Choosing to move to a retirement residence is an important decision; one that takes a lot of research, preparation and decision making. If you are currently weighing whether to make the move to a senior living community, it’s important to first evaluate your current living situation.
“We like to get together and talk about the city. We are all from Hamilton, in the suburb town of Toronto. All from different decades, we have very different memories of the town. We also talk about our family—we talk about anything. We just love to be together, we’re good friends! We don’t need to talk all the time, we know we are there for each other and that’s what really counts.”
Ida Keeling would probably have a strong word or two to say about age discrimination, as the 100-year-old recently set a world record in her age group for the 100-meter dash, according to Global News.Keeling ran the race in the 80 years and older category at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia in one minute and 17.33 seconds, faster than any other competitor in her age group across the globe who has ever completed the race.
Every year, Chartwell Retirement Residences embraces their corporate values of RESPECT through their “Living Our Corporate Values” challenge. It’s an opportunity to recognize and share some of the great examples of how their residences Make People’s Lives Better every day. This year, the winning team received a cash prize of $1,000 and a party to celebrate their achievement.
Many factors are essential to enjoying a fulfilling retirement – staying physically active, maintaining close relationships and pursuing personal passions. However, one factor lies at the foundation, making all the rest possible: a good diet. Without one, seniors cannot fully benefit from a rewarding and engaging retirement, and are put at risk of a range of health issues.
The popular image of the successful entrepreneur might be the flip-flop wearing millennial plugging away at his laptop in Silicon Valley—but times have changed, and the so-called “seniorpreneur” is on the rise.
Though the Blue Jays would lose their game, Martin’s good spirits were unshakable that day. Both Debra and Lina admit that tears sprang to their eyes—and to Martin’s—when he told them, “I never thought I would ever see a Jays game again, and you made it happen for me.”
Making the decision to move into a senior living community may seem a bit daunting at first, but the many benefits make the move worth it, as they can help you make the most of your retirement years. Not only can you can take advantage of care and support services that help to maximize your overall health, you’ll have easy access to opportunities for socialization and exercise on a regular basis, as well as the freedom to relax while staff take care of things like meals, housekeeping and laundry. If you’ve committed to moving to a senior living community, but are feeling nervous, don’t worry—it’s natural to feel that way about change! Here are a few tips on making the transition easier and more seamless.
The ability to drive represents independence and personal autonomy – you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. For this reason, talking to your senior parent about parking their car for good can be a difficult discussion. It’s important to approach this conversation with sensitivity, care and respect.
Telephones connect you to the ones you love and trust: a grandchild, a childhood friend, a daughter or son who lives miles away. But sometimes, the person on the other end of the line isn’t someone who has your best interests at heart. The Better Business Bureau found that scams cost Canadians $61 million last year, CBC News reports.