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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.


What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance

Aug 15, 2011

What is long-term care insurance, and why is it important? Statistics tell us that: - 75% of those over 65 will need a caregiver or facility services - 40% of people who are under 65 are either on or will be using long-term care benefits for periods of time due to accidents or illness. When we are younger, we think we are invincible.


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.


New Options Under The CPP Rules

Aug 29, 2011

New rules that are being phased in between now and 2016 for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will give people greater flexibility to choose when they want to begin receiving CPP benefits and on how long they can contribute to CPP after age 60. Here are some thing that you should know!


Senior Love: It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love!

Nov 23, 2011

"Its never too late for fall in love!", is the message that Howard Christensen and Cecilia Glen, residents of the MCF Seniors Home in Edmonton are proclaiming to the world.


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!


Is living in a retirement home a positive thing?

Mar 28, 2012


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!


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!


How to protect your home from mortgage and real estate title fraud

Apr 06, 2012

Real estate title and mortgage fraud are on the rise and seniors are usually the victims. Here's how boomers and seniors can protect themselves and their homes.


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.


Long-term care insurance: Should you buy it?

Apr 11, 2012

Your health may change during retirement and you could need nursing services and/or long term care. Here's how long-term care insurance can help.


Retirement condominiums: What you need to know about fees

Apr 13, 2012

Condo fees are common but what about "special assessments," "reserve funds" and fees for amenities you don't use? Here's what you need to know about fees.


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!


The Fifth Stage of Dating: Commitment

Apr 17, 2012

Many mid-life adults don't want to get married. They're divorced, widowed or they have always been single. Here's the case for "getting hitched".


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.


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.


House Sitting: The Fast-Growing, Low-Cost Way to Travel

Apr 25, 2012

Imagine traveling all over the world and staying for weeks or months without paying for hotels! That is what house sitting allows you to do.


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...


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.


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!


Top Six Tips for a Successful Downsizing Sale

May 03, 2012

It's garage sale time again! If you're downsizing and looking for great ways to make money on your treasures, check out these six tips.


Seniors and Dating: Benefits of Speed Dating over Online Dating

May 04, 2012

Want a new way to meet someone? Try speed dating. It's a great way to meet people and it has many benefits over online dating.


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!


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...


House Sitting: The fast-growing, low-cost way to travel

May 21, 2012

Imagine traveling all over the world and staying for weeks or months without paying for hotels! That is what house sitting allows you to do.


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.


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.


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