The Pulse of Comfort Life

Stories, news & advice from Canada’s Best Retirement Communities

Here, you’ll find articles and stories submitted by Comfort Life member communities, people and organizations that specialize in senior care and healthy (and happy) retirement living. If you’re looking for the official Comfort LIfe guide on retirement planning and living, please start here.


 

Why you should eat less salt (and how to do it)/Pourquoi vous devriez manger moins de sel (et commen

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Eating too much salt can harm your health, and this risk increases as you age. Find out why adjusting your diet and reducing your salt intake are esse...
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INNOVATION

How to treat Shingles/Comment traiter le zona

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Antiviral medications work best if started within 72 hours of developing blisters. This will help blisters crust over and heal faster. These medicatio...
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LIFESTYLE

Shingles Symptoms/Symptômes du zona

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Shingles are caused by varicella-zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you've ever had chickenpox (typically during childhood), this virus...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Get Quality Rehabilitation at Home with Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Experience top-tier rehabilitation services at home with Richmond Heights Health Clinic. From physical therapy to mental health support, discover pers...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Live Your Best Life, Together.

by: Parkland on Eglinton West

As your parents age, you always want the very best for them. Your top priority is ensuring that your loved one is safe, well-cared for and happy – a...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Celebrate your mom... and other mothers!

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show appreciation for your mom by spending quality time with her and the people she loves. However, it’s a...
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NEWS

Tips for doing chores without hurting yourself

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Whether you’re planning to do a major home cleanup or just want to tick off a few household chores from your to-do list, here are some tips to preve...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Sandwich generation: 3 tips to prevent burnout/La génération sandwich : 3 conseils pour éviter l'

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Are you looking after your children and aging parents while you’re getting on in years? Here are three tips to help you overcome the tough times and...
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LIFESTYLE

Nurturing Mental Well-being: A Holistic Approach to Senior Home Care

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Celebrate Mental Health Week at Richmond Heights Health Clinic & Home Care. Explore our unique approach to home care, focusing on nurturing the mental...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Companion Care for Seniors

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

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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HEALTH & WELLNESS

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

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

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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INNOVATION

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

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

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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HEALTH & WELLNESS

3 way to maintain connection in your retirement home

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

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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LIFESTYLE

The Hive As Your Medicine Cabinet 55+ Workshop

by: The Wexford

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

Rose's Story

by: Magnolia Gardens

When the weight of being her brother's caregiver became overwhelming, Rose chose to move them both into Magnolia Gardens and it's made life much easie...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Focusing on Patient-Centered Care: Essentials for Health Clinics and Home Care

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

This article explores the core principles of patient-centered care, applicable in both health clinics and home care environments....
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Do you suffer from empty nest syndrome? Souffrez-vous du syndrome du nid vide ?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Has your child left home and spread their wings? This change can cause a range of emotions that can be difficult to deal with. Don’t worry! It’s p...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

How To Choose The Right Rain Boots/Comment choisir les bonnes bottes de pluie

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

If you’re an older adult, choosing the right rain boots is essential to ensure your safety, comfort and mobility in wet and slippery conditions. Her...
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INNOVATION

Designing a comfortable living space in your retirement home/Concevoir un espace de vie confortable

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

When moving into a retirement or assisted living home, you don’t have to settle for a sterile, institutional environment. Here are some ways to make...
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LIFESTYLE

Finding the Perfect Elder Care Services in Richmond Heights

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Discover the warmth of genuine care as you seek the perfect elder care services for your loved one in Richmond Heights. Let's embark on this journey t...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Daily Soup Cook Off Challenge

by: Forestview Retirement Residence

A different soup EVERYDAY for one month...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Salad Sensation Festival at Forestview Retirement Residence

by: Forestview Retirement Residence

Join us and explore a wide assortment of healthy salads from March 27 to April 12, 2024....
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NEWS

ACTIVITIES in Chateau Glengarry Retirement Home Alexandria

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Engaging in these activities has not only provided entertainment but also the opportunity to meet and get to know the residents and their families. We...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Am I better off alone or married?/Vaut-il mieux être seul ou marié ?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Nearly a third of the almost 85 million baby boomers in Canada and the United States are single, a fact that surprises a lot of people. Then again, th...
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LIFESTYLE

Solutions for managing medication/Solutions pour la gestion des médicaments

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Managing medications is a major source of worry for seniors, as the complexity of their treatment often requires careful organization. Which pills hav...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Combatting isolation and loneliness/Combattre l'isolement et la solitude

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Solitude is a state of mind that can be positive, when it’s desired, but when it turns into isolation and loneliness, it can become unbearable. Unfo...
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LIFESTYLE

Nursing Homes Near Me: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Right Care

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Discover the ideal nursing home with our guide, covering everything from location to specialized care. Plus, explore "Richmond Heights Health Care" fo...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Slow the effects of ageing/Ralentir les effets du vieillissement

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

We all age a little bit every day and like it or not, we can’t do anything about it. However, several lifestyle choices can help to slow down the ef...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

4 exercises for seniors/4 exercices pour les seniors

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

If you’re over 65, experts typically advise against strenuous physical activities like long-distance running, high-intensity interval training and j...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

What surprised me most about moving into a Berwick?

by: Berwick Retirement Communities

What has surprised you about moving into Berwick? What were your biggest fears and how did you overcome them?...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Holistic Healing at Home: The Next Wave in Home Health Care

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Discover Holistic Healing, A new era in home health care with Richmond Heights Health Clinic & Home Care. Elevate well-being through mindful aging, he...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Excellent Services at Chateau Glengarry

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

The General Manager Diane St-Denis talked about the services at Chateau Glengarry retirement living center in Alexandria, Ontario....
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PERSONAL STORIES

4 hobbies you can do online

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Bored of scrolling through the same old social media posts? If you’re looking for a new source of online entertainment, try one — or all — of th...
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INNOVATION

Plan a game night

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

If you’re looking for a fun way to liven up your next seniors’ mixer, why not take a twist on the classic board game by planning a smorgasbord of ...
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LIFESTYLE

Innovations in Home Health Care: A Future of Enhanced Well-being with Richmond Heights Health Clinic

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Discover a future of well-being with Richmond Heights Health Clinic & Home Care! Embrace cutting-edge innovations, personalized care journeys, and a c...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Entertain without wearing yourself out

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Grandparents often host the family Christmas dinner. are perfect for seniors If you’re one of them, you know how much organization, time and energy ...
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LIFESTYLE

Comfort and Joy Aplenty

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Christmas is a wonderful time for family and friends to come together and celebrate. However, this time of year can be rather difficult for some, part...
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NEWS

How to spot a social media scam/Comment repérer une escroquerie sur les médias sociaux

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

From Facebook account hackers to fake stores and romance tricksters, your online presence makes you vulnerable to predators. Their tactics are always ...
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INNOVATION

Fashion trends for seniors: combining elegance and comfort/Tendances de la mode pour les seniors : a

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Do you want to refresh your wardrobe this fall? In 2023, fashion trends for older adults are all about striking the perfect balance between elegance a...
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LIFESTYLE

Talk to Parents About Retirement/ Parler de la retraite aux parents

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

When it comes to retirement, many Canadians have a tendency to avoid discussing it with their parents. However, it’s important to have these convers...
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FINANCE

Learning has no age limit/L'apprentissage n'a pas de limite d'âge

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Do you think learning new things is just for young people? Think again! It’s been proven that there’s no age limit to learning. Here’s why it’...
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INNOVATION

Elderly Home Care: Helping Your Loved Ones Age Gracefully

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Unveiling the Art of Graceful Aging with Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care! Dive into a world where personalized care meets companionship, ...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Nurturing Homes: The Essence of Home Care Services in Richmond Hill, Ontario

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Discover care beyond walls with Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care in Richmond Hill, Ontario! Personalized, compassionate support for ageing...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Dental care in seniors

by: Aspira Bolton Mills Retirement Living

Orla health care needs Seniors should conduct daily oral hygiene care routines. They should have regular dental examinations and early minimal inte...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Age-related hearing loss

by: Aspira Bolton Mills Retirement Living

What is age-related hearing loss? Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us as we grow older. It is one of the most co...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

What Residents Say: Arthur's Story

by: The Waterford

Arthur & Pamela have got a great outlook on life thanks to The Waterford....
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PERSONAL STORIES

What Family Members Say: Darlene's Story

by: Magnolia Gardens

Darlene's mother-in-law, Ingrid, is so happy at Magnolia Gardens that she recommends it to everyone. Her only regret about Magnolia Gardens is that he...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Meeting our New Bus

by: The Waterford

It's our first look at our new wheels and we're pretty excited!...
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NEWS

5 tips to combat seasonal depression/5 conseils pour lutter contre la dépression saisonnière

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Do the long winter months drain your morale and negatively impact your sense of well-being? Here are some tips to help you counter the symptoms of sea...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Advice for seniors: 7 criteria for choosing the right winter coat/Conseils aux seniors : 7 critères

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Are you looking for a new coat to keep you warm this winter? Assess your needs by paying attention to these seven points. Vous êtes à la recherche d...
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LIFESTYLE

A Symphony of Compassion: Redefining Elder Home Care

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Elevate elder care with Richmond Heights! Unveiling a Symphony of Compassion that transcends, redefines, and celebrates. Stay tuned for a glimpse into...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

The link between physical activity and mortality risk in older adults Le lien entre l'activité phys

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

A study led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that recreational pursuits that incorporate physical activity, including walking, sw...
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LIFESTYLE

Seniors Getting around without a car: what are your options?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Are you no longer able to drive because of health problems? Has getting behind the wheel become too stressful? Rest assured; this doesn’t mean y...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Le dilemme des personnes âgées : soins à domicile ou aide à la vie autonome ? Seniors’ dilemma

