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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]

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]

Making the most out of your retirement - Travelling abroad when you're over 50

Monday Aug 27th, 2018

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Move over Saga - 50 is the new 30! Getting older or retiring from full-time employment doesn’t mean that you have to lurk around the house watching day time TV all day.  There are plenty of opportunities and adventures available to over 50s, both in the UK and abroad.  Although most of us dread Monday mornings, and you may have been looking forward to retiring for many years, often the reality of a lack of structure in your days and less social interaction can be depressing... [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]

Ontario’s 2018 Budget: What Seniors Need to Know

Thursday Mar 29th, 2018

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Like speeches from the throne, budgets are aspirational documents delivered by the governing party to outline their spending priorities, with hopes of continuing to be the governing party. Given how close today’s Ontario budget is to the June 7 provincial election, a healthy dose of skepticism is warranted.   This budget leaves the impression that the Ontario Liberals are gambling that Ontarians will forgive significant deficits if it means large investments in social spending.... [read more]

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