Category: Independent Living
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Wondering when is the best time to sell your house? The answer is NOW! So now you’re retired and your house is too large for your needs; with no more kids at home who needs all those bedrooms and bathrooms?
If your home is no longer working for you and not matching your health and mobility situation, then have the courage and conviction to make your move now. Enjoy the rest of your years in safety and comfort, in an environment that better suits your needs.
Economic times bring out the best and worst in insurance products. Hybrid or combination Life Insurance/ Long Term Care plans are associated with derivatives which mean you take the original product and then package it to make promises to people about a probability that may or may not occur.
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.
VIDEO: Wondering what life in a retirement community is really like? Residents tell you all about it in Seniors on Screen!
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.
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!
Wondering how to choose the best retirement community or confused about home care basics? Check out the Retirement Living Guide eBook!
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...
Instead of being scary, moving to a retirement community can be a fun new experience, as Sandra and Tibor Haluskay found it to be.
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...
Thinking about home care? Considering whether you would prefer to live at home or in a retirement community? We have some advice that might help! Read more...
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!
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.
What do you do when you realize your mom's trial stay at the retirement home was a bust? Have a drink? Yikes!
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.
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!
If you need help affording senior home repairs then it is a good idea to investigate government programs designed to offer assistance.
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...
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 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...