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Release of the 2011/12 Guide to Canada's Best Retirement Communities

May 24, 2011

It's report card time for the retirement residence industry! Comfort Life's 2011/12 annual guide to the best retirement communities across Canada is out! Find Canada's Best Retirement Communities in your neighbourhood.


How To Choose A Retirement Community

Jul 20, 2011

Making the decision to move into a retirement community is usually a difficult one to make for retirees and for their families. Even more difficult, is the laborious process of visiting and evaluating the many different retirement communities and trying to decide which one is for you! They all look great and have various levels of services and facilities that its very easy to get caught up in the glitter and gold.


The Cost of Living And Retiring At Home

Jul 25, 2011

"Living at home is free, why move?" is the most common mindset when seniors are asked about the option of moving to a retirement community. But is aging at home really free? With the unforeseen costs of in-home care assistance, home retro fitting or transportation assistance, many retirees may not realize that aging at home is not as "free" as believed especially if unanticipated health issues were to arise.


Seniors How to Decide When to Sell: 7 Important Considerations

Aug 03, 2011

Here are a few considerations if you or an older member of the family is trying to decide whether or not it’s the right time to sell the family home.


Are You Retired And Ready To Downsize?

Sep 13, 2011

Wondering when is the best time to sell your house? The answer is NOW! So now you’re retired and your house is too large for your needs; with no more kids at home who needs all those bedrooms and bathrooms?


The Only Way I'm Leaving Is In A Pine Box!

Oct 07, 2011

If your home is no longer working for you and not matching your health and mobility situation, then have the courage and conviction to make your move now. Enjoy the rest of your years in safety and comfort, in an environment that better suits your needs.


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.


Can't afford to move to a retirement community? Here's help.

Feb 20, 2012

Today we launch a new feature in The Pulse of Comfort Life blog: Story of the month. This is the post that garnered the greatest response from you, our readers. It's a post that was so popular and useful, that it is worth looking at again. This month, that post is this one.


Life in a retirement home: What's it really like?

Apr 16, 2012

VIDEO: Wondering what life in a retirement community is really like? Residents tell you all about it in Seniors on Screen!


What you need to know to find the best retirement home

Apr 18, 2012

VIDEO: To find the best retirement home you need to know what questions to ask and what the homes offer. Check out this expert advice.


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.


Sunrise Men's Club: A night out with 'the boys'!

May 02, 2012

The Men's Club is a social program just for men at Sunrise Senior Living in Oakville. Check out their adventures in the new column by Mark Giordani!


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!


How to Downsize and Declutter Your Home: Key Advice and Tips

May 17, 2012

This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about downsizing your house, including tips and advice for staying in control and making money along the way! Read more...


VIDEO: Three Ways to Downsizing Your Life

May 30, 2012

Instead of being scary, moving to a retirement community can be a fun new experience, as Sandra and Tibor Haluskay found it to be.


Preparing for Retirement: Top Questions and Ideas You Should Consider

Jun 05, 2012

Have preconceptions about retirement that are preventing you from starting to plan ahead? Consider these top questions and ideas as you prepare your move. Read more...


Home Care and Home Care Services: An Introduction

Jun 18, 2012

Thinking about home care? Considering whether you would prefer to live at home or in a retirement community? We have some advice that might help! Read more...


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!


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.


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!


VIDEO: Finding Love in a Retirement Home

Aug 02, 2012

VIDEO: Relationships are an important part of our natural balance and well being, especially so in later life. It's never too late to meet someone.


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!


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.


Ultimate Retirement Tour Checklist Ebook

Sep 03, 2012

If you're thinking about moving into retirement community, this is your must-read checklist for finding out all the exclusive details that matter the most to you! Read more...


Why Mississauga Chosen as Best Place to Retire

Mar 21, 2014

Mississauga is chosen as the best city to retire in Ontario. Close to both Toronto and the countryside, hosting great activities year-round, and includes wonderful medical care. See why Charles Hicks and his wife chose Mississauga to call home, and see which retirement homes ranked best in Mississauga.


Seasons Retirement Buys Bowmanville Retirement Community

May 30, 2014

Seasons Retirement Communities acquired Clarington Centre by Kingsway Arms in Bowmanville, Ontario, effective May 30, 2014. Chief Executive Officer, Marc Doré says that the Seasons staff "look forward to building a strong and enduring relationship with the employees, residents, families and community of Bowmanville." Read more...


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