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Evaluating those ‘Brain Fitness’ Programs

Dec 20, 2012

Thinking of a brain fitness program as a Christmas gift? Learn whether they really help ward off dementia, and of less expensive alternatives. Read more...


Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Menopause

Nov 08, 2012

Dr. Marla Shapiro, a leading expert on women's health and aging discusses menopause and it's impact on women's health with our Community Manager Mara Shapiro. 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...


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...


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...


VIDEO: The Importance of Active Living

Sep 05, 2012

Studies show that sedentary lives lead to obesity, diabetes and numerous other health problems as we age. On their own, these are all great reasons to keep active.


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...


September is Alzheimer's Month

Sep 13, 2012

September is Alzheimer's month. A great way to acknowledge those Canadians suffering from Alzheimer's Disease is to celebrate their contributions. 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...


5 Ways to Avoid Alzheimer's Disease

Sep 18, 2012

There are ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease before any signs of it begin to manifest. Here are some of them... Read more...


Salt Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Oct 08, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Lower your blood pressure with these low-sodium Thanksgiving recipes: pumpkin soup, homemade chicken stock and winter squash. Read more...


Exciting Fall Events and Resources for Comfort Life Readers

Sep 20, 2012

Whether it's the Alzheimer's Society of Toronto's film premier of "Alive Inside", World Reflexology Week or tools from the National Institute for the Care of the Elderly - there's a lot going on for Comfort Life Readers! 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...


VIDEO: Living in the Present

Sep 26, 2012

VIDEO: Joan Main is a pragmatist, this certainly helped her make the move to Amica in Vancouver when she decided that the best way to adjust was to live in the now. Read more...


Alzheimer's Innovative Therapies

Sep 27, 2012

While we do not yet have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, medical professionals continue to identify therapies that weaken the condition’s symptoms. 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...


Comfort Life's New Ebook: Alzheimer's and Dementia Handbook

Oct 01, 2012

Resources for adults, seniors and caregivers who are at risk, or living with someone who has Alzheimer's or dementia. Read more...


Salt-Free Recipes for Autumn

Oct 02, 2012

Trying to cut down on your salt intake? It is easy to stick to your low sodium diet with these salt free recipes that are perfect for your next autumn outing. Read more...


The Benefits of Eating Fish

Oct 03, 2012

Is it okay to eat fish regularly or should you be concerned about the mercury risk? Get answers to these common questions. Read more...


Newsflash: What's Bad May Be Good For You

Oct 04, 2012

You don't need to cut out that caffeine and you can satisfy your sweet tooth! Chocolate, wine and coffee can be good for you and you shouldn't worry so much about that excess muffin top. Read more...


VIDEO: Low Salt Cooking

Oct 05, 2012

Join Mara Shapiro as she demonstrates how to make a delicious lemon chicken that is low in salt and great if you have high blood pressure or cooking for someone who does. Read more...


Everyday Superfoods You Probably Have at Home Right Now

Oct 09, 2012

Not all superfoods are exotic or expensive. These 10 superfoods are everyday ingredients that you probably have in your home. Find out what they are and how they can help improve your overall health. Read more...


On the Solo Road

Oct 12, 2012

If you're on your own you can still enjoy the exciting adventures that traveling has to offer. Read more...


Comfort Life Gets Active at the Square One Senior's Walk-a-thon

Oct 16, 2012

The Comfort Life team had fun walking and raising money at the Square One Seniors Indoor Walk-a-thon. Read more...


Supercentenarians - Changing the Way We Think About Aging

Oct 16, 2012

These amazing Supercentenarians are changing the way we think about the elderly. Find out how Read more...


Five Tips to Prepare Your Elderly Loved Ones for Emergency Situations

Oct 17, 2012

Are you and your loved ones ready for the unthinkable? Read more...


5 Ways to Help Seniors Deal with the Loss of a Spouse

Oct 23, 2012

Do you know a senior who has recently lost a spouse? Help the senior in your life through their grief with these 5 tips. Read more...


Sustainability & Green Trends in Seniors

Oct 25, 2012

Many seniors are experts at reducing, reusing and recycling. However, these green habits can become dangerous when it comes to trying to save on necessary health and safety equipment. Read more...


Online Dating and The Lost Art of Kindness - Part 1 of 2

Oct 29, 2012

Many seniors are finding that the world of online dating can be difficult. There is a way to let someone down kindly. Read more...


Handle Rejection and Thrive - The Art of Kindness Part 2

Nov 05, 2012

Are you currently dating? If so, then these 6 tips on handling rejection might come in handy! Read more...


VIDEO: Exercise Tips at Home

Nov 07, 2012

VIDEO: Chris Moffett, a certified personal trainer and older adult fitness specialist, helps seniors build a program for staying active by creating a home routine with objects found around the house. Read more...


Forest Therapy: Prescribing a Walk in the Woods

Nov 05, 2012

It is a new theory in North America, but most experts agree that forest therapy provides benefits to a person's physical and mental health. Read more...


