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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.


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.


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.


The Cost Of Retiring

Aug 08, 2011

You know you need to save for your retirement, but how much money will you need to live comfortably after you retire? Here are five tips from Chartered Accountant Anne Chun, President of Anne Chun Professional Corporation in Toronto.


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.


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!


Comfort Life News Round-Up: To Work or To Retire.

Aug 19, 2011

"Should I continue to work or should I retire?", is the question that many will be asking themselves as their retirement age looms over the horizon. With the advancement of medicine and technology, older adults are living longer and stronger so why retire if you don't have to? The choice they make could affect the labour force and economy in various different ways.


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...


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...


How to get the best offer for your home

Feb 15, 2012

Getting your home ready to sell can be an overwhelming process. However, there are some effective ways to sell your home and get an offer — below are just some of the main guidelines that boomers and seniors need to know to get a great offer on their home. Read more...


Is living in a retirement home a positive thing?

Mar 28, 2012


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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...


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!


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.


Going Back to School? Nine ways to afford it

Jun 25, 2012

You're never too old to go back to school but college and university can be expensive. Here are some ways to find the money you need.


REVIEW: The Best Exotic Seniors' Movie

Jul 06, 2012

Have you seen The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? It's a low-budget movie with 'senior star' appeal and plenty of optimism and passion!


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!


Help the Sandwich Generation Downsize on Twitter!

Jul 10, 2012

Need help downsizing? You're not alone! Join our second "sandgen" Twitter chat on Wednesday, July 11th and we'll help each other!


Financing Your Retirement: Costs of Retirement Living Overview

Jul 16, 2012

Looking for financial advice in planning ahead for your retirement? We have the resources, tips, and advice to help make the financing process easier.


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?


Retirement Financing: Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Aug 01, 2012

Ever thought more in depth about your relationship with money? Get the tips and tricks you need to know now to live more financially secure later on.


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...


Comfort Life TV: Helping You Discover a Fulfilling Life

Aug 20, 2012

Want to get a peek at some of these features and stories from retirement residents, their families, staff and industry professionals? Check out Comfort Life TV! 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...


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...


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...


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...


10 Great Gifts for Seniors

Dec 03, 2012

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


Photographers to Challenge Senior Stereotypes

Jan 30, 2014

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


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... .


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