5 Tips for Communicating with Individuals Facing Vision and Hearing Challenges

April 17, 2019 -

It’s common to experience difficulties in communicating effectively with loved ones who no longer hear or see as well as they used to. Many of us don’t know how or if our normal communication habits should be changed, and the person with diminished senses may have trouble articulating what would be helpful to him or…

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5 Intergenerational Activities to Add to Your Spring 2019 “Bucket List” in Vancouver

April 10, 2019 -

Science World TELUS World of Science is absolutely packed with interesting and exciting exhibits that kids and adults can both learn a lot from. Science World features a constantly rotating set of exhibits as well as permanent displays and activities that explore all aspects of science. This year, you can also take part in their…

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Skincare Tips for Older Adults

March 28, 2019 -

Eat Right Beauty is more than skin deep so be sure to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of vitamins and minerals. These nutrients help strengthen your skin and make it more resilient, two things that tend to lessen as you grow older. Vitamin C, which you can get from citrus fruits like oranges,…

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Technology Resources for Older Adults

March 20, 2019 -

While face-to-face encounters are still necessary and important, technology is how much of the world connects nowadays, particularly among individuals in younger generations. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email and the Internet lets you stay on top of your grandkids’ activities while allowing you to reconnect with long-lost friends, close relatives who live far away, and complete…

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Changes to Canada’s Food Guide

March 15, 2019 -

What You Need to Know One of the biggest changes to the 2019 guidelines is getting rid of the idea that you should eat a specific number of portions from every food group. Health Canada has also done away with the portion size recommendations because they received overwhelming feedback about how confusing and unhelpful Canadians…

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Intergenerational Living Apps

March 05, 2019 -

Intergenerational living is no longer limited to sharing a home with multiple generations of family members. In the United States and Canada, people are adopting a new housing model that aims to help Baby Boomers with extra space in their homes connect with people from younger generations who need affordable housing. Pairing up older homeowners…

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Is Ageism in the Eye of the Beholder?

February 25, 2019 -

With the Baby Boomer generation moving into older adulthood, ageism has become a primary concern, especially among those who serve that segment of the population. The term denotes prejudice based on a person’s age. Dealing with it involves many approachesStrategies for Tackling Ageism One strategy is to simply ignore differences in age and treat older…

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Addressing the Social Needs of Older Adults

February 21, 2019 -

Humans are hard-wired to desire the company of others. No matter our age, we have social needs which include being loved, community belonging and peer acceptance. However, the following factors can influence the degree to which we crave companionship. Diversity While all older adults have social needs, those needs can differ when cultural and individual…

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How to Keep the Romance Alive as an Older Adult

February 14, 2019 -

Are you an older adult who has lost the spark in their relationship? Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to bring it back. People who would like to bring their love out of hibernation have options. Both relationship experts and surveys of older adults show that keeping romantic flames burning requires a little effort, especially…

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5 Valentine’s Day Activities for the Whole Family

February 13, 2019 -

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples! A family-focused Valentine’s Day activity will help family members of every age bond. Grandparents, parents, and children can strengthen their connections and have fun with these Valentine’s Day family activities. Go to a Live Show Many plays, sporting events and concerts cater to all ages, and live events are…

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