What to Buy Your Grandchildren this Year

December 10, 2018 -

As a grandparent, buying gifts for your grandchildren might sometimes feel overwhelming. Talking to their parents can be helpful, but even then, you might still feel a bit lost as to what’s “cool” and what’s age-appropriate. This buying guide offers a few suggestions for this holiday season that would be great gifts for kids of…

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5 Holidays Activities in Vancouver for All Ages

December 04, 2018 -

If you’re lucky to be surrounded by family members of all ages this holiday season, you probably have a host of fun planned at home. But there are many fun activities to enjoy in Vancouver, too. Here are five your family is sure to enjoy. Vancouver Christmas Market If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping…

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How to Take Care of Your Teeth as You Age

November 30, 2018 -

As you reach retirement age, it’s important to make sure your affairs are in order so that you don’t have to spend your free time worrying over budgets and insurance. While some employers offer limited benefits to retirees, dental coverage is rarely one of these perks. Unfortunately, this often means that people simply go without…

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Watch for career opportunities as we recruit team members to serve in this community!

November 22, 2018 -

At OPAL, we are launching something different; a new retirement community that is multicultural, intergenerational, and offers a continuum of support. We are looking for people who are excited to help us lead the way in our industry. Everyone who joins our team will play a role in building our OPAL community. We are looking…

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How To Maintain Healthy Eyes As You Age

November 19, 2018 -

As the years pass, you continue to notice increasing issues with your vision. Maybe small print is getting harder to read, it takes longer for you to adjust from light to dark, or you find it harder to notice differences in colour or contrast. Such changes are typical with ageing and normally nothing to worry…

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5 Ways to Honour Remembrance Day in Vancouver

November 10, 2018 -

Remembrance Day is a wonderful way to pay your respects to the men and women who have so bravely served our country. If you are a veteran, this is a wonderful opportunity to take part in services that honor everything you and your military compatriots have sacrificed. There are dozens of events that will take…

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How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 08, 2018 -

It’s normal to have bouts of depression throughout the year. That’s part of the human condition and can strike anybody at any age. However, if these emotional lows come around at the same time during the late fall or early winter and do not disappear until the spring and summer arrive, then you may have…

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How Meditation Can Help You Make Peace With Life Changes

October 22, 2018 -

As we get older the number of life losses we experience can increase, whether it’s the loss of a friend, loss of independence or the loss of our home. These experiences can cause feelings of grief which can impact both the body and mind. Thankfully there are a number of practices, including yoga and meditation,…

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Should you give your child a living inheritance?

October 15, 2018 -

Out-of-reach housing prices and stagnant salaries have inspired many older adults to help their children out financially before they pass away, instead of waiting until they die to give their children an inheritance. If you have investments that are earning income (for which you are being taxed every year), and you’re not planning on spending…

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5 Halloween Costumes You Can Wear as a Family

October 08, 2018 -

Dressing up for Halloween isn’t just a child’s game. Grab the kids, parents and grandparents, head out to the costume shop or second-hand store (or even dust off that old sewing machine) and make Halloween a family affair! Here are four costumes you could wear as a clan: Fairytale characters. How cute would it be…

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