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Êtes-vous un propriétaire qui prend de l'âge ? Vous avez moins d'énergie qu'avant ? Si vos tâches quotidiennes deviennent de plus en plus diffici...
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FINANCE

8 conseils pour lutter contre l'insomnie en vieillissant 8 tips to combat insomnia as you age

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Avec l'âge, différents facteurs peuvent entraîner des problèmes de sommeil. Vous avez beaucoup de choses à gérer au cours de vos dernières ann�...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

3 tips for selling your home and moving into a seniors’ residenceé3 conseils pour vendre votre ma

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Are you thinking about moving into a private seniors’ residence? If so, you’ll need to sell your current home. Here are three things to consider t...
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LIFESTYLE

'Tis the Season to be Social

by: Edgewood Suites

Halloween ushers in the end of warm days in the sun and that crisp fall air reminds us of colder weather and the joys of the great indoors. ...
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LIFESTYLE

The 10,000-foot Dive Along a Wellness Journey

by: The Village of Riverside Glen

The 10,000-foot Dive Along a Wellness Journey Jul 17, 2023 / Village VoicePosted by: Kristian Partington Not long before Sandra Luebbecke is abo...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Get our $750 Langley City Hidden Gem's Offer

by: Magnolia Gardens

Move in before April 2024 and you can receive $750 to enjoy some of Langley City's Hidden Gems....
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NEWS

How to relieve arthritis pain/Comment soulager la douleur arthritique

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Arthritis can seriously affect your quality of life. Fortunately, in addition to taking the right medication, there are several things you can do to r...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Empowering Seniors: The Essence of Senior Home Care

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

"Senior Home Care ensures tailored support for elderly loved ones, promoting independence, safety, and well-being. Richmond Heights Health Clinic & Ho...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Elevating Health & Wellness: The Role of Home Care in Modern Healthcare

by: Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care

Explore the transformative power of home care in nurturing health, wellness & comprehensive healthcare. Learn how personalised support elevates well-b...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

To love and be loved for 75 years

by: The Village of Taunton Mills

A beautiful family photo hangs upon the wall in Bill and Helen O’Reilly’s fourth floor suite in The Village of Taunton Mills. There must b...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Fall in Love with Oakcrossing Retirement Living

by: Oakcrossing Retirement Living

Join us for our Open House event to explore all the incredible features our community has to offer!...
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NEWS

How can you keep your kidneys healthy?/Comment garder ses reins en bonne santé ?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Kidneys play several vital roles in the human body. In addition to eliminating toxins from the bloodstream, they release hormones that help regulate b...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Free Pie for National Seniors Day

by: Magnolia Gardens

What's better than homemade pie? How about FREE homemade pie? Magnolia Gardens is celebrating National Seniors Day on October 4 by giving away pies to...
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NEWS

Benefits of Knitting/Les avantages du tricot

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Did you know that knitting has positive effects on both your physical and your mental health? Whether you’re a lifelong enthusiast or a curious begi...
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LIFESTYLE

The risk of dehydration among seniors/Le risque de déshydratation chez les personnes âgées

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Did you know that seniors are more susceptible to dehydration? This is because aging causes the body’s thirst signals to weaken, thereby increasing ...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Chocolate: a delicious source of benefits for seniors/Chocolat: une délicieuse source de bienfaits

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Chocolate is enjoyed by people of all ages. Are you a senior citizen who enjoys this sweet treat? Chocolate with high cocoa content (at least 60 per c...
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LIFESTYLE

Diverting food waste

by: Aspira Retirement Living

We have been exploring several alternatives to divert food waste away from landfills in a number of local, municipally led food waste programs. We are...
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NEWS

Aging and Your Eyes

by: Aspira Bolton Mills Retirement Living

As you age, it is normal to notice changes in your vision. A few common changes for older adults include losing the ability to see up close, having tr...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Making Memories and Friends at Edgewood Suites

by: Edgewood Suites

Whether you are looking for big parties or quality conversations, we have you covered for social programing of all kinds. ...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

What’s the best way to take your blood pressure/Quelle est la meilleure façon de prendre sa tensi

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Évitez de consommer des stimulants comme le café, le thé, les boissons énergisantes ou les décongestionnants une heure avant l'examen. Si vous fu...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

A short guide to signing a lease in a seniors’ residence/Petit guide de la signature d'un bail dan

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Signing a lease is an important step when it comes to finding a new home, and moving into a seniors’ residence is no exception. Here are some things...
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FINANCE

A bridge into the community

by: Parkland on Eglinton West

Since the 1930s, Bridge has been one of the most popular card games in the world. As a former president of a Bridge club, Joseph Tillie saw an opportu...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Where Queens Avenue Becomes Your Home – Discovering the Perfect Retirement Residence

by: Livita Queens Avenue Retirement Residence

Discover the perfect retirement residence in Oakville today. Check out Livita Queens Avenue....
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PERSONAL STORIES

Finding Comfort and Community: Bridge Street Retirement Residence

by: Livita Bridge Street Retirement Residence

When looking for the right retirement home, it is important to choose one that offers comfort and community, like Bridge Street Retirement Residence....
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PERSONAL STORIES

The Perfect Place to Call Home – Barrington Retirement Residence

by: Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

Looking for a retirement residence that makes you feel like your home? Learn more about what Barrington Retirement Residence has to offer....
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PERSONAL STORIES

Centennial Retirement Residence – Where Every Day is a Milestone

by: Livita Centennial Retirement Residence

Looking to learn more about Livita Centennial in Oshawa? You’re in luck. Find out why we are different, what our mission is, and so much more....
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PERSONAL STORIES

Where Comfort Meets Convenience – Retirement Homes in Pickering

by: Livita Parkway Retirement Residence

Finding a retirement home that offers both comfort and convenience is essential. You’re in luck with Livita Pickering. Read on to learn more....
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PERSONAL STORIES

7 signs you have balance problems/7 signes de troubles de l'équilibre

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Getting older often comes with less muscle strength and balance. Osteoarthritis and other health problems, like vision and vestibular issues, can exac...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Where can you find Retirement Residences?

by: Aspira Bolton Mills Retirement Living

Finding the right residence is a crucial part of the process. It needs to be a good fit for you. What is available in your area will vary. Cities are ...
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LIFESTYLE

What to do after a fall/Quoi faire après une chute?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Although fall prevention measures can help minimize the risk of older adults taking a tumble, they cannot prevent them 100 per cent of the time. Here�...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Celebrate Canada Day

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

For 154 years, people across the country have celebrated Canada Day on July 1st. You may be planning to don your best red and white at a community eve...
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NEWS

What Canada Day means to our residents

by: Aspira Retirement Living

Every July 1, Canadians around the country and those scattered across the globe unite in a grand celebration of Canada Day - a tribute to the country&...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Are you in your happy place? Edgewood Suites offers “a simpler life”

by: Edgewood Suites

Welcome to a vibrant adult living opportunity in the heart of Ontario’s greatest four-seasons paradise....
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LIFESTYLE

FATHER’S DAY ACTIVITIES AND GIFTS FOR SENIORS/ACTIVITÉS ET CADEAUX POUR LA FÊTE DES PÈRES

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Want to make sure this Father’s Day is special for your Dad regardless of his age? Read on for ideas on what to do this Sunday, tips for safe outing...
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LIFESTYLE

How to Spot Symptoms of Dementia

by: Sagecare 147 Elder Street

Your loved one might need your help to spot symptoms of dementia. Learn how to spot symptoms of dementia and ways that Sagecare can make things easier...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

A little fat is healthy

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Can high-fat foods for seniors can be healthy? Fats for elderly people can have health benefits and provide an adequate amount of calories...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

What Families Say: Eva's Story

by: Sunridge Gardens

It's been two years since Eva helped her Dad, Lloyd move into Sunridge Gardens. They love it even more now than they did then. ...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Eat What Your Want at The Wexford

by: The Wexford

Chef Sean McCarthy shares about menu options and choices every at The Wexford seniors living community in Tsawwassen, BC...
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LIFESTYLE

Take a 3D Tour of a 1 Bedroom Suite

by: The Wexford

Picture yourself here! Take a 3D tour of a one bedroom suite and get a feel for retirement living at The Wexford. ...
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LIFESTYLE

Take a 3D Tour of a 1 Bedroom Suite

by: The Waterford

Picture yourself here! Take a 3D tour of a one bedroom suite and get a feel for retirement living at The Waterford . ...
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LIFESTYLE

Elevated Dining at The Waterford

by: The Waterford

Executive Chef Matthew Baryluk of The Waterford shares how he and his team deliver an exceptional culinary experience to every resident at every meal....
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PERSONAL STORIES

Taste the Rainbow!

by: Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

Food and lifestyles that Helps prevent Alzheimer's Disease...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Residents Add Their Touch Around The Residence

by: The Vineyards Residence

The Vineyards Residence engages residents with some gardening....
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Up Close and Personal at Kangaroo Creek Farm

by: The Vineyards Residence

Residents from The Vineyards Residence enjoy local marsupials....
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PERSONAL STORIES

When to Consider Retirement Living

by: Aspira Retirement Living

There is no right age or ideal time for retirement living. It ultimately depends on you and your needs. A few signs might prompt you to start looking ...
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LIFESTYLE

Same Location, Different Services

by: Parkland on Eglinton West

In October 2021, Gordon and Barbara moved to Parkland on Eglinton West. While they initially moved into a Lifestyle Apartment, they soon realized Barb...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Celebrating Mother's Day At Chateau Glengarry

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

On Sunday, May 14th, millions of people around the world will celebrate the special women in their lives, especially the mothers, grandmothers, and st...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Pre-workout tips for Seniors

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

As physically active individuals age, seniors typically must change how they approach exercise. For example, rather than jumping two feet first into n...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

8 Helpful Memory Care Activities for Seniors

by: Sagecare 147 Elder Street

If a family member lives with dementia, introduce them to helpful memory care activities. Learn how Sagecare can assist your loved one during this tim...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

What Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's?

by: Sagecare 147 Elder Street

Debunking the myth that dementia and Alzheimer’s are the same. Learn how to differentiate between the two and ways that Sagecare can assist you....
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LIFESTYLE

Do you have to make a will?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

As you get older, it’s normal to start thinking about your estate and getting your affairs in order. If you don’t already have a will, you may won...
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LIFESTYLE

Risk factors for bladder cancer

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Cancer can affect any part of the body. As a result, it pays to be attentive to changes in the body that could alert to the presence of cancer....
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Why Wendy Chose Sunridge Gardens

by: Sunridge Gardens

Wendy fell in love with the bright spaces and wonderful amenities at Sunridge Gardens. Now she, her husband and her dog Tillie are all making friends,...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Living in a Neighbourhood You Love Improves Your Wellbeing

by: PARC Retirement Living

Studies have shown that the neighbourhood in which you live affects both your mental and physical health. Find out why here....
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

4 tips for staying fit and healthy in a retirement residence

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Staying active is a great way to live longer and improve your quality of life. Here are four tips for staying fit and healthy while living in a retire...
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Depression levels increase the longer older adults are isolated but they are resilient, research sho

by: Baycrest Terraces

Older adults are experiencing increased levels of depression the longer they remain isolated during the pandemic, but they are better at coping than y...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Baycrest Terraces relaunches after major renovations to provide unrivaled and innovative senior care

by: Baycrest Terraces

Baycrest Terraces relaunches after major renovations to provide unrivaled and innovative senior care and living ...
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NEWS

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities in Barrie

by: Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mahatma Gandhi   Several common myths about ...
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Meet Your Neighbours: Fun Community Activities in Barrie

by: Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

Staying active and engaged isn’t just great for your physical health. It also benefits your mental, emotional, and social well-being. Luckily, Barri...
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What is Respite Care?

by: Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

What is Respite Care?   Respite care is a form of temporary care for older adults in Barrie. It is a way to provide respite for caregivers....
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Things to do with Seniors in the Spring time

by: Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

Livita offers more than just independent living in Barrie. Read on to find out exciting things to do with seniors this spring. ...
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LIFESTYLE

How Seniors can Reduce Stress

by: Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

It is important to talk about stress, so we have outlined some helpful tips below on how to manage them....
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

3 easy-to-grow indoor plants for seniors

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Do you live in a retirement home and want to add some greenery to your environment? Here are three easy-to-care-for houseplants that’ll thrive in yo...
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Discussing Senior Living with a Loved One

by: Aspira Bolton Mills Retirement Living

Senior living guide: discussing senior living with your parents or a loved one Tips for a smooth transition Transitioning from living alone, ...
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LIFESTYLE

Understanding the Different Types of Dementia

by: Sagecare 147 Elder Street

There are many different types of dementia an individual can experience, so it’s essential to know the differences. Contact Sagecare to learn about ...
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LIFESTYLE

Understanding different types of dementia/Comprendre les différents types de démence

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe the loss of neurons in the brain, a condition that worsens over time. Here are the four main types......
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Upgrade at Edgewood Suites

by: Edgewood Suites

Does the idea of downsizing get you down? Read all about how to UPGRADE instead!...
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LIFESTYLE

How to Create a Dementia Care Plan

by: Sagecare 147 Elder Street

If a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, they may need a dementia care plan. Learn why & how Sagecare creates dementia care plans for your lov...
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LIFESTYLE

What you need to know about pneumococcal disease/L’infection pneumococcique, qu’est-ce que c’e

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Pneumococcal disease is a name for any infection caused by pneumococcus bacteria. These bacteria are found in the respiratory tract, including the thr...
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Make 2023 a Purposeful and Active Year

by: Berwick House

Leading a life with purpose and intention can make you feel more fulfilled, happier and positive....
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Test Drive the Lifestyle - Short Term Stays at Berwick

by: Berwick House

We have been offering Berwick Short Term stays at some of our communities on Vancouver Island, so that people can get a feel for what it's really like...
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LIFESTYLE

Don’t Wait to Downsize – Preparing for a move to Independent Living

by: Berwick House

After you have decided where to move, you may need to downsize your belongings for your new space, depending upon the home you are coming from. ...
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Test Drive the Lifestyle - Short Term Stays at Berwick

by: Berwick Qualicum Beach

We have been offering Berwick Short Term stays at some of our communities on Vancouver Island, so that people can get a feel for what it's really like...
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Carefree renting vs. costly home ownership: When senior living makes sense!

by: Berwick Qualicum Beach

Property assessments were recently mailed out to BC home owners, and many BC residents saw a dramatic jump in value that’s likely to lead to higher ...
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Don’t Wait to Downsize – Preparing for a move to Independent Living

by: Berwick Qualicum Beach

After you have decided where to move, you may need to downsize your belongings for your new space, depending upon the home you are coming from. ...
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Test Drive the Lifestyle – Short Term Stays at Berwick

by: Berwick Royal Oak

We have been offering Berwick Short Term stays at some of our communities on Vancouver Island, so that people can get a feel for what it’s really li...
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People of Berwick – Celebrating Women’s History Month

by: Berwick Royal Oak

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It is thanks to women like these ladies of Berwic...
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The road to Berwick: Learn what inspired two different Victoria residents to make the move

by: Berwick Royal Oak

“It’s a cruise ship at dry dock,” says acclaimed artist Graham Scholes, who moved into Berwick Royal Oak last year. “Living here gives you th...
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Carefree renting vs. costly home ownership: When senior living makes sense!

by: Berwick Comox Valley

Property assessments were recently mailed out to BC home owners, and many BC residents saw a dramatic jump in value that’s likely to lead to higher ...
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Don’t Wait to Downsize – Preparing for a move to Independent Living

by: Berwick Comox Valley

After you have decided where to move, you may need to downsize your belongings for your new space, depending upon the home you are coming from. ...
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People of Berwick – Celebrating Women’s History Month

by: Berwick Comox Valley

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It is thanks to women like these ladies of Berwic...
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Low vision: what it is and what you can do about it/Basse vision : ce que c'est et ce que vous pouve

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Low vision is an age-related eye condition that can make doing everyday tasks like driving and reading difficult. There’s no treatment or cure for l...
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People of Berwick – Celebrating Women’s History Month

by: Berwick by the Sea

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It is thanks to women like these ladies of Berwic...
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People of Berwick – Catching up with ELS Team Member, Jessica Herron.

by: Berwick by the Sea

#People of Berwick – “I honestly hope Berwick will be my last and final job” – ELS team member, Jessica Herron, shares why she loves working a...
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Don’t Wait to Downsize – Preparing for a move to Independent Living

by: Berwick by the Sea

After you have decided where to move, you may need to downsize your belongings for your new space, depending upon the home you are coming from. ...
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LIFESTYLE

Don’t Wait to Downsize – Preparing for a move to Independent Living

by: Berwick On The Park

After you have decided where to move, you may need to downsize your belongings for your new space, depending upon the home you are coming from. ...
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Make 2023 a Purposeful and Active Year

by: Berwick On The Park

It’s hard to believe that a new year is here! This is a great time to set some intentions for yourself on how you would like to live your life. ...
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10 Things to Know Before Visiting a Retirement Residence

by: Verve Senior Living

10 Things to Know Before Visiting a Retirement Residence The thought of retiring in a senior living residence can seem like a one-size-fits all thi...
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FINANCE

Carefree renting vs. costly home ownership: When senior living makes sense!

by: Berwick On The Park

Property assessments were recently mailed out to BC home owners, and many BC residents saw a dramatic jump in value that’s likely to lead to higher ...
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Carefree renting vs. costly home ownership: When senior living makes sense!

by: Berwick On The Lake

Property assessments were recently mailed out to BC home owners, and many BC residents saw a dramatic jump in value that’s likely to lead to higher ...
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People of Berwick – Celebrating Women’s History Month

by: Berwick On The Lake

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It is thanks to women like these ladies of Berwic...
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Don’t Wait to Downsize – Preparing for a move to Independent Living

by: Berwick On The Lake

After you have decided where to move, you may need to downsize your belongings for your new space, depending upon the home you are coming from. Berwic...
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4 benefits of using technology in retirement homes

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Technology is playing an increasingly significant role in retirement homes. Here are four benefits of embracing technology as you age and residents in...
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INNOVATION

How to downsize and declutter before moving into a retirement home/Comment réduire les effectifs et

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

A big part of moving into a retirement home is downsizing. This involves getting rid of many of the possessions you’ve accumulated throughout your l...
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Intergenerational Learning

by: The Vineyards Residence

Lifelong learning for Residents at The Vineyards Residence...
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Residents Cheer On UBCO Men’s Basketball Team

by: The Vineyards Residence

Witnessing Victory One Basket at a Time...
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Sweet and Savoury for Valentine’s

by: The Vineyards Residence

Would You Like To Dance?...
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How to choose the right multivitamin/Multivitamines: comment faire le bon choix?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Multivitamins contain a combination of at least three vitamins. Some also contain minerals like calcium and iron and natural substances like omega-3s....
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

5 ways to get the most out of your doctor’s visit

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Visiting your doctor can be stressful, mainly because your time is limited. Communicating effectively with your doctor is essential to preventative me...
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What You Need To Know About Compression Stockings

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Have you heard about the benefits of using compression stockings? These therapeutic devices exert pressure on the veins in your legs to improve circul...
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The power of music: Alzheimer’s disease

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that affects memory, thinking and behaviour. As the disease progresses, patients often struggle to do everyd...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Chateau Glengarry retirement home is CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

We, at Chateau Glengarry, create a festive atmosphere throughout the building. Wreaths, twinkling lights, figurines, stockings and more adorn the comm...
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Active Living a Prescription for Wellness Among Older Adults

by: Garrison Green by United Active Living

Research shows that maintaining an active lifestyle brings significant health benefits to people of all ages and abilities. Learn about United's appro...
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Five Common Dementia Myths with United Minds Expert Amy McDonough

by: Garrison Green by United Active Living

There is a vast amount of information about dementia out there. Learn about the common myths and how United's unique and innovative approach to memory...
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Researching a Retirement Community? Top Tips from Residents

by: Garrison Green by United Active Living

When learning about life in an older adult community, creating a checklist of wants and needs may bring clarity to what features are most important to...
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LIFESTYLE

Parkinson’s disease: 3 myths and the truth behind them

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is sometimes met with comments that may or may not be accurate. These statements reveal a general misunderstandin...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

New Year Celebrated in Style

by: The Vineyards Residence

Fun times at The Vineyards Residence!...
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Rediscover the pleasure of storytelling/Redécouvrez le plaisir de raconter des histoires

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Have you always loved reading but now find it difficult to see the words on the page? Do you find it hard to hold heavy books? Regardless of whether y...
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Twas the Night Before Christmas- The Barrington Poem

by: Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

Every wondered what a day in the life of a retirement home looks like? Take in this fun poem about the team at Christmas time to give you a feeling. ...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Happy 104th Birthday on Dec. 31, 2022, Mdm Muller!

