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Category: Health and Wellness

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...


Know the Facts: Chronic Kidney Disease

Mar 01, 2011

March is National Kidney Month - with National Kidney Day happening on March 10 - a time dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of this organ and the vital functions it performs. This includes removing any waste, drugs, or excess fluid from the body (about two litres a day!), regulating blood pressure, controlling the production of red blood cells, promoting healthy bones and, last but cerrainly not least, regulating the body's salt, potassium and acid content.


Staging to Sell: Turn Your “Home” Into a “House”

Jun 20, 2011

The challenge for seniors selling their homes that they've owned for many decades, is overcoming the emotional connection to the home. Today when selling a home you must turn back into a house again to get the highest value possible.


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.


3 Reasons To Stay Active In Your Retirement

Jul 12, 2011

Staying active in some capacity throughout your retirement years is a very common trend for adults who are 55 or older. With so many opportunities to stay active physically and or mentally, there really is a sport, event or activity that can be enjoyed by the vast majority of people. And there are great benefits for individuals seeking to remain active within their community and through different organizations.


Five Ways To Fight Bladder Weakness

Jul 13, 2011

Bladder weakness is one of the last remaining health taboos in Canada, yet it is more common than people think. Young or old, urine leakage can affect anyone at any age, and for different reasons. Here are 5 ways to help combat a weak bladder.


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:


Healthy Summer Eating Tips for Seniors

Jul 18, 2011

Ahh, summer! The months when food becomes superbly fresher, bedecked in dazzling colors, grilled to perfection, and packaged up in willow picnic baskets! While delicious and potentially very healthy, please be careful: summer foods are also very often laden with un-healthy amounts of salt, sugar, fats and even potentially harmful ingredients that you should try to avoid as much as possible


Its More Than Just Physical Care

Jul 27, 2011

Whether you've been a caregiver for a month or several years, you've no doubt figured out that your loved one requires more than just physical assistance with the daily activities of living. Just like you, a loved one who can observe, listen, or participate in activities enjoys them just because it makes him or her happy. Its more than just physical care.


Helping a Parent Dispel the Gloom of Depression

Aug 01, 2011

Depression is common in older adults as they are forced to deal with many difficult life changes that go along with aging. Although it's normal to feel "down" or "blue" when confronting illness, personal loss or death, it is not normal to feel sad or hopeless all the time.


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!


Falling In Love Again: Focus 1 - Exclusivity

Aug 17, 2011

In our last advice on relationships blog, we navigated the waters of Stage Two of Dating: Uncertainty. Once you have decided to focus on a primary romantic relationship, you are entering the 3rd stage of dating: Exclusivity. Previously you were flushed with the anticipation of getting your needs met while testing to see if you really wanted to get involved. Now you are choosing to open up, give freely and experience getting what you need in return.


Speed Dating For Seniors On Tuesday, Sept. 6th!

Sep 01, 2011

Speed dating has been popular with younger participants for a while but now it’s finally available for the 60+ crowd. This event is perfect if you want to meet new people, a companion, or maybe even make a romantic spark, in a safe, relaxed setting.


Your Time

Aug 17, 2011

It is important to take time each day to spend for and on yourself. It may seem you don’t have the time, it is selfish, or there are more important things to do. In fact, in the scheme of things and as a caregiver, one of the most important things you can do each day is to spend at least ten to fifteen minutes on yourself. By doing so, you help yourself as well as those around you. Those ten to fifteen minutes spent on yourself can help you relax, ease tension, and refresh yourself. That time can help you return to your caregiver tasks with renewed energy and a new perspective.


5 Of The Largest Growing Senior Recreational Activities In Ontario

Aug 30, 2011

Everyone is now well aware of the push by health advocators and the senior demographic to stay active throughout their retirement years . The question is though, what are the activities that are of interest to me personally? Here are 5 activities that are becoming the talk of seniors across Ontario


A 12-Step Program for Caregivers

Sep 05, 2011

I want to share with you today a piece that was developed by two nurses who have worked extensively with the families of patients with Alzheimer's disease. It provides important guidance and wisdom to help us deal with our loved ones who are experiencing the symptoms of dementia.