Stretches and Strengthening: The Health Benefits of Senior's Yoga

Nov 07, 2012

Yoga is a popular exercise for active adults, because of the many physical and mental health benefits it offers. Read more...


Zoomers: Boomers with Zip!

Nov 09, 2012

Zoomers are Baby Boomers with zip, which is certainly true based on the Zoomers and Zoomer products featured at this year's Toronto Zoomer Show. Read more...


Any Season is the Right Season to Keep Fit

Nov 10, 2012

Even though it's cold outside, it's important to stay active. With these great tips, staying active in winter is easy. Read more...


Are You Prepared for an Emergency This Holiday Season?

Nov 14, 2012

Travel safe this holiday and be ready for an emergency situation with these tips. Read more...


Living Life to the Fullest: How an Avid Cyclist Spends His Time

Nov 20, 2012

Cyclist Jack Hyatt's inspiring daily routines prove that it's never too late to accomplish your own fitness goals and live life to the fullest! Read more...


Age is More – Challenging Attitudes about Aging

Nov 29, 2012

Ageism is a problem that many people in our society face, but none more so than seniors. Read more...


Christie Gardens Launches Inspiring New Cookbook for a ‘Good Life’

Nov 30, 2012

The profits from Christie Garden's new cookbook "The Fuss Over Food" will help seniors in need. Read more...


10 Great Gifts for Seniors

Dec 03, 2012

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


A Day in the Life of a Caregiver

Dec 04, 2012

Ever wonder what it's like to be a caregiver? Find out this caregiver's perspective on working in a long term care facility and for home care clients. 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...


Charity: The Most Special Gift

Dec 11, 2012

Seniors, boomers, youth - everyone benefits from volunteering. Read more...


Comfort Life Wishes You A Happy Holiday!

Dec 24, 2012

Happy Holidays from Comfort LIfe! We want to help you maintain your health this holiday season. Our free Ebook is filled with healthy holiday living tips! Read more...


Tax Tips for Caregivers

Jan 04, 2013

These tax tips for caregivers will help you maximize your 2012 return and start saving money in 2013. Read more...


A Student's Perspective on Earth's Elders

Jan 08, 2013

Reading "Earth's Elders" challenged this student's perspective on the elderly. Read her full review of Jerry Friendman's amazing book. Read more...


Four Amazing Active Living Homes in B.C.

Jan 10, 2013

Here are four great active adult living homes in British Columbia. Read more...


Sheridan Semester Begins With Inspiration Through Tribute to Elders

Jan 14, 2013

Sheridan College set to pay tribute to inspirational elders. 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...


Prepare Your Will With Taxes In Mind

Jan 22, 2013

Pay less tax on your estate by preparing your will with these four financial tips in mind. Read more...


What is Inflammation in the Body?

Jan 23, 2013

What is inflammation and how can you prevent it? Read more...


Alzheimer Society of Toronto Launches Music and Memory: iPod Project

Jan 29, 2013

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto has launched the Music and Memory: iPod Project – that uses iPods to bring personalized music to people with dementia. Read more...


Preferred Health Care Services Awarded Accreditation With Exemplary Standing

Feb 05, 2013

Find out why Preferred Health Care Services has been granted exemplary standing. Read more...


Pave a Path to the Heart with Great Food this Valentine's Day

Feb 08, 2013

Palisades on the Glen Executive Chef Paul Tremain shares a fruit and nut canape recipe for Valentine's Day. Read more...


Tax Tips for Canadians 65 and Older

Feb 11, 2013

Maximize your tax return with these tips for seniors. 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...


Surviving and Thriving after a Heart Attack

Feb 19, 2013

Mary-Anne Scaturchio-Selwa's world was turned upside down when she learned her father had a heart attack. Find out how he was able to survive and thrive the traumatic event. Read more...


Learning to Love Again After a Loss

Feb 27, 2013

Author and Speaker Jane Blaufus shares her deeply personal insights and tips for learning to love again after the loss of a significant other or spouse. Read more...


Gene and the Mayo Clinic – Watching A Small Miracle

Mar 06, 2013

Gene's caregiver used a personalized brain health program (including sensory activities) to help him unlock memories and work towards recovery. Read more...


Split Pension Income to Save Taxes

Mar 11, 2013

Splitting your pension with your spouse is a great way to save money come tax time. Read more...


How Much Should You Save for Taxes?

Mar 18, 2013

It's tax season! How much money should you save for taxes? Read more...


Seniors Information and Active Living Fair Recap

Mar 27, 2013

Comfort Life recently attended the Seniors Information and Active Living Fair in Mississauga, featuring programs and services available to seniors within their communities. Read the full recap of the event here! Read more...


Is Home Care Right For You?

Apr 17, 2013

Are you considering home care? Yvonne Griggs from Alert Best Nursing and Home Care shares her insight about the services and benefits of home care. Read more...


Technology for Seniors: Benefits for Older Adults and their Families

Apr 23, 2013

In this interview, Elizabeth Marques Kogan speaks with Steve Barlam from LivHome to learn about the different types of technologies available for seniors and the benefits of technology for seniors and their caregivers. Read more...