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Living through her 3rd pandemic, Henriette Muller, of Alexandria, celebrated her 104th Birthday at Chateau Glengarry. She was born in Germany in 1918,...
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4 tips for eating well as you get older/4 conseils pour bien manger en vieillissant

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Food occupies an essential place in your daily life, regardless of age. As you get older, changes in your body make it more important than ever to get...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Oliane, who has been with Chateau Glengarry Retirement Home for many years

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Meet Oliane, a sunny, cheerful lady who is 92 years young. During her years staying with us at Chateau Glengarry Retirement Home, her laughter brigh...
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NEWS

HOW CHATEAU GLENGARRY RETIREMENT HOME CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

In CHATEAU GLENGARRY, every occasion is a good one to celebrate, but the winter holidays hold a special place in our hearts. That’s why we make ever...
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NEWS

The 5 benefits of journaling for seniors

by: Verve Senior Living

The start of a new year often means the beginning of healthy new habits. We all resolve to do a little better "this year". This year, I will eat bette...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

How to help a loved one who’s suffered a stroke/Comment aider un proche victime d'une attaque cér

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Has a loved one of yours suffered a stroke? You may feel at a loss for how to support their rehabilitation. Here are some suggestions for helping them...
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Living Safely with Alzheimer's

by: The Village Langley - Verve Senior Living

Navigating Alzheimer’s is challenging and uncertain for both the person living with the effects of the disease, as well as the family members, frien...
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The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Feet in Dementia Care

by: The Village Langley - Verve Senior Living

Our feet support our whole body. It therefore makes sense to take good care of them. It affects our mobility and to a significant degree, our motivati...
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Supporting Individuals with Dementia who have Experienced Past Trauma

by: The Village Langley - Verve Senior Living

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) defines trauma as “the lasting emotional response that often results from living through a distres...
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4 tips to help seniors stay warm in winter/4 conseils pour vous protéger du froid

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Seniors are sensitive to the cold due to metabolic changes that make it difficult for them to generate enough heat. Here are four tips for staying war...
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Keeping everyone safe

by: Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living

At Verve Senior Living, our focus is to provide services and supports that enable seniors to optimize their health, well-being, and independence. Duri...
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Best Ways for Seniors to Prepare for the Cold Weather Season

by: Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living

Best Ways for Seniors to Prepare for the Cold Weather Season Canada is known for its winters, and while the degree of snow varies across the country,...
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Keeping everyone safe

by: The Concorde Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

At Verve Senior Living, our focus is to provide services and supports that enable seniors to optimize their health, well-being, and independence. Duri...
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Keeping everyone safe

by: Wintergreene Estates - Verve Senior Living

At Verve Senior Living, our focus is to provide services and supports that enable seniors to optimize their health, well-being, and independence. Duri...
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Best Ways for Seniors to Prepare for the Cold Weather Season

by: Dr. Hemstock Retirement Residence and Hearthstone Place Verve Senior Living

Best Ways for Seniors to Prepare for the Cold Weather Season Canada is known for its winters, and while the degree of snow varies across the country,...
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Keeping everyone safe

by: Dr. Hemstock Retirement Residence and Hearthstone Place Verve Senior Living

At Verve Senior Living, our focus is to provide services and supports that enable seniors to optimize their health, well-being, and independence. Duri...
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Keeping everyone safe

by: Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living

At Verve Senior Living, our focus is to provide services and supports that enable seniors to optimize their health, well-being, and independence. Duri...
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Keeping everyone safe

by: Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living

At Verve Senior Living, our focus is to provide services and supports that enable seniors to optimize their health, well-being, and independence. Duri...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Virtually Verve- Enriching Lives in Memory Care

by: Prince of Peace

Our Health & Wellness team recently hosted Virtually Verve: Enriching Lives in Memory Care via Zoom! This information session delved into our speciali...
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Virtually Verve- Enriching Lives in Memory Care

by: Trinity Lodge - Verve Senior Living

Our Health & Wellness team recently hosted Virtually Verve: Enriching Lives in Memory Care via Zoom! This information session delved into our speciali...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Best Ways for Seniors to Prepare for the Cold Weather Season

by: The Lodge at Valley Ridge - Verve Senior Living

Canada is known for its winters, and while the degree of snow varies across the country, no matter where you live, you’ll be experiencing colder tem...
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Best Ways for Seniors to Prepare for the Cold Weather Season

by: Riverwalk Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

Canada is known for its winters, and while the degree of snow varies across the country, no matter where you live, you’ll be experiencing colder tem...
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Best Ways for Seniors to Prepare for the Cold Weather Season

by: Hawthorn Park Retirement Community - Verve Senior Living

Canada is known for its winters, and while the degree of snow varies across the country, no matter where you live, you’ll be experiencing colder tem...
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4 Tips For Choosing A Walk-In Bathtub/ 4 conseils pour choisir une baignoire à porte

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Chateau Glengarry has walk-In bathtub/showers on site and the seniors really enjoy them. Walk-in bathtubs are designed for people with mobility issues...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

New Friends, New Adventures

by: The Vineyards Residence

Residents enjoyed the proximity to many animals living their best lives during a Vineyards visit to Kangaroo Creek Farm....
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Migrating to a safe and warm place

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

The annual migration of snow geese is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in Canada. Snow geese spend winters in the coastal area. For seniors, it...
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Two University Students Move Into & Volunteer at The Vineyards Residence

by: The Vineyards Residence

Two Kelowna university students living, volunteering at The Vineyards Residence say ‘it’s a blessing’By Klaudia Van Emmerik, Global News...
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NEWS

Chateau Glengarry Celebrate, Honour, and ❤️Remember!

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

On Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to those who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Their courage and service will never be forgot...
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NEWS

Cook is essential in our Retirement Home

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Every one of our seniors with diabetes has dietary needs and we plan our menu to meet these. We make sure they are receiving sufficient proteins, vege...
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NEWS

Sharing A Lifetime Love of Music

by: The Vineyards Residence

The Vineyards Residence Receives A Generous Musical Gift...
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Edgewood Suites Opens its Doors for Tenants

by: Edgewood Suites

FLATO Developments is proud to announce the first tenants have moved into the 80 unit apartment building, Edgewood Suites, in charming Dundalk Ontario...
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NEWS

What you need to know about age-related hearing loss

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Hearing problems can affect people of all ages. How-ever, age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, affects nearly half of all people who are 75 and o...
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Puppy Love

by: The Vineyards Residence

Poodle puppies bring joy to the open arms of residents at The Vineyards Residence....
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What’s dysphagia? Qu’est-ce que la dysphagie?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Dysphagia is a health condition that affects many seniors. Here’s what you should know about it. La dysphagie est un trouble de santé qui touche un...
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Nutrition tips for seniors

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Eating healthy, nutritious foods gives you the energy you need to go about your daily life and stay in good shape. For seniors, it’s essential t...
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Comment se préparer à emménager dans une résidence pour aînés?4 Tips For Moving RetireHome

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Are you ready to move into a retirement home? If so, here are a few tips to ensure everything goes smoothly from Chateau Glengarry Retirement Living...
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LIFESTYLE

Golf and Good Times in Support of Shepherd Village

by: Shepherd Terrace

Shepherd Village’s 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament brings residents, staff and supporters together to raise money for Scarborough’s not-for-pr...
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Aging: 4 activities to do this fall/4 idées d’activités à faire cet automne

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

With its vibrant leaves and fresh air, autumn offers numerous activity options. Here are four you may enjoy....
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5 Tips For Convincing Your Parents To Go Into Retirement Home/5 conseils pour convaincre vos parents

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

During your last visits to your parents, you noticed that some very simple tasks have become abnormally laborious for them? They frequently mention th...
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4 Tips for Preventing Hair Loss

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

As you age, the pigmentation and texture of your hair changes. It also gets thinner. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help minimize hair lo...
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How to shop online securely? Comment faire des achats en ligne de façon sécuritaire?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

With the COVID-19 crisis, have you adopted online shopping? Here are some tips for safe shopping from Chateau Glengarry Retirement Living Center:...
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The Best Ways for Seniors to Beat Stress

by: Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living

We might not even think about the stresses that could face us as seniors, after all, this is our time to reap the rewards of a lifetime and just relax...
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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by: The Lodge at Valley Ridge - Verve Senior Living

Navigating retirement residence living can feel daunting at first. What level of support is required, and when? Where is the best place to live that w...
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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by: Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living

Aging has so many benefits — wisdom you didn’t have when you were young, well-earned laugh lines, and freedom. But as we all know, aging can also ...
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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by: The Concorde Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

