Category: seniors and wellness
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.
Dr. Amy: Maintaining a sense of control during illnessDec 28, 2011
Probably one of the most difficult parts of being ill is losing a sense of control of life. As caregivers, we can help our loved ones and ourselves continue to feel some control. Even though we may both feel powerless against the illness itself, we have many choices that we can make along t
VIDEO: Positive People Live LongerJun 27, 2012
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!
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.
Caring for Aging Parents: Five ways to Find the HumourApr 30, 2012
Fed up dealing with your aging parents? When was the last time you laughed? Try this to ditch the stress and get the funny back.
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!
Five Ways Dark Chocolate Boosts Seniors HealthMay 08, 2012
Want to boost your brain's function and reduce cardiovascular disease? Eat dark chocolate! Be sure to try the easy recipes here too.
Need motivation to exercise? Try prediction events!May 10, 2012
With warmer spring weather comes our desire to be outdoors and active but it can be hard to stay motivated. Prediction activities can help!
Six ways to improve your life this summerJun 13, 2012
If your life needs a lift, summer's a great time to make it happen. You can influence your own happiness much more than you think.
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.
VIDEO: The Importance of Active LivingSep 05, 2012
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.