Downsizing tips: 3 helpful questions to ask yourself

Consider donating the items you do not want to take with you to your new home.

Once you’ve decided to move to a senior living community, one of the next tasks at hand is to start the downsizing process. Letting go of personal belongings can be stressful for some, especially if you associate them with certain moments in your life.  However, downsizing can actually be physically and mentally beneficial, according to The Huffington Post’s spotlight of Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”

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Retired teacher discusses life in a retirement residence

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For Jean Gordon, 99, teaching runs deep in her family. Growing up on a farm in Thornhill, Ontario, she explains that a career in education seemed the natural path to take since her mother and two siblings were already teachers. In 1939—the same year that Canada declared war on Germany—she began her more than 40-year-long career at a rural school in Dufferin County, where she taught 12 students of varying grades in a one-classroom schoolhouse. After marrying her husband, Joe, 97…

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The benefits of music therapy

The benefits of music therapy

Listening to an upbeat song can raise your spirits, remind you of happier times and shift your attention from the negative to the positive. Music speaks to the soul and the human experience, and connects people from all walks of life through shared emotions. With all the incredible power of song, it’s no wonder that music therapy is an effective way to improve senior’s overall health and wellness.

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