Aging has so many benefits — wisdom you didn’t have when you were young, well-earned laugh lines, and freedom. But as we all know, aging can also ...
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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by: Gilmore Gardens - Verve Senior Living

ging has so many benefits — wisdom you didn’t have when you were young, well-earned laugh lines, and freedom. But as we all know, aging can also t...
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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by: The Heritage - Verve Senior Living

ging has so many benefits — wisdom you didn’t have when you were young, well-earned laugh lines, and freedom. But as we all know, aging can also t...
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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by: Hawthorn Park Retirement Community - Verve Senior Living

Aging has so many benefits — wisdom you didn’t have when you were young, well-earned laugh lines, and freedom. But as we all know, aging can also ...
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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors: Boosting Physical and Mental Health

by: Courtyard Gardens - Verve Senior Living

Aging has so many benefits — wisdom you didn’t have when you were young, well-earned laugh lines, and freedom. But as we all know, aging can also ...
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Top 5 Tips to promote Healthy Aging

by: Riverwalk Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

Almost nothing beats 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise. From physical and mental health-boosting yoga for seniors to a daily walk around the block...
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Top 5 Tips to promote Healthy Aging

by: Trinity Lodge - Verve Senior Living

Almost nothing beats 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise. From physical and mental health-boosting yoga for seniors to a daily walk around the block...
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Top 5 Tips to promote Healthy Aging

by: Lake Bonavista Village - Verve Senior Living

Almost nothing beats 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise. From physical and mental health-boosting yoga for seniors to a daily walk around the block...
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Top 5 Tips to promote Healthy Aging

by: Prince of Peace

Almost nothing beats 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise. From physical and mental health-boosting yoga for seniors to a daily walk around the block...
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Top 5 Tips to promote Healthy Aging

by: Wintergreene Estates - Verve Senior Living

Move that body! Almost nothing beats 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise. From physical and mental health-boosting yoga for seniors to a daily wal...
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Qu’est-ce qu’une résidence pour aînés évolutive?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Vous envisagez d’aller vivre en résidence ou magasinez celles-ci pour aider l’un de vos proches? Connaissez-vous la résidence évolutive? Voici ...
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Alcohol Consumption as A Senior: 3 Risk Factors

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Have loved ones or medical professionals expressed concerns about your drinking? It’s important to know that age-specific issues may contribute to a...
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5 façons pour les seniors de rester occupés

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Quels que soient vos centres d’intérêt, ce ne sont pas les activités qui manquent pour remplir vos journées cet &eacu...
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5 Ways for Seniors to Keep Busy

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

suggestions Chateau Glengarry made to get you started.1. GET BACK TO NATURE2. HOST A GAME 3. MOVE YOUR BODY 4. PLAN A CULTURAL OUTING 5. EXPLORE YOUR ...
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What You Should Know about Hematomas in the Elderly

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Hematomas, more commonly referred to as bruises, are skin lesions that are often accompanied by a purplish mark. They mainly occur on the arms and leg...
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Staying Healthy in 2022 With These Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

by: Sifton - Erinview

Staying healthy is wise at any age, but it becomes especially important as you get older. This means ensuring you are doing everything you can to keep...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Retirement: A Vision for the Future

by: Sifton - Riverstone

Every day, even if it is subconsciously, we plan for things. We plan what we’ll wear based on what the weather will be like, and what we can make fo...
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The Social Retiree Butterfly

by: Sifton - Riverstone

"Human beings are wired to connect - and we have the most complex and interesting social behavior our of all animals." - Michael Platt. Ph.D. (Biologi...
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Stay Healthy in 2022 With These Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

by: Sifton - Longworth

Staying healthy is wise at any age, but it becomes especially important as you get older. This means ensuring you are doing everything you can to keep...
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Stay Healthy in 2022 With These Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

by: Sifton - Richmond Woods

Staying healthy is wise at any age, but it becomes especially important as you get older. This means ensuring you are doing everything you can to keep...
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Stay Healthy in 2022 With These Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

by: Sifton - Dorchester Terrace

Staying healthy is wise at any age, but it becomes especially important as you get older. This means ensuring you are doing everything you can to keep...
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Stay Healthy in 2022 With These Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

by: Sifton - The Westhill

Staying healthy is wise at any age, but it becomes especially important as you get older. This means ensuring you are doing everything you can to keep...
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5 Ways to Prevent High Blood Pressure

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

As you get older, your blood pressure may become difficult to control. High blood pressure is especially dangerous because you can have it for years w...
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4 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

As you age, you may notice minor changes in your overall health. While some symptoms are a normal part of aging, others require immediate attention. ...
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4 Chic Types Of Glasses For Older Women

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Do you need new eyeglasses? To help you stay up to date on the latest trends, here’s a look at four types of frames that can instantly transform you...
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3 Tips for Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Are you a homebody? Are you stuck in a monotonous routine? If so, here are three ways you can push yourself to step out of your comfort zone. ...
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Happy Canada Day from Chateau Glengarry

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Here’s wishing you and your family the best the nation has to offer as we celebrate our country’s independence! Wishing you a very Happy Canada...
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How To Avoid Heat Stress

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

As you age, it’s more difficult for your body to regulate heat, which can result in health complications. Here are some tips from Chateau Glengarry ...
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Okanagan College Students Learn While Supporting Residents

by: The Vineyards Residence

Sachets of Lavender, a Social Activity Enjoyed at The Vineyards Residence...
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SAY NO TO SENIOR ABUSE -Reflections on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Chateau Glengarry Retirement Living Centre will not tolerate any form of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or psychological abuse or harassment of ...
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LIFESTYLE

Flowers to the Frontline Healthcare Workers!

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

After living with COVID for three years, and after numerous battles with new variants, we all have more confidence to deal with the difficult situati...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Galloping To The Winners Circle, One Chocolate At A Time

by: The Vineyards Residence

An impromptu night of chance at The Vineyards Residence. ...
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2022 Top Choice Award

by: Harmony Hill Retirement Community

Harmony Hill could not be more proud to have received the Top Choice Award for Best Retirement Home in the Durham Region for the fifth consecutive yea...
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NEWS

Grandview Retirement Living Official Building Opening

by: Grandview Retirement Living

You're Invited! Friday, April 1st from 9am - 1pm join us for the official opening event of Grandview Retirement Living!...
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NEWS

SUIVRE LA TECHNOLOGIE

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Ensemble, améliorons gracieusement notre niveau technique! Au Chateau Glengarry Home Living Centre, nous respectons les mesures de santé recommandé...
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Keeping Up with Technology

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

The digital world moves so quickly—and for some, simply too fast. Young kids seem to have it all under control. With their mastery of the Internet, ...
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Charming New Look Coming this Spring

by: Magnolia Gardens

Charming changes are coming to Magnolia Gardens this spring. ...
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4 Steps for Overcoming Cabin Fever

by: Aster Gardens

As we enter the third year of a global pandemic, cold weather and dark days, experiencing a bit of cabin fever is be expected. However, here are a few...
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Aster Gardens Wins Award

by: Aster Gardens

The 2021 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards presents Aster Gardens with an award for having an inspiring and functional living experienc...
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4 Steps for Overcoming Cabin Fever

by: Wild Rose

As we enter the third year of a global pandemic and the rise of a new variant, it is understandable that many of us are becoming restless and tired. Throw in the frosty winter, cold weather and dark days; experiencing a bit of cabin fever should be expected. However, here are a few ways you can make these gloomy days a little brighter!

1. Create a 'Thankful' list

Take some time to think and reflect on all of the good things in your life and in this world. Despite the hardship this season...
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Newfound Freedoms: Resident Panel Discussion

by: Wild Rose

Optima Living Principal Ali Shivji sat down with residents of Wild Rose to discuss what life in a seniors’ community is like, and how their expectations for freedom, vibrancy, and activity were met or exceeded. Let us show you how this important life transition is nothing to fear! 

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Qu'avons - nous appris d'Omicron?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

En entrant dans la troisième année de la pandémie, après de nombreux blocages et deux nouvelles variantes, nous sommes tous prêts à aller de l'a...
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What did We learn from Omicron?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Going into the third year of the pandemic, after numerous lockdowns and two new variants, we are all ready to move on...how...
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A Day in the Life at Verve - Life Enrichment

by: Evergreen Retirement Community - Verve Senior Living

Join our host Brian Keyes as he immerses himself in the day-to-day life at one of our many Verve retirement communities across Canada — this time, t...
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LIFESTYLE

Take a 3D Tour of a 1 Bedroom Suite

by: Magnolia Gardens

Picture yourself here! Take a 3D tour of a one bedroom suite and get a feel for retirement living at Magnolia Gardens. ...
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Evergreen Retirement in Active Life

by: Evergreen Retirement Community - Verve Senior Living

Evergreen Retirement Community was featured in Active Life. Check out our feature today....
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LIFESTYLE

Honour, Respect and Memories Shared at Evanston Summit

by: Evanston Summit

Remembrance Day ceremony held at Evanston Summit with thoughtful moments, kind gestures and veterans honoured....
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Cutting-edge care — The Golden Girls House

by: Richmond Care Home

The Richmond Care Home, located about 35 minutes outside of Ottawa, serves up to 16 women suffering from a moderate form of dementia. It is the kind o...
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NEWS

Vous allez être booooosté ?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

mis cette vaccination à la disposition de nos résidents à la fin du mois d’octobre 2021, et plus de 90 % des résidents ont reçu leur 3e dose de...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Are You Going To Be Booooosted?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

In late October 2021, and more than 90% of Chateau Glengarry's residents have had their 3rd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and their flu shot!...
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Edgewood Suites: part of a generous-hearted vision for living in Grey County

by: Edgewood Suites

“Building communities is more than just building homes,” says Shakir Rehmatullah, It’s all part of FLATO’s bigger vision for Southgate Townshi...
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NEWS

