Category: Assisted Living
Release of the 2011/12 Guide to Canada's Best Retirement CommunitiesMay 24, 2011
It's report card time for the retirement residence industry! Comfort Life's 2011/12 annual guide to the best retirement communities across Canada is out! Find Canada's Best Retirement Communities in your neighbourhood.
How To Choose A Retirement CommunityJul 20, 2011
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.
The Cost of Living And Retiring At HomeJul 25, 2011
"Living at home is free, why move?" is the most common mindset when seniors are asked about the option of moving to a retirement community. But is aging at home really free? With the unforeseen costs of in-home care assistance, home retro fitting or transportation assistance, many retirees may not realize that aging at home is not as "free" as believed especially if unanticipated health issues were to arise.
Its More Than Just Physical CareJul 27, 2011
Whether you've been a caregiver for a month or several years, you've no doubt figured out that your loved one requires more than just physical assistance with the daily activities of living. Just like you, a loved one who can observe, listen, or participate in activities enjoys them just because it makes him or her happy. Its more than just physical care.
Seniors How to Decide When to Sell: 7 Important ConsiderationsAug 03, 2011
Here are a few considerations if you or an older member of the family is trying to decide whether or not it’s the right time to sell the family home.
Can't afford to move to a retirement community? Here's help.Feb 20, 2012
Today we launch a new feature in The Pulse of Comfort Life blog: Story of the month. This is the post that garnered the greatest response from you, our readers. It's a post that was so popular and useful, that it is worth looking at again. This month, that post is this one.
What you need to know to find the best retirement homeApr 18, 2012
VIDEO: To find the best retirement home you need to know what questions to ask and what the homes offer. Check out this expert advice.
Giving to your community is good for your brainMay 01, 2012
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.
Sunrise Men's Club: A night out with 'the boys'!May 02, 2012
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!
The 2012/13 Guide to Canada's Top Retirement CommunitiesMay 16, 2012
Wondering how to choose the best retirement community or confused about home care basics? Check out the Retirement Living Guide eBook!
How to Downsize and Declutter Your Home: Key Advice and TipsMay 17, 2012
This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about downsizing your house, including tips and advice for staying in control and making money along the way! Read more...
Preparing for Retirement: Top Questions and Ideas You Should ConsiderJun 05, 2012
Have preconceptions about retirement that are preventing you from starting to plan ahead? Consider these top questions and ideas as you prepare your move. Read more...
How to volunteer at a retirement homeJun 21, 2012
Volunteering at a seniors home is one of the most rewarding things you'll ever experience. Here's what you can do and how to sign up!
Herbal Tea Gardening: Grow Your Own Herbal Iced TeasJul 10, 2012
Herbs are not only delicious and great for cooking, but are also packed with health benefits. Here's how to grow your own for herb tea.
Have a Drink! Mom's Retirement Home Trial Stay Was a Bust.Jul 11, 2012
What do you do when you realize your mom's trial stay at the retirement home was a bust? Have a drink? Yikes!
Down with Bingo? Real Life Programming in Assisted LivingJul 19, 2012
Bingo is great but it shouldn't be the default activity in retirement homes. Let's get over our pretenses and provide real life programming.
VIDEO: Finding Love in a Retirement HomeAug 02, 2012
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.
Charming Senior's Video Wins Online ContestAug 03, 2012
Ever made a grilled cheese sandwich with an iron or corn on the cob in a kettle? Watch 88-year-old Shura do it in her winning Cyber-Seniors video!
Ultimate Retirement Tour Checklist EbookSep 03, 2012
If you're thinking about moving into retirement community, this is your must-read checklist for finding out all the exclusive details that matter the most to you! Read more...
Why Mississauga Chosen as Best Place to RetireMar 21, 2014
Mississauga is chosen as the best city to retire in Ontario. Close to both Toronto and the countryside, hosting great activities year-round, and includes wonderful medical care. See why Charles Hicks and his wife chose Mississauga to call home, and see which retirement homes ranked best in Mississauga.
Seasons Retirement Buys Bowmanville Retirement CommunityMay 30, 2014
Seasons Retirement Communities acquired Clarington Centre by Kingsway Arms in Bowmanville, Ontario, effective May 30, 2014. Chief Executive Officer, Marc Doré says that the Seasons staff "look forward to building a strong and enduring relationship with the employees, residents, families and community of Bowmanville." Read more...