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How Older Adults Can Stay Cool in a Heat Wave

July 30, 2018 -

We wait all year for warm, balmy temperatures like these. But when things get a little too warm they can be detrimental to the health of older adults. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear reports of older adults experiencing severe illness or even death during a heatwave as occurred in July 2018 where 50…

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Vancouver’s Best Seaside Walks

July 14, 2018 -

Vancouver residents are blessed with an array of options when it comes to ocean-side strolls. Here are four we recommend meandering this summer, or any time of year for that matter. 1. Dundarave Seawall If you live in Vancouver, driving across the Lions Gate bridge to the quaint West Vancouver neighbourhood can feel like a…

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Vancouver’s Top 5 Hidden Patios

July 05, 2018 -

Though Vancouver is known for its precipitation, come summer the city can feel like a tropical paradise with temperatures reaching the mid-20s and 30s. And with amendments to city bylaws in recent years making it easier for restaurants to set up patios, there are no shortages of outdoor spaces in which to enjoy a great…

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“Intergenerational RRSP Loans” Could be the Answer to Unaffordable Housing

June 26, 2018 -

When it comes to finding ways to afford housing in Vancouver and Toronto’s out-of-reach markets, many homebuyers are forced to be creative. For some, that means pairing up with friends or family members to purchase homes. For others, it means choosing to rent out portions of their home to tenants who can act as “mortgage…

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3 Ways Seniors’ Housing Improves Wellness

June 15, 2018 -

Some older adults are hesitant, or even outright opposed, to moving into an assisted living residence because they feel it symbolizes a loss of freedom. But there are actually a number of reasons why moving into a home can open up new opportunities and release older adults from many of the responsibilities that have been…

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How to Be an Awesome Grandparent

June 01, 2018 -

Being a grandparent can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. It’s a chance to share your affection, and to pass on your wisdom and life experiences with younger generations. Here, four ways to be the best grandparent you can be. Be Consistent. Children thrive when they have routines and people they can…

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Five Ways to Leave a Legacy for Your Grandkids

June 01, 2018 -

When it comes to leaving a legacy for loved ones, dollar signs often come to mind. There’s no question that passing on cash, possessions and property can help your grandkids lead more comfortable lives and that those possessions can be meaningful symbols of your relationships with them, especially in the case of family heirlooms. But…

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Canadian Seniors are Working More Than Ever Before

May 30, 2018 -

The most recent Canada Census found that 5.9 per cent of seniors are working full-time: the highest amount since the reviews began in 1981. Reasons for re-entering the workforce or continuing to work vary: some older adults cite divorce or low returns on investments as causes of financial strain, while others say a desire or…

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Signs It’s Time to Consider a Driver Refresher Course

May 23, 2018 -

For many of us, the ability to get ourselves from point A to B is the epitome of freedom and independence. But as we age, decreased vision and hearing, slower reaction times and reduced ability to multitask can make it difficult to react appropriately to stimuli on the road; while neck, leg and arm stiffness…

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How to Find Love After 65

May 15, 2018 -

Have you found yourself single later in life? While some prefer to fly solo, others feel more fulfilled in a loving, committed relationship. Here, five strategies for finding love as an older adult.   The Internet. Online dating is no longer taboo. In fact, a study by eHarmony found that 38 percent of Canadians uses…

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