• 15 July 2024

    Celebrating International Self-Care Day: A vital practice for older adults

    As we age, prioritizing our well-being becomes increasingly crucial. International Self-Care Day, observed annually on July 24th, serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of self-care in our lives, especially for older adults.
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  • 9 July 2024

    Seeing clearly: Maintaining eye health as we age

    Our vision is a precious gift, and as we age, our eyes undergo changes which can increase the risk of certain eye disorders. Maintaining good eye health as we age is important and can help prevent vision problems. Read on for a few strategies you can employ and some important things to keep in mind.
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  • 2 July 2024

    Preventing falls to safeguard independence and well-being

    July 5 is National Injury Prevention Day, focused on raising awareness of injuries that are predictable and preventable. By taking proactive measures to prevent falls, older adults can maintain independence and enjoy an active lifestyle.
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  • 26 June 2024

    Staying active during the summer: Tips for older adults

    Summer is a wonderful time to embrace the outdoors, soak up some sunshine, and stay active. For older adults, maintaining physical activity is crucial for overall health and well-being. Here are some tips to help you make the most of the summer months while staying active and safe.
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  • 19 June 2024

    Beat the heat: Staying cool and healthy during a summer heat wave

    June 20th, marks the official start to summer and things are already heating up. Some areas are already experiencing heat waves. While many enjoy the warmer temperatures, heat waves can pose health risks, especially for older adults. The good news is, there are a few things you can do to stay cool and healthy during a heat wave.
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  • 12 June 2024

    Bridging the age gap: How intergenerational programs benefit older adults

    Social isolation and loneliness are major concerns for older adults. But what if there were a way to combat these issues while fostering connection and purpose? Enter intergenerational programs, which bring together older adults and younger people for shared activities and learning.
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  • 5 June 2024

    It's Men's Health Month! Take charge of your well-being

    June is Canadian Men's Health Month, a time to refocus on what matters most: your health. We know men often prioritize others' needs before their own, but neglecting your well-being can have long-term consequences. The good news? Small changes can make a big difference. We have compiled a few tips to get you started.
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  • 29 May 2024

    Sharper vision for brighter days: Making eye health a priority

    Our eyes are our windows to the world. So, when that window clouds over, our lives are impacted. As we age, our bodies change and so do our eyes, but the good news is, there are many proactive ways you can maintain your eye health continue to experience the world in vibrant detail.
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  • 22 May 2024

    Spring forward with smart finances

    May brings warmer weather and, hopefully, a chance to get out and enjoy yourself! But even on a fixed income, unexpected expenses can put a damper on those plans. Here are a few tips to keep your spring finances blooming now and all year round.
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  • 15 May 2024

    Hear this! May is Speech and Hearing Month

    Each year, the month of May in Canada is dedicated to raising public awareness about communication health and the vital role it plays in our everyday lives. Clear communication is critical at any age, but as we get older, hearing loss and speech difficulties can become more common. This month is a great reminder to prioritize communication health.
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  • 8 May 2024

    Celebrating Mental Health Week: A time for connection and kindness

    Did you know that Canada has a whole week dedicated to mental health? Every year in May, since 1951, Canadians come together to raise awareness and celebrate the importance of mental well-being. This year's theme, running from May 6th to 12th, is all about the power of compassion.
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  • 1 May 2024

    Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer: 5 Sun Safety Tips

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month in Canada, and it's a great time to remind everyone, especially older adults, about the importance of sun safety. Did you know that over half of all skin cancer cases are diagnosed in people over 65? The good news is that you can significantly reduce your risk with a few simple steps.
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  • 24 April 2024

    The unsung heroes: Why caring for caregivers matters

    Caring for caregivers is not just a moral imperative; it's a strategic investment in the health and well-being of our communities. By recognizing, valuing, and supporting the invaluable work of caregivers, we create a more compassionate and resilient society for all.
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  • 17 April 2024

    Staying steady: 5 tips to prevent falls

    As we age, our bodies change, and tasks that were once second nature may become more challenging. One of the most significant concerns for older adults is the risk of falling, and globally, falls are the second leading cause of death from unintentional injury.
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  • 10 April 2024

    The health benefits of walking: A step towards healthy aging

    Incorporating walking into daily routines doesn't require expensive equipment or elaborate plans. Simply lace up comfortable shoes, step outside, and embrace the joy of movement. Start with short walks and gradually increase duration and intensity as fitness improves. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise regimen. Read our resources below to explore this topic further.
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  • 3 April 2024

    April is National Oral Health Month: Promoting healthy smiles

    April marks the start of National Oral Health Month, a good time to check in on your teeth and gums. Oral health is an important part of our overall well-being, and as we get older, our teeth and gums undergo more changes, which means they require more care. Common challenges include missing teeth, gum/periodontal disease, root decay, and dry mouth (caused by medications).
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  • 27 March 2024

    Reducing alcohol consumption for older adults

    For many older adults, alcohol may have played a significant role in social gatherings, celebrations, and even relaxation. However, as Canada’s alcohol consumption guidelines have changed, it’s important to re-evaluate our relationship with alcohol, especially as we age.
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  • 20 March 2024

    Brain Health Awareness Month: 5 things you can do to optimize your brain health

    Healthy aging involves supporting both the body and the brain. Your lifestyle can influence the cognitive changes that come with age – giving you the power to keep your mind healthy! Here are five things you can do to boost your brain health and support healthy aging
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  • 13 March 2024

    Navigating the fog: World Delirium Awareness Day sheds light on a hidden challenge

    In a world buzzing with technological advancements and medical breakthroughs, silent battles are still being fought within healthcare facilities' corridors. One such often-overlooked challenge is delirium, a medical condition that affects millions around the globe. March 13th marked World Delirium Awareness Day, a day to shed light on this often misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition.
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  • 4 March 2024

    It’s Music Therapy Month: The harmonious benefits of music

    March is Music Therapy Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the many benefits of music therapy for people of all ages and abilities, including older adults. Given the deep connection that most of us have with music, it should be no surprise that researchers worldwide continue to investigate music's therapeutic benefits. Music can unlock emotions and memories, help ease hospital stays, improve exercise and walking routines and contribute to our overall well-being.
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