Category: Featured Columns
Its no surprise that in light of the increasing divorce rate amongst new retirees and the younger seniors, (see last weeks news-round-up), that there is also an increase in the amount of seniors hitting the dating scene again. With that flood gate open, we've seen a lot of new services and resources available to help seniors prepare for date night!
At Comfort Life we like to pay tribute to seniors who are making a difference, so today we are sharing a video about Mary Trapani Hynes, chair of the Older Women's Network, who give 'a voice for the concerns of women 55 and over.
I used to think that being married was one of the hardest things I’d ever done—harder than gutting my house till it looked like 1983 Beirut, harder than several hideously painful days of labour after which I couldn’t sit for three months, and definitely harder than trying to figure out grade five math.
"Should I continue to work or should I retire?", is the question that many will be asking themselves as their retirement age looms over the horizon. With the advancement of medicine and technology, older adults are living longer and stronger so why retire if you don't have to? The choice they make could affect the labour force and economy in various different ways.
Here is a typical question: “I have two sisters and a brother but they all live far away. I live in the same town as my parents. I’m happy to help my mom and dad, but my siblings don’t seem to think they need to do anything because they live far away. How do I get them to be more involved in helping me take care of our parents?”
Don’t wait for your physician to talk to you about sexual health. If your doctor doesn’t ask, you have to break the silence. You and your doctor need to have a frank and open conversation about your sexual health and assessing your level of risk.
Anne Hopcott knows how important it is to adapt to change, that's why she chose not to wait for the decision to move into a retirement community to be made for her.
VIDEO: Studies show that positivity adds years to your life. Ethel Goldschmidt sure knows the power of positive thinking. She started her own brewery at 88!
As a caregiver you constantly battle emotions and balance responsibilities and demands every day. But don't forget what brings you happiness.
VIDEO: Seniors are becoming quite computer savvy thanks to the many retirement homes that have helped their residents get more involved.
VIDEO: Lloyd Kitchen has a fun way of staying active, bowling on the Wii with his fellow residents.
VIDEO: Cam is the embodiment of struggle over adversity, having overcome tragedies to bring warmth and kindness to people's lives.
VIDEO: Relationships are an important part of our natural balance and well being, especially so in later life. It's never too late to meet someone.
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Studies show that sedentary lives lead to obesity, diabetes and numerous other health problems as we age. On their own, these are all great reasons to keep active.
VIDEO: Joan Main is a pragmatist, this certainly helped her make the move to Amica in Vancouver when she decided that the best way to adjust was to live in the now. Read more...
Join Mara Shapiro as she demonstrates how to make a delicious lemon chicken that is low in salt and great if you have high blood pressure or cooking for someone who does. Read more...
Are you currently dating? If so, then these 6 tips on handling rejection might come in handy! Read more...
VIDEO: Chris Moffett, a certified personal trainer and older adult fitness specialist, helps seniors build a program for staying active by creating a home routine with objects found around the house. Read more...