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Chris Draper

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Chris is a blogger and avid reader of many genres and is particularly interested in how aging affects our lifestyles. She enjoys music, spending time with her family, both young and old and volunteers part-time as a caregiver to those with chronic pain issues.

How To Sleep Well as You Age

Older adults and seniors need at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Our need for sleep doesn’t decline as we age but for...

Interesting Facts About Volunteering

December 5th is International Volunteers Day. Almost 15 million people volunteer in Canada. The rate of volunteers is growing faster than our population! Volunteering...

Should Seniors be Dancing Instead of Exercising?

We know we should exercise. We know it helps our heart, helps with our moods, keeps us flexible and help us to maintain our...

The Dangers of Sleep Aids for Seniors

Difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep becomes more common as the years go by. We may get to sleep and then wake early,...

Senior Activities for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when relatives and friends get together and give thanks. It is a traditional holiday to celebrate the end of the...

The Facts on Hospice Palliative Care

Hospice palliative care focuses on end-of-life. It offers relief from symptoms, pain and suffering in a dignified manner. It helps to improve the quality...

Healthy Aging for Men

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that men age differently than women. It isn’t just the way they look that changes. Their physical and...

World Pneumonia Day: Some Things You Didn’t Know About Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by bacteria, a virus or fungi. It causes inflammation in the air sacs...

Nursing Homes in Ontario

The cost for nursing homes in Ontario is regulated. A basic room in a ward costs almost $1,800.00 per month or $60.00 per day....

The Health of Canada’s Health Care System

Apparently, according to a new study, Canada’s health care system isn’t doing as well as it once did. In a new ranking of developed...