by duncanj on Dec 15, 2016

Sibling rivalries are often harmless, but when it comes time to care for an aging parent, these petty squabbles and long-ago disagreements can bubble up and boil over.

by duncanj on Dec 09, 2016

Almost 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their own homes as they age. That means almost 4.5 million Canadian adults over 65-years-old want to age in place and this number is set to rise steeply over the next half-decade as the Baby Boomer generation gets older.

by duncanj on Nov 14, 2016

When the temperature drops and snow blankets the streets, our community can turn into a winter wonderland. However, lurking behind this majestic scene lies a host of very real dangers for older adults. Cold, ice and snow can combine to make winter a most unwelcoming season for seniors, a time of year when instances of injury and illness spike among older residents. For example, the danger of falling and becoming severely injured rises significantly for seniors during the winter months as ice and snowy obstacles take their toll.

senior volunteering at Humane Society
by duncanj on Nov 01, 2016

1. CARP, Toronto Chapters

CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) is a non-profit organization that advocates for financial security and improved healthcare for aging Canadians. CARP has over 50 chapters across Canada, including three in Toronto and four others in Mississauga and the GTA. CARP offers a variety of volunteering opportunities and also helps connect members with volunteering positions outside the organization. If advocating for your fellow older adults is something you are passionate about, give CARP a call and inquire about the opportunities that exist.

by duncanj on Oct 04, 2016

The issue of mental health has long been a taboo subject and only recently has society at large started to embrace the fact that depression, loneliness and other conditions are real, serious and treatable medical afflictions that affect a large number of people. It is estimated that almost 10% of seniors in Canada living in the community will experience a depressive disorder that is serious enough to require treatment. Support for Seniors and the Community to Better Independent Living

1. Be Active

by duncanj on Sep 01, 2016

Here are our older blog posts as pdfs. The newest are on the bottom. Click to download or open: 

PDF iconTop 6 Health Concerns.pdf