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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 Helps Hazelton Place Celebrate Its 11th birthday!

Jul 08, 2011

Comfort Life dropped by Toronto's Hazelton Place Retirement Residence recently to help celebrate its 11th birthday. What a party! Intermittent rain didn't dampen anyone's spirits—perhaps because there was so much to enjoy.


Amica HELPING HANDS raises over $150,000 for needy seniors!

Dec 12, 2011

Amica HELPING HANDS’ third annual fundraising gala held last month in Vancouver, BC. was a smashing success!


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.


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


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.


13 Halloween Costume Ideas for Baby Boomers

Oct 26, 2011

Doesn't it seem female Halloween costumes have devolved into overt sexiness? Even young girls are donning witch costumes cut up to here and down to there. But such outfits just feel unseemly for Baby Boomers rapidly approaching retirement age. Here's a selection of 13 ideas for men, women and couples.


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!


Expert Gardener Barb Hegman Offers Fall Gardening Tips

Nov 07, 2011

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean it is time to let your garden go. There are still many great things you can do in your garden throughout Fall. Expert gardener and founder of PlantJotter.com Barb Hegman offers some tips and tricks for keeping your garden beautiful and thriving when the weather starts to cool.


Revera's Claremont 2012 calendar is here!

Dec 09, 2011

The residents of Revera’s Claremont Retirement Residence and talented, former Toronto Sun photographer Hugh Wesley have done it again! They’ve collaborated on another cheeky and inspiring calendar—and great stocking stuffer!


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.


Book Review: "When I Stop Talking You'll Know I'm Dead"

Nov 30, 2011

"Never give up", "It's all in the packaging", "Your net worth is only as good as your network" - we hear these expressions all the time from great movers and shakers, and for Jerry Weintraub, these are just a small sampling of the life lessons he shares with us in his autobiography "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead".


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.


The Wisdom of Waiting

Dec 26, 2011

n this blog, my advice on relationships is about to make me extremely unpopular by making the case for postponing physical intimacy. When desire is the expression of love is the best time to experience increasing degrees of intimacy. And love needs time and care in order to grow. Who here has had the experience of having an explosive first few weeks of a romance only to watch it flame out? Can we talk?


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


Jobs for Seniors: Seven Employment Positions and Tips

Jul 13, 2012

There is a misconception that senior citizens do not work but quite a few have second careers or part-time jobs. Here are seven to consider!


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...


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 Crime Stoppers App Aims for a Safer Toronto

Aug 13, 2012

Want to get more involved in making your community a safer place? Download the Toronto Crime Stoppers App to help Toronto fight crime! 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...


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...


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...


Oktoberfest Recipes - Celebrate Oktoberfest With Food & Music

Oct 11, 2012

Oktoberfest recipes, music and celebrations at Palisade Gardens in Cobourg. 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...


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...


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...


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...


Charity: The Most Special Gift

Dec 11, 2012

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


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...


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...


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