Often when a family member is unable to return home after a hospital stay because they need to go to a retirement residence or nursing home the family really doesn’t know what to say or do.             The parent usually states...
As we get older quite often we find ourselves in pain, sometimes from arthritis or from a chronic illness. Pain can be debilitating and become so intense that it keeps us from moving around. Every movement seems to make...
As much as we hate to admit it, growing older does affect our driving skills. Our vision, reflexes and reaction time deteriorate as we age. For some, the decline can make the difference between driving safely and driving dangerously....
According to government findings, nearly 1 in 3 elderly Canadians fall every year. Over 650,000 emergency room visits in 2016-2017 were due to a fall, although the data includes all age ranges. For senior citizens, however, the Canadian Institute for...
A large developer in a major city was building a high end condo and suddenly needed to call in architects to make some adjustments to the design of the building. Several young people were interested in buying units but...
You know what it’s like to travel from place to place in your own city or community. The traffic is busy, driving can be dangerous and at times, pedestrians are at risk just crossing the street. If it’s this...
As the weather starts to warm up we all start to think of ways that we can get outside more. We want to walk more and even start cycling. Cycling is generally a safe activity, but as a senior...
One of the worst things that can make a senior feel really old is when they find out they are no longer allowed to drive. Many seniors depend on their vehicles to get around. They may live in a...
So often we think of what could be done to enable seniors to remain in their homes.             When we had young children, we had limited finances for babysitting so I started a “Babysitting Bank.” There were a dozen families involved...
Daniel Bone discovers there is more to traveling in Switzerland than funicular railways, cable cars and elegant paddle steamers. Swiss retirees are leading the way in 21st century travel.             In March 2017 I decided to resign from work, load a...
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