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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Helping Your Grandchildren Prepare for Back-to-School

August 05, 2019 -

Going back to school after summer break can be an exciting time for kids. As a grandparent, you can play an important role in this annual tradition while giving Dad and Mom a little break. Here are a few tips:   Make This an Annual Tradition   While going back to school is already something…

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Millennials Versus Baby Boomers: Complementary Perspectives

July 28, 2019 -

While there are clear differences, being able to better understand them is a great step towards fostering a positive relationship. Defining Millennials and Baby Boomers The Millennial generation spans from individuals born between 1981 to 1996. This creates some confusion, even among Millennials, because the gap in life experience is so large. Those who grew…

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All About Government Caregiver Benefits

July 26, 2019 -

If you are caring for a sick or elderly family member or someone close to you, you may be eligible for caregiving 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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Choosing a Retirement Community Versus Living at Home

July 16, 2019 -

It’s common for older adults to cringe at the thought of the phrase “retirement community”. Often, it conjures depressing images of dark nursing homes and being forgotten by loved ones. We’re here to clear up those misconceptions.   In fact, many older adults who have made the decision to move into a retirement community will…

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How to Travel Successfully as an Intergenerational Family

July 07, 2019 -

When arranging a multigenerational getaway, it’s important to plan certain things in advance so that the trip is smooth and fun for everybody. Below are five tips for travelling successfully as an intergenerational family. Make sure there’s something for everyone. Be sure to pick a destination that has a variety of activities. While your kids…

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How AI is Revolutionizing Care For Older Adults

June 30, 2019 -

Aging is an inevitable part of life, and it often brings new health challenges that require routine care. Unfortunately, with the aged population at its highest rate in history, there is likely to be a significant shortage of medical and care staff to take on the increased burden of elder care within the next decade…

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Six Tips for Creating a Successful Intergenerational Home

June 26, 2019 -

Multigenerational homes were once a common fixture in Canada. It was only after the end of World War II that it became more common for separate generations to live in individual homes. However, recently there has been a revival of the intergenerational living trend, with more Canadian families choosing to cohabit with family members of…

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Ten Great Quotes About Aging

June 19, 2019 -

Here we share some inspiring words about growing older from some of the planet’s most brilliant minds. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” ~George Bernard Shaw “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the…

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