How to Speak to Family About Moving into Independent Living

May 22, 2019 -

The conversation about moving older loved ones into an assisted living facility is something that many caregivers dread as the topic is often met with resistance. However, there are many reasons why it might be necessary or helpful for an aging loved one to move to independent living. Below are a few tips to help…

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Apps to Help Preserve Your Family’s History and Stories

May 15, 2019 -

Here’s one history lesson you won’t get in school: the story of your family and where it came from, also known as your genealogy. But with a little research, and help from these apps, you can discover this information for yourself and can preserve your findings for your children and future generations. Unless otherwise noted,…

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All about the Paleo Diet: Is It Safe?

May 08, 2019 -

What is It? During the Paleolithic era, which took place approximately 10,000 years ago, before the advent of agriculture, our ancestors relied on nuts, seeds, meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and anything else they could hunt or gather for nourishment. The Paleo diet aims to duplicate these eating habits, as some researchers believe that a diet…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 01, 2019 -

Birthstone Family Tree Necklace Made of 0.925 sterling silver and hanging from a bead chain, this beautiful necklace can be personalized with up to four birthstones and engraved with four names. The main tree motif represents the growth of life and the connections of your family tree. This gift is ideal for both mothers and…

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Spring Cleaning tips From Marie Kondo

April 24, 2019 -

You’ve likely heard of the “KonMari Method” for tidying up your life. Japanese organization consultant Marie Kondo has developed a tried-and-true method for decluttering your home while simultaneously helping you to rediscover what’s important in life. If you want to take a KonMari-style approach to spring cleaning this year, here are five tips to help…

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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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