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Your guide to retirement living in Canada

The 21st annual Comfort Life Retirement Guide focuses on helping you make the best choice possible for your family. Here are web adaptations of the main stories:

Our Inspiring Leaders series

Leaders behind some of the country's most vibrant retirement communities shared insights into changes they've witnessed and those they're currently driving. Themes in the series include:

Get Insider Perspectives on communities

We’ve interviewed family caregivers and residents of retirement communities near you. Video interviews probe into why they chose the community, what values they see there, how it’s improved their lives, and many other questions. Their shared experiences help you make a more informed choice.

Companion Care for Seniors

At Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care, we understand the importance of providing seniors with comprehensive care that encompasses both physi...

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Tips for caring for aging skin/Conseils pour prendre soin d'une peau vieillissante

As you age, your skin undergoes several changes, including the loss of elasticity, thinning and dryness. These changes can make your skin more prone t...

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Online learning resources for seniors: stay curious/Ressources d'apprentissage en ligne pour les sen

Are you looking to expand your knowledge and learn something new? Fortunately, there are plenty of online learning resources available that are specif...

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3 way to maintain connection in your retirement home

Sustaining family connections is essential for the emotional well-being of seniors living in retirement homes. Here are three strategies that families...

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The Hive As Your Medicine Cabinet 55+ Workshop

Discover the benefits of honey and bee by-products for your immune system, digestive health, skincare, and more! ...

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Active Adult Lifestyle

Adult lifestyle or 55+ communities are the desired way to retire. It’s worry-free, manageable living, perfect for empty nesters looking to live freer and easier. It’s time to treat yourself to the best in living! Find 55 plus communities with easy virtual tours. You can also find  active adult lifestyle communities in Ontario, Manitoba, and BC, including golf communities, bungalow communities, rentals and ownership units.

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Best places to retire

What is the best place to retire — for you? In recent years, interest in small towns has increased exponentially, and we’ve got recommendations. Find the best places to retire in BC, Alberta, or Ontario. We also look at Canada’s best small towns, including the best towns in BC, along with Ontario's top towns and towns on the prairies.

Get right-sized!

There're many different styles of living, each suited to different people. Guides to housing options look at each’s pros and cons. Senior apartments are increasingly popular, and you can also find closer looks at Vancouver and Toronto senior apartments. We also have guides to senior condos, townhouses, and retirement bungalows.

Seniors' Services

We've created a marketplace that helps you quickly find experts in helping those 60 and older. There's a growing collection of people who value and understand the specific needs of people this age. Our senior services include directories to health and wellness services, real estate agents, and travel services for seniors.

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