The Healthiest Vegetables to Eat This Fall

October 21, 2019 -

Fall’s harvest brings with it a bounty of delicious and nutrient-packed vegetables. Here are some of our favourites, as well as recipes to inspire your kitchen adventures.   Brussels Sprouts   Quick, easy, and delicious, Brussels sprouts make a great snack or light meal on their own. These veggies are in the same family as…

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Board Games for Intergenerational Families to Enjoy This Fall

October 14, 2019 -

One of the perks of living in a multi-generational home is the opportunity to form bonds with extended family members. But with our hectic lives, and the electronic devices that seem to distract family members of every age, it can be hard to find the time to strengthen those bonds.   A great way to…

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Tips for Managing Your Finances as a Retiree

October 07, 2019 -

There no doubt about it: there are a lot of great things about being retired. There’s nothing quite like having the freedom to do what you want when you want, but no longer having employment income can be challenging for many. A fixed income can be limiting which is why we’ve outlined a few tips…

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Naturopathic Doctors and General Practitioners: What’s the Difference?

September 23, 2019 -

While Western-style medicine and health techniques are prevalent in North America, in recent years there has been a movement towards holistic healthcare, where more natural treatments are applied. If your friends and family have suggested a visit to a naturopathic doctor along with consulting your GP, you may be wondering what the difference between the…

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How to Manage Your Chronic Pain

September 16, 2019 -

  As we get older, pain becomes a more common health issue for many people. While there are plenty of medications that can help ease some of this discomfort, attempting a drug-free approach to pain management is preferred. Here are some handy ideas to help with chronic pain management without the need for drugs.  …

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Benefits of Aromatherapy for Older Adults

September 09, 2019 -

There are a lot of ways to obtain the benefits of the plants all around us. One of these ways is through the use of aromatherapy techniques. Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses the aromatic features of plants to improve certain aspects of our health. There are a lot of benefits that…

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Foods for High Iron and Potassium Diets

September 02, 2019 -

Iron and potassium are both needed to ensure our bodies are running at their best as they work to support a number of bodily functions. But both iron and potassium are essential minerals, meaning the only way to obtain these precious nutrients is through eating food. Since our bodies don’t naturally produce these minerals, it…

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All About Government Caregiver Benefits

August 26, 2019 -

If you are caring for a sick or elderly family member or someone close to you, you may be eligible for caregiver benefits. These benefits provide time off of work and other types of support, allowing the person giving the care to be fully present and available when they are needed. You do not have…

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Is It Possible to Drink Too Much Water?

August 19, 2019 -

When the mercury begins to rise, it’s natural for us to crave more H20. Everywhere we turn it seems people are telling us to “Drink more water,” but how much is too much?   The truth is, you can overhydrate, but in today’s world where everything we do and consume tends to dehydrate us (read:…

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Summer Activities for Older Adults

August 12, 2019 -

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Vancouver. There is no end to the activities that one can enjoy during these warmer months, but as we age we may feel limited by health challenges and reduced mobility. This does not mean your time outside…

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