Men and Depression: Seven Things You Need to Know…Now

Sep 06, 2011

Traditionally, men have been reluctant to acknowledge that they’re feeling depressed, and even more unwilling to seek medical help. However, say Todd Patkin and Dr. Howard J. Rankin, depression is not a sign of weakness—it’s a medical condition that men need to know about and watch for. It’s a matter of health!


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.


Seniors and Sexuality: Enjoying Intimacy and a Healthy Lifestyle

Oct 05, 2011

There is the belief that seniors are too old to engage in sexual intimacy or they are undesirable to potential mates. It may be news to many, but it’s time we all realized and rejoiced in the fact the seniors are indeed sexually active well into the Third Age.


Ontario election and seniors: Where the parties stand

Oct 05, 2011

Have you decided who to vote for in the Ontario election tomorrow? Each party told Comfort Life where they stand on seniors issues. Read their positions and make an informed choice on October 6th.


What Type of LTC Insurance Do You Need?

Oct 27, 2011

Economic times bring out the best and worst in insurance products. Hybrid or combination Life Insurance/ Long Term Care plans are associated with derivatives which mean you take the original product and then package it to make promises to people about a probability that may or may not occur.


Comfort Life Friday Funnies

Oct 28, 2011

Thank goodness its Friday! Being in the publishing business, we often come across funny comic pieces. Some better than others. Here are a few that we've certainly enjoyed over the past week!


Swallowing Reflex and Muscles: Considerations As We Age

Nov 16, 2011

As we age our reflexes begin to slow down, and this includes the swallowing reflex. In addition to our reflexes slowing down, our muscles also may not be as strong as they once were when we were younger – These changes can at times cause problems with the safety of our swallowing.


Dr. Amy: Making Decisions About Work

Nov 22, 2011

There is consensus around one point: it is best to share your situation with your employer and figure out together how to manage your work and home responsibilities. Otherwise, your employer and fellow staff members may think that you don’t care enough about the job on the days when you inevitably must be late or you are distracted in your work due to problems at home.


Tips On How To Prepare For Holiday Gift Expenses

Nov 28, 2011

It's time to pull back the spending reigns and prepare for holiday gift expenses. During a time when most shoppers are reducing their spending altogether, it's especially important to make a realistic budget for your gift list.


Fighting Inflammation With Food

Dec 01, 2011

If you suffer from arthritis and joint pain, or chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, you should know that inflammation in the body can make symptoms much worse. But, there’s hope.


3 Ways to Stay Active and Warm This Winter

Dec 30, 2011

After one of the warmest summers in recent memory, the focus now shifts on ways for seniors to remain active throughout the winter months. It is important that seniors remain active throughout the entire year and not just when the weather outside is pleasant. Here are three ways that seniors across Ontario are braving the cold winter and staying active within their local communities.


How to Find Peace During the Holidays

Dec 13, 2011

Find Peace on Earth…(and Peace Within): Eleven Steps to Help You Tune into Your Inner Self and Forgive and Love Unconditionally


Caring For Someone With Alzheimer's During The Holidays: Seven Tips

Dec 23, 2011

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, your instinct might be to cling to beloved traditions this holiday season. But you—and your loved one—might experience the most holiday joy by adapting your plans and expectations


Dr. Amy: Maintaining a sense of control during illness

Dec 28, 2011

Probably one of the most difficult parts of being ill is losing a sense of control of life. As caregivers, we can help our loved ones and ourselves continue to feel some control. Even though we may both feel powerless against the illness itself, we have many choices that we can make along t


Do You Need Perfect Health?

Dec 15, 2011

Life is not perfect. Things get in the way. That’s why, as Healthy Zoomers, we believe it’s important to live a balanced lifestyle instead of obsessing over every new food, new super supplement or new exercise program.


Goals Keep You Going

Dec 22, 2011

Last week, I wrote about the importance of finding balance in your life to fit everything in you want or need to do. To achieve everything you want, it is vital to have a well thought out plan by goal setting.


Can the Cardio

Jan 05, 2012

To speed-up fat loss and rev your metabolism (for ultimate fat burning), forget long and boring cardio sessions that last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.


Resistance Training to the Rescue

Dec 29, 2011

Once you reach your 40’s, you will begin to naturally lose lean muscle from the body. This slows the rate at which you burn up your food and drink for energy. Instead, you store it as body fat. To stop this muscle loss and maximize calorie burning to stay lean and strong, you must engage in a quality, resistance-training program that involves weights.


