Got aging parents at home?
Summer is upon us and both young and old alike are enjoying the sunny days outdoors. Many families spend time together travelling, having backyard barbecues or going on picnics. However, hot weather can be dangerous, particularly to seniors. Heat...
Which words describe a caregiving role?Denise M. Brown takes 100 words--including the unlikely blizzard, kitchen and umbrella--and then turns each into a reflection. The reflections focus on a family caregiver's reality, sprinkled with hope.Denise's insights about the caregiving experience...
When I was first introduced to Peter, he wasn’t interested in receiving help from others let alone me, a stranger. His daughter was surprised he let me through the front door for my first shift. Peter was comfortable in...
Statistic Canada had released census data in 2017, the revealed that there are more elderly people living across Canada today. It’s actual fact, that the senior population in Canada made up 16.9% of the country’s overall population when the...
When you’re planning a journey by rail, it’s essential that you make use of available services to ensure that your journey goes without a hitch and that you can easily access the station and train. Train operators are legally...
Olive oil has many grades and many uses. We are spoiled today in that we can choose among extra virgin oils. Once that first precious extra virgin pressing is over, the pomace can be pressed a few more times....
The holiday season is upon us. For most of us, this is a happy time of bonding with friends and family. The holidays, however, can be a time of sadness for seniors. Additionally, health problems and physical limitations can...
National Grandparents Day is on September 10th this year. Since the ‘70’s this day has been to honor them and for younger people to recognize the guidance and knowledge that older people have to offer. For many people grandparents...
In 2012 the United Nations declared that June 1 would be the day to observe the Global Day of Parents. This day is to celebrate and honor parents and their commitment to children worldwide. It is also a day...
As seniors grow older, do they need to downsize their living situation? Or can they, with careful preparation, continue to live in their homes and communities safely, independently and comfortably – in other words, "age in place"? In the...