UN International Day of Happiness: Interview with Doris Potter

May 07, 2013

Doris Potter recently spoke with Comfort Life about how she's maintained a positive attitude on aging and living in the present despite life's often challenging times. Read more...


Emergency Preparedness Week: Helping Seniors Prepare for Emergencies

May 09, 2013

From May 5th to May 11th, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is working to raise everyone’s awareness to be prepared when emergencies arise. Read more...


Downsizing Tips: Five Reasons to Consider a Yard Sale When Downsizing

May 13, 2013

Why should you consider a yard sale when thinking of downsizing? Here are five good reasons! Read more...


Why Getting Older is a Good Thing

May 20, 2013

Are older people really happier? The Revera Report on Happiness reveals that older people are much more positive about aging! Read more...


Lessons Learned Through Homecare: A Daughter’s Love and Honour

May 27, 2013

What would you do in this situation? Andrea Nathanson of Qualicare shares a beautiful story of one daughter who gave her ailing mother unconditional love, care and support at home during the toughest of times and the lessons she learned through helping them. Read more...


Brain Health for Seniors & Their Families

Jul 02, 2013

A brain workout is just as important as regular exercise and good diet when it comes to good, long-term health. Read more...


3 Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke

Jul 15, 2013

Keep the seniors in your life safe and cool with these 3 tips to avoid heat stroke. Read more...


Accessible Art For Seniors with Alzheimer's

Jul 18, 2013

The Summertime Down Memory Lane Walking Tour is designed for seniors living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss. Read more...


Palisades on the Glen Named Best Retirement Community in Mississauga

Aug 27, 2013

Palisades on the Glen was named the best retirement community in Mississauga for the second year in a row. Read more...


Chippin' in Fore Alzheimer's

Sep 04, 2013

Join The Village of Taunton Mills in their first annual Chippin in fore Alzheimer's golf tournament which supports the Alzheimer's Society Durham Read more...


Stouffville Creek's Open House This Weekend

Sep 10, 2013

Check out all that Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence has to offer at their Open House Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th. Read more...


Welcome Autumn with the Roxborough's Country Fall Fair Open House

Sep 12, 2013

Enjoy a beautiful fall day at the Roxborough Retirement Residence's Country Fall Fair Open House. Read more...


Tapestry's Holiday Spirit Shines Through

Jan 15, 2014

There was no shortage of holiday spirit this season! Tapestry Retirement Communities took part in the "Be Santa to a Senior" fundraising program, and the results were glowing. Read More...


January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Jan 16, 2014

January is Glaucoma awareness month. Vision loss can be prevented if glaucoma is detected and treated early. Read more...


Salute to Senior Service: Nominate a Hero in Your Community

Jan 16, 2014

The Salute to Senior Service Contest offers you the opportunity to nominate and vote for an exceptional senior volunteer in your community. Nominate your hero today! Read More...


Photographers to Challenge Senior Stereotypes

Jan 30, 2014

Photosensitive challenges CIS Ontario school photographers to capture moments that defy senior stereotypes. Read More...


Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors - Part 1: Safety and Security

Mar 10, 2014

Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors was designed to improve the quality of life for seniors. The first of this 3-part series breaks down the safety and security improvements this action plan brings. Read More...


Fire Prevention in Retirement Homes

Feb 10, 2014

Fire Prevention in retirement homes has become an ongoing topic of discussion as it is an important component that ensures the safety of its residents. A new law has been put into effect requiring all retirement homes in Ontario to have fully functioning automatic sprinklers. Read More...


Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors - Part 2: Healthy Seniors

Mar 12, 2014

Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors expands and enhances long-term care options. The second of this 3-part series looks at the new healthcare programs and system improvements. Read More...


Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors - Part 3: Senior-Friendly Communities

Mar 13, 2014

Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors is helping grow senior-friendly cities and communities all over the province. The third of this 3-part series looks at the development of these communities, elderly persons centres, and life leases. Read More...


Senior Housing in Canada: 2013 Report

Apr 17, 2014

The landscape of senior housing in Canada is changing. Find out how. Read more...


Cognitive Testing For Senior Drivers in Ontario

Apr 23, 2014

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation has changed the license renewal process for drivers 80 and over. What does this mean for seniors in Ontario? Read More...


Home Safety for Seniors

May 28, 2014

Each year, millions of Canadian seniors visit the emergency due to lack of home safety. Read more...


How's your memory?

Jun 10, 2014

Baycrest Health Sciences have created an online test for seniors that will determine their brain health status. This online test has been created by experts for those worried about dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Read More...


Aging Without Boundaries: 30 Years of Celebrating

Jun 11, 2014

The month of June celebrates Seniors Month in Ontario with the 2014 theme being "Aging Without Boundaries: 30 Years of Celebrating" Read More... .


Best places to retire in Ontario

Jun 01, 2017

These top 10 cities to retire in Ontario are ideal for seniors who are looking for low cost with lots of activities and amenities. Read more...


Best places to retire in Canada

Jul 17, 2014

Wondering where you should retire? These senior-centered cities are the best places to retire in Canada. Read more...


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