise money for Terry Fox

May 24, 2011

The Terry Fox Foundation is inviting retirement residents to host their own "Golden Fox" runs at their communities to raise funds for cancer research on Sunday, September 19th.


Grandma's Four Tips To Keep Kids Safe By The Pool

Jun 22, 2011

Here in Arizona, there have been many children who have tragically drowned when they were being watched by a grandparent or when visiting a grandparent. There are many such cases around the country.


Comfort Life News Round-Up: To Retire or To Stay?

Jul 01, 2011

There seems to be a lot of buzz around retirement and older workers. There appears to be conscious effort by employers to make changes in policies and benefits to try to keep senior workers on board longer. With some Canadian CEO's leading the way by focusing on the experience that comes with age rather than the ambition of the young and hungry, is it possible that the idea of retirement at age 65 a concept of the past?


Comfort Life News Round-Up: When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

Jul 15, 2011

With an increasing number of elderly drivers we've noticed a lot of news and discussion around seniors and senior driving. Here's what caught our eye this week:


Are You Currently Planning Your Kids’ Retirement?

Aug 10, 2011

Over the last few years, we have seen the market crash and burn, and Social Security is on its way toward doing the same. So, if we’re scrambling to salvage our retirement income, imagine what it will be like for your kids. If you haven’t done that already, one expert has some good news for you. Are You Currently Planning Your Kids’ Retirement?


Comfort Life News Roundup: Discussing (LBL) Light Bladder Leakage

Jul 29, 2011

With one in three women afflicted with LBL (Light Bladder Leakage), its not surprising to see a growing awareness and discussion on this topic throughout the media


Comfort Life News Round-Up: Seniors And Dating

Aug 12, 2011

Its no surprise that in light of the increasing divorce rate amongst new retirees and the younger seniors, (see last weeks news-round-up), that there is also an increase in the amount of seniors hitting the dating scene again. With that flood gate open, we've seen a lot of new services and resources available to help seniors prepare for date night!


CARP: Grandma Is A Safer Driver Than Mom

Aug 16, 2011

Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take. "We were surprised to discover that the injury rate was considerably lower in crashes where grandparents were the drivers," said Dr. Fred Henretig, an emergency medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the study’s lead author.


Watch: Toronto Senior Speaks Out!

Aug 16, 2011

At Comfort Life we like to pay tribute to seniors who are making a difference, so today we are sharing a video about Mary Trapani Hynes, chair of the Older Women's Network, who give 'a voice for the concerns of women 55 and over.


Baby Boomers: The New "Dress for Success" Rules

Sep 26, 2011

Forever 21 is a retail phenomenon among the younger set, but despite the trend of businesses catering to Baby Boomers, there's no Forever 51 or 61 for those of us trying to find presentable, affordable office fashions. At least such a store would help us figure out the new dress code.


Dr.Amy - Caregiving and Siblings

Sep 27, 2011

Here is a typical question: “I have two sisters and a brother but they all live far away. I live in the same town as my parents. I’m happy to help my mom and dad, but my siblings don’t seem to think they need to do anything because they live far away. How do I get them to be more involved in helping me take care of our parents?”


VIDEO: Relocating Your Parents

Aug 29, 2012

Anne Hopcott knows how important it is to adapt to change, that's why she chose not to wait for the decision to move into a retirement community to be made for her.


Continuing care: What is it? Who is it for?

Aug 16, 2012

Continuing care, also known as long-term care, offers a perfect setting for a vulnerable senior in your life.


All about Easter: Traditions and Trivia

Apr 04, 2012

Easter is a time to celebrate family, spring and renewal, regardless of religious background. Here are a few fun facts to share with your kids about this unique holiday as you follow traditions or create new ones.


Getting your elderly parents the rehab care they need

Apr 27, 2012

When your elderly parent is in rehab they need to stay long enough to get proper care. Here is how you can help ensure they do.


Caring for Aging Parents: Five ways to Find the Humour

Apr 30, 2012

Fed up dealing with your aging parents? When was the last time you laughed? Try this to ditch the stress and get the funny back.


Caring for Elderly Parents: How to Feel Positive

May 01, 2012

As a caregiver you constantly battle emotions and balance responsibilities and demands every day. But don't forget what brings you happiness.


