For the past 18 months, Beechwood's residents have lived among the hum of sanders, the fumes of fresh paint, and the hammering of nails as their home underwent a complete makeover "from top to bottom," according to Jeff Lozon, CEO of Revera Inc., which manages the Beechwood. "They've been very patient and loyal during the construction," he said at the Grand Opening, where residents were finally able to enjoy their new surroundings, with a glass of wine or orange juice in hand, sampling hors d'oeuvres and trays of chocolates, listening to the new Grand Piano in the lobby or the jazz band in the new dining area.
The Terry Fox Foundation is inviting retirement residents to host their own "Golden Fox" runs at their communities to raise funds for cancer research on Sunday, September 19th.
Making the decision to move into a retirement community is usually a difficult one to make for retirees and for their families. Even more difficult, is the laborious process of visiting and evaluating the many different retirement communities and trying to decide which one is for you! They all look great and have various levels of services and facilities that its very easy to get caught up in the glitter and gold.
While the overall divorce rate on a steady the decline with the Generation-X er's, the divorce rate amongst young seniors and the newly retired is steadily climbing! There has been a lot of speculation and discussion as to the reasons why the "I do" ends with "I don't".
VIDEO: Wondering what life in a retirement community is really like? Residents tell you all about it in Seniors on Screen!
VIDEO: Volunteering your time not only gives you a social life, it develops new pathways in your brain, improving memory and helping you live longer.
The Men's Club is a social program just for men at Sunrise Senior Living in Oakville. Check out their adventures in the new column by Mark Giordani!
Have you seen The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? It's a low-budget movie with 'senior star' appeal and plenty of optimism and passion!
When you move to a retirement home you need to become friends with existing groups. It can feel like high school but it will work out.
Long-term care retirement homes provide care for seniors who require frequent assistance but the benefits extend to the family as well.
If you need help affording senior home repairs then it is a good idea to investigate government programs designed to offer assistance.
In Canada, many seniors who have been with the same family doctor for years are suddenly finding themselves in need of a new doctor. Having your family doctor retire poses a number of challenges These tips will help you find a new doctor to meet your current and future medical needs. Read more...
Seniors in Canada have their own memories of the first day of school. There are many differences between school today and fifty years ago, however the excitement and anticipation that a new school year brings remains the same for Canadians of all generations. As Canadian families get ready to begin a new year of school it is worth while to remember that some of life's most important lessons will be taught to us outside the classroom by our elders. Read more...
There are lots of benefits for seniors who take special interest courses including good mental and physical health, community involvement, having fun and learning new things. Read more...
Elaine Morgan shares her experience of living far away from family and shares the stress and worry involved with trying to care for family across the world. Read more...
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...
The month of June celebrates Seniors Month in Ontario with the 2014 theme being "Aging Without Boundaries: 30 Years of Celebrating" Read More... .