New Guide to Senior Living in BC Now Available

by: The Waterford

The world of senior living can be complicated. Bria Communities has developed a free digital booklet full of expert advice to help you navigate it....
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New Guide to Senior Living in BC Now Available

by: Sunridge Gardens

The world of senior living can be complicated. Bria Communities has developed a free digital booklet full of expert advice to help you navigate it....
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New Guide to Senior Living in BC Now Available

by: Magnolia Gardens

The world of senior living can be confusing. Bria Communities has developed a free digital booklet full of expert advice to help you navigate it....
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New Guide to Senior Living in BC Now Available

by: The Wexford

The world of senior living raises lots of questions. Bria Communities has developed a free took to help you navigate it....
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Cheers To 5 Years, Evanston Summit Family!

by: Evanston Summit

Good food, good music, good times had by all during the Anniversary Celebration at Evanston Summit....
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Exploring the best of life together, at Verve - Dining

by: Evergreen Retirement Community - Verve Senior Living

Join host Brian Keyes as he immerses himself in the day-to-day life at one of our Verve retirement communities across Canada....
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LIFESTYLE

Grandview Retirement Living Presentation Centre Grand Opening

by: Grandview Retirement Living

It's official, the Grandview Retirement Living Presentation Centre is OPEN!...
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Halloween Memories and Sharpie Pumpkins

by: The Vineyards Residence

Right Brain Creativity at The Vineyards Residence ...
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Pet Therapy with Winston at The Vineyards Residence

by: The Vineyards Residence

Winston brings out the best in residents....
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Caroline Times - August 2021 issue

by: Caroline Place

Caroline Place has been nominated for the Spectators Readers Choice Awards! Another month has flown by. While things remain very much like they were ...
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Dog Tricks and Agility Performance For Treasured Grandparents

by: Evanston Summit

Impressive paws bring delight to the residents of Evanston Summit!...
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RESPECT AND KINDNESS AT HOME IN THE VILLAGE OF ERIN MEADOWS

by: The Village of Erin Meadows

Elizabeth and Ross have found a level of comfort they enjoy in The Village of Erin Meadows, in part because of the wonderful team that works there....
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PERSONAL STORIES

Evanston Summit Residents Enjoy High Tea While Supporting Women in the Community

by: Evanston Summit

Fascinators, Victorian Teahouse and Community!...
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Yeehaw!  Evanston Summit celebrates the Stampede

by: Evanston Summit

Evanston Summit residents Emilian and Jeanette’s smiles are indicative of the great time had by all at the residence’s Stampede Party....
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Evanston Summit Resident Lou Kimpe Retores '53 Chevy Truck To Glory

by: Evanston Summit

From rust bucket in a field to eye candy on the road, ’53 Chevy truck is restored to glory...
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Seven things you're going to love about The Shores of Port Credit

by: The Shores of Port Credit - Verve Senior Living

The Shores of Port Credit, opening in November, exemplifies the current state-of-the-art in senior living....
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LIFESTYLE

Staff Profile: Chris Clark, Executive Chef, Evanston Summit

by: Evanston Summit

Chris Clark, the in-house Executive Chef at Evanston Summit, ensures that the menu addresses the needs and flavours of many palettes. ...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Memory Loss: Common Myths and Misconceptions

by: The Manor Villages StayWell Manor

Dementia is a complex term that is often given as a general diagnosis for any decline in a person’s cognitive ability. Dementia is not a disease...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

How Do I Discuss Assisted Living with my Parents?

by: The Manor Villages StayWell Manor

How do you talk to your aging parents about getting some help and making a move? It’s not an easy conversation to have but going about it the right ...
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SUNRIDGE GARDENS SENIORS BENEFIT FROM FIRST VACCINATION

by: Sunridge Gardens

It's been ten weeks since our residents received their first dose of vaccine, and the results are fantastic! ...
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BRIA SENIORS BENEFIT FROM FIRST VACCINATION

by: Magnolia Gardens

It's been ten weeks since our residents received their first dose of vaccine, and the results are fantastic! ...
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NEWS

Staff Profile: Sandy Leia, Sales & Leasing Coordinator, Evanston Summit

by: Evanston Summit

"I want to know their story", says Sandy. ...
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Evanston Summit Residents Give Back

by: Evanston Summit

Residents at Evanston Summit wanted to help people in Calgary who may need a hand this season. ...
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Seniors with Diabetes: What’s On The Menu?

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Many of our residents at Chateau Glengarry live with this condition, and we aim to consistently provide the best care to prevent, control, and manage...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Diane Volunteered endless hours to the Seniors living in her community during the Pandemic

by: Chateau Glengarry Retirement

Diane St-Denis has been working at Chateau Glengarry Retirement Living Centre for 34 years. As the Administrator she has been at the center of the Hom...
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NEWS

Spring Gift Basket Draw

by: Delmanor Glen Abbey

Congratulations to Helen for winning Delmanor Glen Abbey's Spring Gift Basket Draw!   A big thank you to all those who participated in t...
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January Wisteria Newsletter

by: Wisteria Place

Happy New Year!

We hope this finds you very well and keeping your spirits bright!

This month has been busy! It's been a pleasure getting to know more of you on the phone, through our Zoom chats, and in our 2020 party chats! We are all looking forward to the new year.

Highlights from 2020 for Wisteria Place:

People – Gurpreet and I have truly enjoyed connecting and meeting with more and more people interested in getting to know Wisteria Place. Some p...
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Reimagine Senior Living : Caregiving In Community

by: Wisteria Place

Seniors are valued members of our society, and at Optima Living we want to ensure they are equipped with all of the facts they need about caregiving, community, and our goal of reimagining senior living. The care partners at all Optima Living communities are carefully selected and well trained for all facets of high-quality living. As senior care professionals, we understand the concerns of living in a care community. In this webinar, Wild Rose's General M...
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All Things Wisteria Place Japanese Translation

by: Wisteria Place

If you would like to know more about Wisteria Place, watch this month's Q&A session. We discussed “All Things Wisteria Place,” including floor plans and everything you need to know to choose the ideal suite! We shared how we offer seniors a uniquely innovative standard of living that emphasizes harmony, community, and renewal. The session was followed up with a Japanese translation.


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Community Engagement for Healthy Living

by: Wild Rose

With safety always in mind, Optima Living provides a community experience that enriches the lives of seniors. To learn about the benefits of community life, watch our webinar: “Community Engagement for Healthy Living.” Dr. Adrian Wagg—the Alberta Health Services Chair in Healthy Ageing and Optima Living's knowledge partner at the University of Alberta—discussed important health-related issues for seniors. Subscribe to our Read more  

Wild Rose on Global News

by: Wild Rose

Optima Living is grateful to our care partners, site leadership teams, and Alberta Health Services for all the tireless efforts during the pandemic. Global News recently featured a story on how seniors living communities have fared during the pandemic. Wild Rose and Country Cottage, two of our Edmonton area communities out of six in Edmonton have remained outbreak-free. Global featured Wild Rose, our Optima Living community in Terra Losa, West Edmonton on the 6pm news on January 26th, 2020.

"Our success is due to the...
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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

by: Wild Rose

Every month, Wild Rose, our community located in Terra Losa in West Edmonton, hosts online yoga sessions. These sessions are led by Erin, a certified yoga instructor who specializes in yoga benefits for seniors. Erin has been focusing solely on yoga with seniors for two years now, and has seen tremendous benefits for seniors who participate in yoga regularly. 

What are some of the benefits of daily yoga?

HEALTH & WELLNESS

7 Ways to Boost Brain Health

by: Wild Rose

In this online webinar with Optima Living principal Ali Shivji and Dr. Adrian Wagg—our knowledge partner at the University of Alberta—we discuss the seven most effective ways for seniors to boost brain health and ensure healthy cognition at every stage of life. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more resources!

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Welcome to Wild Rose

by: Wild Rose

Featuring a cozy atmosphere and characteristic friendliness, Wild Rose is a warm, traditional seniors’ community ideally located in the Terra Losa Community near West Edmonton Mall. We offer an independent lifestyle for active seniors as well as Assisted Living services. Residents have a choice of bright and spacious studio and one-bedroom suites, many with full kitchens.

Convenient services like housekeeping and prepared meals allow residents the freedom to pursue their hobbies and interests. Active living is easy with ...
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B.C. Seniors - Book Your Vaccination

by: Wisteria Place

B.C. is immunizing top priority groups between now and the end of March. People who can be vaccinated at this time will be notified. If you have not been contacted, you do not need to do anything.

Click below to learn more information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/ge...
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The Wedge: An Aster Gardens Innovative Design

by: Aster Gardens

Optima Living’s Aster Gardens is an innovative seniors’ living community built to promote active lifestyles and meet the specific tastes and needs of its residents. The building and all of its amenities were designed with residents in mind, considering their needs every step of the way.

One of these architectural innovations is called the Wedge, a three-floor wing of the Aster Gardens building that emanates out from the southern front s...
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The Concrete Advantage

by: Aster Gardens

In our ongoing mission to provide seniors with the tools to live their best lives, we at Optima Living take a holistic approach to the construction of...
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INNOVATION

Reimagine Senior Living: Caregiving in Community

by: Aster Gardens

The care partners at all Optima Living communities are carefully selected and well trained for all facets of high-quality living....
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LIFESTYLE

Aster Gardens January Newsletter

by: Aster Gardens

January 25th, 2021

This year is all about hope, celebration and living our best lives. As our Aster Gardens community comes together and the building nears completion, we can’t wait to show you this amazing place that so many are going to call home. From the unique features, to the technology, design and colours, to the community members and activities, the attention to detail in everything shines through.   

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Albertan Seniors - Book your Vaccination

by: Aster Gardens

A vaccine roll-out plan was announced on February 19th, and you can now sign up to get notified when you qualify.


