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11 Healthy Hobbies for Seniors

Monday May 27th, 2019

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We already know that a healthy lifestyle is a major factor in living a long life, but new studies show that having hobbies and staying socially active is equally important for seniors. It has long been known that a nutritious diet, exercise, and positive health choices all contribute to helping seniors feel more energetic. In fact, emerging research into longevity indicates that mental and social activity is just as critical as physical activity when it comes to... [read more]

What is a Status Certificate and why is it important?

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

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A Status Certificate is a short report on the current status of a condominium corporation. If you are buying a resale condominium, it is important that your agreement of purchase and sale is conditional, upon review of the Status Certificate by your lawyer. The Status Certificate provides valuable information directly from the condominium corporation, examples of such information include arrears or increases in common expenses; Whether any major work needs to be done to the building(s); The... [read more]

Why Estate Planning is so Important as a Senior

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 2019

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As you get older, you run the risk of being unable to make your wishes clear when it comes to your estate planning. Many people procrastinate because they don’t know where to start on the process. You may even be afraid that if you sign a power of attorney form over to a child, you may end up stuck in a nursing home. These are all valid concerns. This fear can be mitigated by meeting with an estate planner, and putting your wishes down on paper. Build in a contingency plan for how you... [read more]

How Rosedale Village Got It's Name?

Friday Jun 2nd, 2017

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Five Generations ago, a Brampton man named Harry Dale began growing roses called Dale Autographed Roses, which he exported around the world and helped put Brampton on the map. This claim to fame is how Harry dale earned hie title of "The Rose Man" and how Brampton earned its place as "The Flower City of Canada". Rosedale Village is named after Mr. Dale's early pioneering family, and the flowers that helped make Brampton the beautiful and blooming city it is... [read more]

Canada Needs a Strategy to Improve Senior Drug Safety

Friday Jun 2nd, 2017

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Four years ago, at age 84, my dad survived a severe stroke. The downside is that during his hospital stay this otherwise fit person was put on a drug regimen and has been taking nine prescription drugs a day ever since. My dad's experience with multiple drugs is not uncommon for his age group. Seniors age 65 and over are the heaviest users of prescription drugs in the country. They take, on average, 7.4 prescription drugs. Experts have pointed to increased drug utilization as a... [read more]

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