Boomers…. It’s Time To Exercise
April 1st, 2017
We’ve all heard that physical activity is important for all ages groups. If you are over 50, however, I suggest to pay special attention to this popular advice. The aging population in North America is growing fast. In fact the aging population (65 years of age and over), will be one of the most significant phenomenon of the next half century. In Canada, by 2021 there will be almost 7 million older adults, representing 19% of the total population… Read more
Why You Should Care About Your Feet
March 1st, 2017
Foot problems are often neglected and overlooked by people of all ages, even-though most of us will experience foot issues at some point in our life. In fact, a study showed 3 out of 4 people will develop some sort of foot issues as they age1. Foot problems in seniors are very common as it contributes to pain and injury, and can lead to the loss of mobility and independence. The dangers of neglecting your feet can directly impact your balance and gait, increase your risk of falls, develop diseases and infections, and ultimately reduce your quality of life…. Read more
Show Us Your Smile
February 1st, 2017
A healthy mouth is important for maintaining quality of life, especially for the sick, the elderly and residents in long-term care or retirement homes. With proper oral hygiene many seniors are keeping their teeth longer than ever before and dentures do not have to be a fact of life. For those wearing dentures, it is still important to keep them clean to avoid any oral health problems.
Oral health is an important part of overall health and there is a correlation between having periodontal (gum) disease with an increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and respiratory disorders… Read more
January 2nd, 2017
In the past decade, there has been an explosion of research in the field of neuroscience. Hundreds of studies testify to the fact that our minds and bodies are deeply connected and “talk” to each other in very meaningful ways. In one of these fascinating studies, it was shown that art-based activities strengthen the neural connections between our left and right hemispheres, they help regulate and calm the nervous system and they promote spontaneity, feelings of self-worth and autonomy.
Given the benefits of engaging in the creative process, art-based activities… Read more
Holiday Stress And Holiday Fun… All Rolled Into One!
December 1st, 2016
Happy holidays to all our lovely readers and community members! We at Senior Care Connect send you the warmest wishes over this holiday season. Now the holidays can be great and wonderful time for many, but for some can present a challenge in terms of managing all the stresses that come with preparing for the season. One of those stressors for some can be managing one’s care or that of a loved one. This month, hear Senior Care Connect and Living Assistance Services speak about this important topic, and how we can be a resource to help you and your family out this holiday season! … Read more