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14 Exercises for Seniors to Improve Strength and Balance

Thursday Feb 21st, 2019

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In North America, falls are one of the leading causes of injury and death for senior citizens. However, you don’t have to fall prey to slips and falls. By exercising, you can improve your balance and your strength, so you can stand tall and feel more confident when walking. Read on to find 14 exercises seniors can do to improve their balance. Exercise 1: Single Limb Stance It’s best to start off with a simple balance exercise for seniors. Here’s how you do this... [read more]

Guide to Seniors Housing in Canada

Monday Jul 30th, 2018

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As of 2013, Canada has one of the highest average life expectancies for men and women in the world. With more Canadians living past 80, and an aging population that’s expected to quadruple by 2051, the number of senior housing options has grown dramatically. For many families new to the world of senior living, navigating the vast array of senior care types can be an increasingly complex endeavor. With so many options available, it’s easy for families to feel overwhelmed during... [read more]

How Much Should Seniors Exercise To Improve Brain Function?

Thursday Jun 28th, 2018

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To boost their reasoning skills and the brain's processing speed, seniors may need to exercise for 52 hours over a period of 6 months, concludes a new study. The good news is that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits — if it's carried out for this length of time. As more and more research keeps pointing out, exercise does wonders for our brain. For instance, a recent study that Medical News Today reported on shows that running protects... [read more]

211 Ontario Helps Seniors Find Support ... Call Our Helpline Today

Friday Jan 26th, 2018

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The 211 helpline in Ontario answered more than 325,000 calls last year. One third of those calls were for basic needs like housing, food, financial assistance and help with utility bills. As well, many calls were from seniors and caregivers wanting to discover what practical help from community and social services was available, how to access it, and if financial help exists for life’s challenges. Calling 2-1-1 is one of the best ways to learn about community... [read more]

What every older Canadian should know about: Income and benefits from government programs

Wednesday Jul 19th, 2017

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There are many government programs designed to help older Canadians stay financially independent. In most cases you must apply for income or benefits from a government program. If you are eligible, the amount you receive may depend on your level of income. The majority of programs start at age 65, but some can start earlier. The most important thing to know about almost all government programs is that you need to first file a personal income tax return in order to be... [read more]

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