Holiday Hazards

Dec 21, 2011

For our first blog entry, we’re gearing up for a busy time – no, not for Christmas, but for the many calls that come in after the holidays! Adult children, home for the holidays, see Mom and Dad is a new light and call with concerns about their abilities to live safely in their home.


Six Ways to Help Seniors Stay Safe in the Winter

Feb 06, 2012

With so many winter safety hazards and accidents happening each year, prepare ahead with these six tips for helping seniors stay safe at home and around town in your community. Read more...


Exercise Your Brain To Keep Young

Jan 04, 2012

As humans age, our thought processes get slower which can have an effect on our language. The words can be harder find. We need extra time to respond to what is being said. We are slower to respond. The thought of losing half our brain by the time we’re adults is pretty depressing…


7 Ways Grieving Affects Your Health

Jan 09, 2012

The toll of grief goes beyond an emotional cost. Our mental struggles also affect our physical health. Don't hesitate to see your physician for advice and help as you go through this difficult time. Here are seven common symptoms mourners experience.


Inexpensive Ways For Seniors To Exercise

Jan 10, 2012

Exercise is a key ingredient in any senior's ambition to accomplish healthy aging. Participating in regular exercising will greatly benefit your physical and mental conditions. Unfortunately there are several myths out there suggesting that the elderly should save their strength instead of exercising or the common myth we all hear, "I am too old to get any value from exercising."


Is living in a retirement home a positive thing?

Mar 28, 2012


Dr . Amy: Health and Wellness for Caregivers

Feb 07, 2012

Caregivers need to tend to their own needs in order to be most effective in helping their loved ones who are ill. Our continuing quest for good quality of life needs to include ourselves as well as the patient. Read more...


Hypertension: Eight Important Facts You Should Know

Feb 10, 2012

These eight important facts about "the Silent Killer" can not only minimize the risk of causing hypertension, but they can also reduce the symptoms of it altogether and improve your overall wellbeing. Read more...


Finding the best Alzheimer's home: Nine tips

Mar 09, 2012

Choosing the right Alzheimer's home for your loved one can be a frightening experience but sound information makes it easier. When choosing the Alzheimer's right home, the philosophy and appropriate level of care, preferred location and budget all need to be considered. Here are nine tips to help you find the best Alzheimer's home for your loved one.


VIDEO: Positive People Live Longer

Jun 27, 2012

VIDEO: Studies show that positivity adds years to your life. Ethel Goldschmidt sure knows the power of positive thinking. She started her own brewery at 88!


Drug Abuse in Seniors: Tips For Managing Prescription Medications

Mar 27, 2012

Drug abuse in the elderly is a significant issue. As people age, they may have more illnesses, and the number of drugs prescribed to manage those illnesses rises as well. It can be difficult to balance the potential side effects and drug interactions with the benefits of the various medications. The following tips may help manage prescription medication use and lessen the overuse of prescription medications in seniors. Read more...


The benefits of an active adult living home

Aug 17, 2012

Active adult living is an emerging trend in retirement communities, which allows residents to live independently and receive services when they want or need them.


Four ways to beat the weather blues

Mar 29, 2012

The weather report is often bad even when it's spring. Don't buy into the hype. Here's how to enjoy the weather and get your life back in balance!


Caring for aging parents: Reduce stress by saying 'no'

Apr 10, 2012

When you are caring for an aging parent you may feel overwhelmed. Here's how to say no to tasks that are not a priority.


Six Simple Exercises to Prepare You For Any Activity

Apr 12, 2012

Getting into a daily exercise routine can be hard but these six simple exercises can prepare you for any activity throughout the day.


Top Six Cool-Down Stretches After Your Workout

Apr 19, 2012

Don't forget cool-down stretches after exercise. They are a crucial part of any post-activity for a safe recovery. Here are six of the best.


Earth Day: Nine Easy Ways to Go Green

Apr 20, 2012

What are you doing for Earth Day? Here are nine easy ways to go green, be kind to the environment and even save some money!


Five ways to reduce Alzheimer's risk and keep memory strong

Apr 24, 2012

What five ingredients reduce our risk for getting this disease and keep our memory strong? One ingredient is learning how to manage stress.