Click here to sign up to get notified when it is your turn
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Vaccinating Those Over 75


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Aster Gardens: Your COVID-19 Health & Safety is Our Priority

by: Aster Gardens

Aster Gardens was designed with your safety in mind. This innovative seniors’ living community was imagined from the perspective of a resident, incorporating features and amenities that encourage comfort, vibrancy, and a reimagined life for seniors in a safe and worry-free environment. State-of-the-art COVID safety features are part of Aster Gardens to ensure you are provided with the best quality of life possible. 

Keeping you safe

Infection Control and COVID-19 protocols are in place that meet or exceed ...
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Government Officials Tour Aster Gardens

by: Aster Gardens

Hear what local government officials are saying about Aster Gardens. Subscribe to the Optima Living YouTube channel for more resources!

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Aster Gardens seniors residence finally blossoms

by: Aster Gardens

Promising a different way of enjoying the golden years, Aster Gardens officially opened its doors this week....
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NEWS

Safe, Secure and Among Family

by: Evanston Summit

Evanston Summit resident Mabel was one of dozens who expressed messages of hope during recent days....
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The Terraces create individual experiences

by: Baycrest Terraces

Residents, clients and patients experience Baycrest in different ways, benefiting not only from programs and care but from our research and innovatio...
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FLATO Developments releases Edgewood Suites, independent adult community in Dundalk

by: Edgewood Suites

On July 18, community builder FLATO Developments launched Edgewood Suites, its flagship adult living community in Dundalk, via a virtual preview event...
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COVID Protocols at Delmanor Retirement Communities

by: Delmanor Glen Abbey

The health and safety of our Residents, their Families and our Team Members is our top priority and a duty we take seriously. As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, Delmanor has taken more stringent precautionary measures to assist in the prevention of transmission of the virus and to comply with new recommendations from government officials and public health experts.

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NEWS

Bradford couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary at The Elden

by: The Elden of Bradford

Couple still holds hands down the hallway after 70 years of marriage. ...
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Responsive, immediate action kept Hamilton retirement residence ahead of the curve

by: St. Elizabeth Village

When the St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence in Hamilton heard the news about the first COVID-19 outbreaks in B.C., the team decided to take immediate ...
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NEWS

Community at heart of retirement living.

by: St. Elizabeth Village

Bruce and Jan Mochrie were considering a costly renovation to the Ancaster house they had called home for 42 years when their son encouraged them to c...
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Carp Commons Expressions of Love

by: Carp Commons Retirement Village - Verve Senior Living

Carp Commons residents and family members thank you scrapbook...
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Richmond Hill Residence Welcomes New Residents in Style

by: Richmond Hill Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

Richmond Hill Residence Welcomes New Residents in Style...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Douglas Gilmour | Stories from the Green Bench

by: The Village of Riverside Glen

94 year old Douglas Gilmour shares his advice on what the 'younger generation' should focus on now, and how overcoming challenges impacts our lives....
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PERSONAL STORIES

Social Distancing at Oceana PARC Retirement Living

by: Oceana PARC

Ben, a resident Oceans PARC wrote a letter to share his first-hand experience about what life during COVID-19 feels like. ...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Annual Super Senior Bonspiel

by: Hazelton Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

Over the past several years, Verve Senior Living Communities have been proud sponsors of the “Annual Super Senior Bonspiel” at the Toronto...
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'It Just Feels Like Home' at Wentworth Heights

by: The Village of Wentworth Heights

Anne Whittle and Ruth Chasty sit together in the lounge off Main Street in The Village Wentworth Heights. Other tables are filled with fellow resident...
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When Age is Just a Number

by: Hazelton Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

Hazelton Place Retirement Residence is proud to congratulate our resident, Lou Hollander, on completing his bachelor’s degree with Majors in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto. He is believed to be the oldest University of Toronto graduate in 2019 at the age of 84. After a successful career in Business, Lou decided to go back to school and in 1995 he enrolled at the University of Toronto to pursue yet another degree.

Lou’s early career started with a factory cleaning job after which he moved on...
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The New Influencers: Why Boomers are changing food service

by: Delmanor Elgin Mills

By Divakar Raju - originally published on Restobiz.ca http://www.restobiz.ca/new-influencers-boomers-changing-foodservice/ While we tend ...
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Respite Care

by: Harmony Hill Retirement Community

I recently stayed here in respite care following a hip replacement. I was here for three full weeks and will unconditionally recommend staying here to anyone. Even though I was in temporary respite I was afforded all the respect and amenities of a full time resident.... I was very impressed with the variety of meals and the regularity of fresh fruit and salads...I was able to experience the coconut and banana (yes real bananas) cream pies.

What a wonderful caring and sharing bunch of people. You made me feel very welcome.

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GISELE POIRIER, SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST PARTNERS WITH WILDPINE

by: Wildpine Retirement Residence

At Wildpine, we are excited to partner with Gisele Poirier.  Gisele is a Senior Real Estate Specialist who’s passion is to help people especially Seniors with every step of the process, from helping them downsize their belongings to selling their family home and moving into a retirement community.  "The Big Step in life is when you have to move on from so many memories," says Gisele, "this is the time in life to think about you!"  Gisele is a trained professional tactical negotiator and trained by Rea...
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STITTSVILLE FRIENDSHIP CLUB HOLIDAY LUNCH

by: Wildpine Retirement Residence

Our November 28th General Meeting and Christmas Luncheon was another great success. This month we were served a full-blown Christmas Turkey Dinner ...
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Sneak Peek Of The Town Square

by: St. Elizabeth Village

October 17, 2017 A vibrant commercial centre at the heart of The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills will offer residents and guests a dynamic place to ...
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Keeping everyone safe

by: Prince of Peace

At Verve Senior Living, our focus is to provide services and supports that enable seniors to optimize their health, well-being, and independence. Duri...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Alavida's communities are 'a great way to live'

by: Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

When Alavida Lifestyles opened their Ravines location four years ago, Peggy Moffatt and her husband Jim were one of the first couples to move in. Peggy’s now 80, Jim just turned 90, and they both feel “the past four years have been great!” “It’s a great way to live,” she said. “It’s like being on a cruise ship — you have all your meals and entertainment. In the winter on a miserable day, you don’t have to go out, we have a pool party!” <...
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Alavida's communities are 'a great way to live

by: Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

When Alavida Lifestyles opened their Ravines location four years ago, Peggy Moffatt and her husband Jim were one of the first couples to move in. Peggy’s now 80, Jim just turned 90, and they both feel “the past four years have been great!” “It’s a great way to live,” she said. “It’s like being on a cruise ship — you have all your meals and entertainment. In the winter on a miserable day, you don’t have to go out, we have a pool party!” <...
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Alavida's communities are 'a great way to live'

by: Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

When Alavida Lifestyles opened their Ravines location four years ago, Peggy Moffatt and her husband Jim were one of the first couples to move in. Peggy’s now 80, Jim just turned 90, and they both feel “the past four years have been great!” “It’s a great way to live,” she said. “It’s like being on a cruise ship — you have all your meals and entertainment. In the winter on a miserable day, you don’t have to go out, we have a pool party!” <...
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V!VA Mississauga celebrates 5th anniversary

by: VIVA Mississauga

On a beautiful Thursday afternoon in Mississauga, Community Members gathered in the main lobby of V!VA Mississauga Retirement Community to celebrate their community’s 5th year anniversary.

The theme for this years celebration was, “Grow With Us” – fitting as many Community Members and Team Members have been with V!VA Mississauga since it opened in 2011. Community Members enjoyed delicious hor d'oeuvres and chatting with friends while local pianist, Ron Adea, performed classical music on the baby...
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Real Life Resident Stories - Dorothy H.

by: Summerhill PARC

 “I’ve never been so busy in my entire life.”

Dorothy, an upbeat resident at Summerhill PARC, has never had a schedule quite like this. It’s no wonder. She is always on the go. Although she only just moved in six months ago, Dorothy already has a great social network, fitness regime and activities to keep her busy.

Dorothy says she’s never felt so energized. “I attend exercise classes three times a week, join the bus excursions, I play BINGO and go to the casino,&r...
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Real Life Resident Stories - Sylvia

by: Summerhill PARC

“I’m so happy I made the move.”

Sylvia has always been a busy person – in between raising her two daughters she did lots of volunteer work, and has always kept active. But she never could have known that she’d learn so many new skills in independent retirement living. Sylvia decided to make a move soon after her husband passed away because she “wanted to be around people”; she liked Summerhill PARC as soon as she walked through the door.

Several years ago, as a ne...
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Real Life Resident Stories - Mona

by: Westerleigh PARC

“The garden is a joy.”

To Mona, life is one big adventure. “My only wish would be to live my life all over again”, she says. With her twinkling blue eyes and sharp sense of humour, she’s always in the mood for fun. When the Westerleigh hosted their Downton Abbey Tea Party, most of the residents attended in dress attire and millinery, but not Mona. In typical tongue-in-cheek style, she appeared in a maid’s costume, carrying a silver tea tray, to represent the “downstairs sta...
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Real Life Resident Stories - Dave

by: Westerleigh PARC

“We’ve met so many interesting people.”

Dave’s career as a geophysicist took himself and his family around the globe, and although he and his wife have now settled in at the Westerleigh, they are far from slowing down. The couple still travel regularly to visit the many friends they made in the almost two decades they lived in Australia. “It’s nice to go on a trip and not think about your house”, says Dave. “Lots of people here at the Westerleigh travel.”

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Real Life Resident Stories - Henry

by: Cedar Springs PARC

“Enjoying the view from the top”

As a lifelong skier and mountaineering enthusiast who has volunteered as a safety patrol officer in Whistler for the past 26 years, Henry can’t say enough about the location of Cedar Springs PARC. “We have mountain trails on our doorstep, beaches and waterways for paddling. This is a huge advantage to other seniors’ residences. It makes this place unique.”

