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Down with Bingo? Real Life Programming in Assisted Living

Jul 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 illness

Dec 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 Longer

Jun 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 brain

May 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 Humour

Apr 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 Health

May 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 summer

Jun 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 Teas

Jul 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 Living

Sep 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.


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