How to set goals for exercise: Three great tips

Apr 26, 2012

Goal setting ensures that you actually do the exercises you planned to do. It gives you purpose and a timeline so you stay on track.


Giving to your community is good for your brain

May 01, 2012

VIDEO: Volunteering your time not only gives you a social life, it develops new pathways in your brain, improving memory and helping you live longer.


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.


Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

May 07, 2012

May is Mental Health Month, but these are some tips you can use year-round to reduce stress, improve your self-esteem, and stay sharp. Read more...


Five Ways Dark Chocolate Boosts Seniors Health

May 08, 2012

Want to boost your brain's function and reduce cardiovascular disease? Eat dark chocolate! Be sure to try the easy recipes here too.


Seniors and Depression: Fight It Naturally With Social Engagement

May 09, 2012

Many seniors experience depression because of lost loved ones, loneliness or physical limitations. But depression is not inevitable if you are social.


Senior Care Resources: Getting Help at Home

May 14, 2012

Need advice planning your health care options or want to find support now? The Senior Care Advisor Tool can help! Read more...


The 2012/13 Guide to Canada's Top Retirement Communities

May 16, 2012

Wondering how to choose the best retirement community or confused about home care basics? Check out the Retirement Living Guide eBook!


Need motivation to exercise? Try prediction events!

May 10, 2012

With warmer spring weather comes our desire to be outdoors and active but it can be hard to stay motivated. Prediction activities can help!


Caring for aging parents: Feel like your life is on hold?

May 15, 2012

Does caring for your aging parents make you feel your life is on hold? Here's how to make peace with your guilt and conflicting emotions.


Seniors Fight Depression Naturally With Exercise and Sleep

May 18, 2012

Seniors can help themselves to alleviate depression with regular exercise. It improves mood, strength and balance and sleep.


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...


How to cope with your elderly parent's anxiety: 15 tips

May 23, 2012

Your parents may become increasingly fearful and anxiety-ridden as they age and it can be very difficult to help them. There are ways to cope.


How to communicate with a parent who has Alzheimer's

May 25, 2012

If your parent has Alzheimer's, they can become very frustrated trying to make their wishes known. Here's how one family turned things around.


Helping your aging parent when they have to give up driving

May 31, 2012

Giving up the independence of driving is one of the most difficult aspects of aging. This expert advice will help you to help your parent.


My midlife crisis with a geriatric twist

May 29, 2012

NEW Column: Caring for my elderly mum has had more downs than ups this past year but there have been laughs too. Here's what I've learned.


Help the sandwich generation de-stress on Twitter!

Jun 19, 2012

Are you stressed out? Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation? Are you on Twitter? Join us for solutions and a fun tweetchat!


How to Prevent Heart Disease: Top 10 Tips

Jun 01, 2012

Many of the factors that contribute to heart disease are based on lifestyle and that means you can make simple changes to greatly reduce your risk.


VIDEO: Retirement Homes Help Seniors Become Tech Savvy

Jun 06, 2012

VIDEO: Seniors are becoming quite computer savvy thanks to the many retirement homes that have helped their residents get more involved.


Seniors Fight Depression Naturally With Diet and Nutrition (Part 2)

Jun 04, 2012

The timeless wisdom, "We are what we eat," is as valid as ever, especially for seniors. It can even impove mood and help avoid depression.


Create your caregiving experience, don't just react to it

Jun 07, 2012

Caring for elderly parents can make you frantic with no time for the things that bring you joy. Here's how to get some perspective.


Best Retirement Quotations Ever

Jun 11, 2012

Need a quick pick-me-up? Here are some of the funniest and most profound (or most profoundly funny) retirement quotations we've heard in a long time!


10 Easy Ways for Seniors to Lose Weight

Jun 12, 2012

Sometimes losing a few pounds is a necessary step to improving your health. Here are ten easy ways to lose weight and improve wellbeing.


Six ways to improve your life this summer

Jun 13, 2012

If your life needs a lift, summer's a great time to make it happen. You can influence your own happiness much more than you think.


Ten great ways to relieve the pain of arthritis

Jun 15, 2012

Arthritis causes a tremendous amount of suffering in people of all ages but there are many ways to find relief. Here are 10 of those strategies.


