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Each year, between 20% and 30% of seniors aged 65 or older suffers a fall. While falling may seem a rather benign occurrence for most young and not-so-young people, the...Memories of a Small Child
I sat on the curb clutching my doll, watching and listening to the comforting sounds of the neighbourhood children playing “Mother May I”, Hopscotch and Dodge Ball. Too little to play these games, I was content to be ...Wise Lessons I Learned Over the Years
Sometimes in life, things happen too fast. As a 70-year-old woman, I know this too well. However, when you discover the power of gratitude, you unlock the fullness of l...Evolution of Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive illness that destroys vital brain cells. Causes are not yet fully understood and there is no cure at the present time. It is n...Living with Arthritis
With more than 100 forms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, approximately 4.6 million Canadian adults, 44% of which are aged 65 or older, struggle to manage daily tasks. Arthritis can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, physical c...Adapting Homes to Seniors’ Changing Needs
More Canadians are choosing to “age in place.” That is, they opt to stay in their homes ra...Being a Caregiver for the elderly
Who is a caregiver for the elderly? A caregiver for the elderly is a person who invests his/her time without pay in order to provide care and regular support to ...Seniors Rock to the Rhythms of DJ Nonna
Who says dancing is only for the young? Dancing is for the young at heart at the Leonardo Da Vinci Center every Saturday and Sunday from September to June. On Novemb...The Smell of Yiayia
People say smell is a powerful memory trigger. I believe it. I remember the smell of garlic potatoes roasting in the oven on Christmas Eve, and the smell of a Betty Crocker vanilla cake-mix rising as my mom sliced strawberries for my birthday cake...Free Help Line for Caregivers
Many people who care for someone with loss of autonomy due to old age don’t often realize the importance of their role. Although many people believe that lending a hand...
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