Living Well With Dementia Photo Contest

May 24, 2012

There are almost 500,000 people living with dementia in Canada. Help increase awareness right now by entering the Living Well with Dementia Photo Contest. Read more...


Bucket List Ideas: 17 Ideas That Might Change Your Life

Jul 20, 2012

Looking for some ideas to add to your bucket list? Here are 17 great, mostly unconventional, bucket list suggestions. Read more...


Seven Ways Families Benefit from Long-term Care Homes

Jul 26, 2012

Long-term care retirement homes provide care for seniors who require frequent assistance but the benefits extend to the family as well.


VIDEO: Cam Wooledge Dedicated to Kindness

Jul 25, 2012

VIDEO: Cam is the embodiment of struggle over adversity, having overcome tragedies to bring warmth and kindness to people's lives.


Lost in the Continent of Incontinence: maximum protection for those fits of laughter

Aug 14, 2012

There comes a time when roles are reversed and it's your turn to care for your parents. In this post, Nicole McKechnie shares one such moment where laughter made the issue much easier to "absorb". 'Read more': Read more...


Book Review: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Aug 27, 2012

Take your own journey with Harold Fry. Enter to win your own copy of this wonderful book. Read more...


When Your Family Doctor Retires — Advice for Seniors

Aug 30, 2012

In Canada, many seniors who have been with the same family doctor for years are suddenly finding themselves in need of a new doctor. Having your family doctor retire poses a number of challenges These tips will help you find a new doctor to meet your current and future medical needs. Read more...


First Day of School: Then and Now

Sep 04, 2012

Seniors in Canada have their own memories of the first day of school. There are many differences between school today and fifty years ago, however the excitement and anticipation that a new school year brings remains the same for Canadians of all generations. As Canadian families get ready to begin a new year of school it is worth while to remember that some of life's most important lessons will be taught to us outside the classroom by our elders. Read more...


6 Benefits of Interest Classes for Seniors

Sep 06, 2012

There are lots of benefits for seniors who take special interest courses including good mental and physical health, community involvement, having fun and learning new things. Read more...


5 Tips for Grandparent Caregivers

Sep 07, 2012

As a grandparent you probably love being able to help your family by providing care for your grandchildren. These tips for seniors are designed to help families who have grandparents who provide care when needed. Read more...


Happy Grandparents Day From the Team at Comfort Life!

Sep 09, 2012

The content team at Comfort Life would like to take this opportunity to celebrate Grandparents Day with a tribute to our own grandparents. Read more...


Book Review: "Solace" by Walter St. John, Ed.D.

Sep 10, 2012

"Solace: How Caregivers and Others Can Relate, Listen, and Respond Effectively to a Chronically Ill Person" by Walter St. John is an exceptional resource for caregivers of the chronically ill. Read more...


Caring For Family Across The World

Sep 21, 2012

Elaine Morgan shares her experience of living far away from family and shares the stress and worry involved with trying to care for family across the world. Read more...


To Pay or Not To Pay – Managing the Bills

Sep 24, 2012

Approaching the topic of managing your parents bills for them is never easy. Nicole McKechnie shares her own experiences and tips. Read more...


A Role for Seniors and Boomers in Digital Literacy

Sep 28, 2012

When it comes to digital literacy, baby boomers and seniors have an important role to play and have also proven themselves quite capable of adapting to changing technology. Read more...


10 Great Gifts for Seniors

Dec 03, 2012

Here are ten great ideas for seniors gifts. Read more...


“I Give to You, and You Give To Me”

Dec 06, 2012

Unique and personable gift ideas for the baby boomer or senior in your life. Read more...


Keeping Mom and Dad Safe at Home this Winter

Jan 21, 2013

Considering going to a sunny destination this winter, but worried about how your parents will cope while you're away? These tips will help you keep your parents safe this winter, even while you're on vacation. Read more...


News Flash! Valentine’s Day is Good for ‘Heart Health’

Feb 12, 2013

Valentine's Day is a great time to connect with your aging parents and let them know you are thinking of them. These tips will help you make Valentine's Day extra special this year. Read more...


Tips to Help Seniors Travel to Family Events

Jun 27, 2013

For seniors, the ability to attend important family events like weddings, graduations and religious milestones can be emotionally powerful. However they may need some help to attend these events. Read more...


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