Make Caregiving a Choice and Reduce Your Stress

Jun 20, 2012

Most people are caregivers by default which causes a lot of stress. If you view caregiving as a choice, you can change all that for the better.


Welcome to Peri-Menopause Lane

Jul 18, 2012

The peri-menopausal years are quite a trip. Crying jags, hot flashes, mood swings and 'cougar' hormones. And those chin hairs no one tells you about...


How to volunteer at a retirement home

Jun 21, 2012

Volunteering at a seniors home is one of the most rewarding things you'll ever experience. Here's what you can do and how to sign up!


Get your mental house in order before retirement: Five tips

Jun 22, 2012

Retirement will be challenging enough without bringing emotional baggage into it. Here's how to break bad habits and get your house in order.


VIDEO: Video Games May Help Seniors Improve Balance

Jul 04, 2012

VIDEO: Lloyd Kitchen has a fun way of staying active, bowling on the Wii with his fellow residents.


It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your mother is?

Jul 05, 2012

What happens when you call your elderly mum to check in on her and she doesn't answer? And several minutes later she still doesn't?


The Real Deal: Life at Seasons Retirement Homes

Jul 09, 2012

'Life at Seasons' showcases how this retirement community engages residents with fun activities and superb service that separate them from retirement homes of the past.


Herbal Tea Gardening: Grow Your Own Herbal Iced Teas

Jul 10, 2012

Herbs are not only delicious and great for cooking, but are also packed with health benefits. Here's how to grow your own for herb tea.


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...


Have a Drink! Mom's Retirement Home Trial Stay Was a Bust.

Jul 11, 2012

What do you do when you realize your mom's trial stay at the retirement home was a bust? Have a drink? Yikes!


How to move on when your parents pass away

Jul 12, 2012

When your parents are nearing the end of their lives, you need to take some practical steps, plan your post-caregiving life and prepare your heart.


Seven Best Places to Retire in Canada

May 20, 2017

Comfort Life presents seven of Canada's top retirement cities and towns from coast to coast. Do you agree? What are your favourites?


Down with Bingo? Real Life Programming in Assisted Living

Jul 19, 2012

Bingo is great but it shouldn't be the default activity in retirement homes. Let's get over our pretenses and provide real life programming.


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.


Do seniors with mild dementia belong in independent living?

Jul 27, 2012

What do you do when a senior needs more help than a retirement home can provide? And when they won't accept the help that is offered?


How pets benefit retirement home seniors

Jul 30, 2012

You need not feel lonely at a retirement home. These days many homes allow you to bring an old or new four-legged friend with you!


Charming Senior's Video Wins Online Contest

Aug 03, 2012

Ever made a grilled cheese sandwich with an iron or corn on the cob in a kettle? Watch 88-year-old Shura do it in her winning Cyber-Seniors video!


How to find the best long-term care home

Aug 07, 2012

Before choosing a long term care community for your family member, consider some of the following key questions.


Refill Buddy Makes Refilling Prescriptions Fast and Easy

Aug 06, 2012

What if there were a way to manage your prescriptions without having to call the pharmacy, stand in line or visit the doctor's office? There is!


How Portable Music Players Help Keep Seniors Minds Active

Aug 09, 2012

Jerry Bloom recounts how he uses his iPod to keep his mind and his memories active, and how this device can be valuable for any senior. Read more...


Caregiver Support: Health and Wellness Tips

Aug 10, 2012

Finding yourself stressed out and overwhelmed? Consider some of these tips to avoid caregiver burnout. Read more...


Ten retirement home activities to keep you active & healthy

Aug 15, 2012

Here are ten common retirement home activities. 'Read more': Read more...


Government and Community Programs Can Help with Senior Home Repairs

Aug 24, 2012

If you need help affording senior home repairs then it is a good idea to investigate government programs designed to offer assistance.


10 Steps For Better Mental Health

Aug 29, 2012

A healthy mind is important to all aspects of your life. Follow these 10 easy steps to help you achieve better mental health [Read More] 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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


What is Inflammation in the Body?

Jan 23, 2013

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


Having the Courageous Conversation About Long-Term Care

Jun 17, 2013

No one likes to have to have the ‘courageous conversation’ with their parents about the possibility of needing long-term care but Jane Baufus discusses why it's important to do it sooner than later. 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...


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...


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... .


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