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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.

Celebrating the Winter Solstice

This year the winter solstice falls on December 21st.  Winter begins with dark evenings and cold temperatures. Snow falls in many parts of the...

Hosting a Christmas Cookie Swap

Most of us are very busy as the holidays approach. After shopping for gifts, decorating our homes and attending parties, there is little time...

Are You Having An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party?

A new favorite for seniors at this time of year is the Ugly Christmas Sweater party. Considered a great stress reliever and a lot...

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...