Henry is an avid hiker and regularly heads to the Baden-Powell and other nearby mo...
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Real Life Resident Stories - Jim

by: Mulberry PARC

“Everything you need is here.”

For Jim, life began in the Kootenays, and although he left as a young man, his heart remains in Kaslo, BC. So much so, that Jim and his wife Ruth, hobbyist tour guides for 35 years, regularly take groups to the area, where Jim recounts colourful tales of miners and early settlers while leading treks on wilderness trails. Last year, at the age of 89, he hiked to the top of Idaho Mountain, enjoying a view that has captivated him for decades.

Some of the Mulberry PA...
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PARC Retirement Living provides financial assistance to senior-focused programs

by: Mulberry PARC

PARC Retirement Living was very pleased to present sponsorship cheques recently to two Burnaby associations whose efforts and values are well aligned with PARC’s.

On Tuesday, July 21st, Mulberry PARC’s General Manager, Jerilyn Lee, was very proud to present a $12,000 cheque to the Seniors Active in Living program at Confederation Community Centre of Burnaby, BC. Then on Wednesday, July 22nd, she presented an $11,000 cheque on behalf of PARC Retirement Living to the executive and administration of Edmonds Health Watch al...
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Preventing Falls

by: Summerhill PARC

One moment you’re reaching for that teapot on the upper shelf of your kitchen. The next, you’re on the floor writhing in pain, chastising yourself for having not been more careful.

It’s oh too common. One-third of people aged 65 years and over typically fall once or more in any calendar year, and nearly one-half of people in long-term care facilities were admitted because they had a fall.

Break your hip, and it can be even worse. Half of those who do, never regain their pre-fall level of functioning. The...
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Real Life Resident Stories - Margaret

by: Mulberry PARC

 “This was a good move.”

Margaret moved into independent retirement living some years sooner than she had planned, and she hasn’t regretted it for a minute. While researching where she might like to live once her own home got too much to manage, Margaret found she liked the lifestyle at and location of Mulberry PARC. When she received a phone call to say a suite fitting her exact wish list had become available, she thought “why not” and moved in.

Margaret took up cycling...
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Living with Zest!

by: St. Elizabeth Village

My parents lived here and were happy. We are now enjoying it here just as much! -  T. Dam What I like most about living in the Village i...
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PARC Chef and Nutritionist featured in Vancouver Sun

by: Westerleigh PARC

Good food.  Food that is good for you. Often, and particularly at retirement residences, those two concepts are mutually exclusive. Not so at PARC Retirement Living.

Featured in the Vancouver Sun, PARC Retirement Living Executive Chef, Joseph Schefer & Manager of Active Living, Rob Huppée showed a group recently at Read more  

Is it time to consider moving to a retirement living residence?

by: Crown Ridge Retirement Residence

    Spring is right around the corner. For many seniors it is the perfect time to start the conversation about retirement living. 

    The question of when is it the right time to move into a retirement living community is one that requires serious consideration. 

    Typically a good time to start the conversation is when cooking, keeping up with housework, yard work and home maintenance, paying bills or even getting around town becomes harder to do....
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VIVA Retirement - Lasting Love Contest

by: VIVA Mississauga

Have you been married for more than 50 years?
Tell us the secret of your success in 100 words or less for a chance to win great prizes.

Grand Prize: $1,500 VISA Gift Card, Anniversary Gourmet Dinner Party for 8 and an All Inclusive 3 Day Stay in our “Honeymoon Suite”

Deadline for all submissions is June 10th, 2013. Family members may submit an entry on behalf of parents or grandparents. Contest rules apply.

All contestants will be invited to V!VA Mississauga Ret...
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NEWS

Arbourside Court's atmosphere contains far more than oxygen!

by: Arbourside Court

Arbourside Court is a senior’s only residence where the atmosphere contains far more than oxygen. We infuse all ninety two of our immaculate suites and our inviting common areas with equal parts glamour and glee. Invite yourself to experience what the seniors’ lifestyle can be when you come home to sincere smiles and friendly faces. Mirth, glee, hilarity, merriment, jollity, joviality refer to the gaiety characterizing people who are enjoying the companionship of others. Mirth suggests spontaneous amusement or gaiety, manifested brief...
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The Bowl

by: Sifton - Richmond Woods

The Bowl Some people move homes very little, some move very often. I am one of the latter. As we move to our second home here in London, I pack up the fragile items from the hutch, the one that belonged to my Aunt Jennie (Quarrie) who also happened to live here in London, and wrap them carefully in the moving paper. As I pick up a large “V” shaped glass potato chip bowl, I see the 1950’s patterned paint slightly faded in some spots, and there is the matching yet smaller bowl, that attaches to hold the dip. I think about packing...
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Dunfield's Belly Dancing classes provide fitness and fun

by: The Dunfield Retirement Residence

Greta emigrated from Denmark to Canada over 50 years ago.

Always open to adventure, Greta has a positive life learning philosophy which enables her to remain healthy, vibrant, and active. Her love for adventure has taken her to many interesting places including St. Petersburg Russia and the Berlin Wall long before they became popular tourist areas. She also participated in a high energy line dancing troupe and travelled with them extensively internationally for over 17 years.

Greta has fond memories of her life as a Toron...
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PERSONAL STORIES

The Dunfield - a community of like-minded people

by: The Dunfield Retirement Residence

Ilse was born in the Dutch East Indies on the island of Java on a tea and rubber plantation to Dutch parents. Her parents encouraged her from an early age to be involved and actively engaged in life learning. She was also encouraged to stay healthy and active, despite being in a war and deprived of a proper youth.

Always trying to practice what she preached, Ilse moved to Australia to pursue a career as a nurse specializing in midwifery and then moved to Canada and specialized in cardiology. Ilse tries to "live" every day...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Living at The Dunfield extends your life

by: The Dunfield Retirement Residence

Dr. Shaul graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1947. He specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was an Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Psychiatry and was the Founding Director of the Human Sexuality Clinic in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Shaul was the recipient of the W.T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Teaching and Course Development. He has been on various radio call in and talk shows on both the CBC Radio and CFRB 1010. His shows opened the dialogue on...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Humber Heights Continuum of Care Community

by: The Village of Humber Heights

The Village of Humber Heights is Etobicoke's unique continuum of care community for seniors offering a full range of care support levels. As the level of care which residents require may change with the passage of time, residents will not be forced to uproot to a new facility at a different location - a move that is often stressful, if not traumatic. At Humber Heights, residents will merely move to a different level of care within the Village. Humber Heights continuum of care community allows spouses to remain together instead of being s...
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INNOVATION

An indoor village concept - summer, winter, rain or shine

by: The Village of Taunton Mills

The Village of Taunton Mills is Whitby's unique continuum of care community for seniors offering a full range of care support levels. As the level of care which an individual requires may change with the passage of time, the resident will not be forced to uproot to a new facility at a different location - a move that often disruptive, if not traumatic. At Taunton Mills, the resident will merely move to a different level of care within the Village. Taunton Mills continuum of care will also allow spouses to remain together instead of being...
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INNOVATION

Preventing Senior Falls

by: PARC Retirement Living

One moment you’re reaching for that teapot on the upper shelf of your kitchen. The next, you’re on the floor writhing in pain, chastising yourself for having not been more careful.

It’s oh too common. One-third of people aged 65 years and over typically fall once or more in any calendar year, and nearly one-half of people in long-term care facilities were admitted because they had a fall.

Break your hip, and it can be even worse. Half of those who do, never regain their pre-fall level of functioning. The...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Discover the Delmanor Difference

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

As a proud member of the Tridel Group of Companies, Delmanor offers a spectacular turn-key lifestyle with convenient locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

If you enjoy travelling south for the winter or want to head to the family cottage for the summer; our full-service lifestyle alleviates the worry of home maintenance while you enjoy a favourite destination. The Delmanor team will be here to welcome you home upon your return.

At Delmanor, we’re dedicated to establishing service that shows. If you&rsq...
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INNOVATION

Alavida's communities are a great way to live

by: Alavida

When Alavida Lifestyles opened their Ravines location four years ago, Peggy Moffatt and her husband Jim were one of the first couples to move in. Peggy’s now 80, Jim just turned 90, and they both feel “the past four years have been great!” “It’s a great way to live,” she said. “It’s like being on a cruise ship — you have all your meals and entertainment. In the winter on a miserable day, you don’t have to go out, we have a pool party!” <...
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PERSONAL STORIES

Healthy eating tips for seniors

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

The older we get, the more important nutitional content becomes. 7 tips for smart food choices to keep you healthy longer. ...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Best activities for a healthy mind and body

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

8 Easy exercises suited to older adults to keep you strong, flexible, and stable....
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

School isn’t just for the young

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

Learning helps keep us relevant, mentally sharp, and young in mind and body, Here's why a lifetime of learning empowers us particularly in our senior ...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

10 Devices all older adults should know about

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

Essential technology for Seniors. Here are 10 of the best devices that all seniors should embrace. ...
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LIFESTYLE

Why 80 is the new 70

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

Forget about chronological age, and focus on your psychological age. Stay young with attitude. Here's how....
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Living With Dementia

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

How family and friends can help support their loved one living wih dementia and memory loss. ...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Delmanor’s Sheldon Gould will change how you think about retirement home dining

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

Certified Red Seal Chefs give 5-star restaurants a run at quality, variety, and taste....
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LIFESTYLE

The New Influencers: Why Boomers are changing foodservice

by: Delmanor Seniors Communities

The want for healthy, tasty, unique and entertaining meal choices isn’t changing, and boomers aren’t afraid to put their money where their mouth i...
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LIFESTYLE

PARC Living Responds to COVID-19

by: PARC Retirement Living

Health & Safety is our highest priority PARC is treating the COVID-19 virus very seriously, given the severe health consequences this virus would have...
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NEWS

 

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