For many men, their job or profession is a symbol of their self-worth. They wear it proudly and for years brought home a paycheque to support their families. Once they retire, many men find that without their job to...
Loneliness is a major problem for seniors so it’s important to have some regular activities and entertaining in your new home, condo, room or suite in a retirement residence is a great way to combat that.               What could this entail...
For the most part, if you are looking to meet new people you have to change your routine. Go places you don’t normally go or change your approach while at these places. The world is full of people looking...
There is a common misconception that those who live in multiple unit dwellings such as apartments and condos have an active social life with their peers in the building. We believe the sitcoms that portray neighbours popping by for...
Happiness: a mental or emotional state of well-being. For each of us, happiness is defined in a unique way but the latest research shows that certain things make us happier than others. Happiness doesn’t come from shopping or travelling....
At some point in our lives, especially as seniors, our best friend may die. When it happens suddenly, with no early warning symptoms, it can be a shock. Many seniors say it can be worse than losing a parent....
Originating hundreds of years ago in the 4th century, at one time Valentine’s Day had a darker connotation. It later evolved to honor at least one saint and by the 14th century started to become the holiday that we...
Denmark’s winters are long, cold and dark. Some days there are 17 hours of darkness. The country is known for its snow and sleet. The Danes have learned to live comfortably with this and enjoy it with their practise...
A number of studies have been done on the beneficial aspects of friendships as you age. Researchers have shown how close friendships can help us to age well and live longer. Engaging in conversations with family members and friends...
This year the winter solstice falls on December 21st.  Winter begins with dark evenings and cold temperatures. Snow falls in many parts of the world. The darker months tend to be quieter and a time to spend indoors, eating...
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