A beloved family recipe can be a reminder of happy memories, and as residents at Chartwell Oak Park Terrace recently saw, it can also help a new generation to learn and grow.
On August 25, Alec and Lena Chow celebrated 60 years of marriage at a party held in their honour at Chartwell Ross Place, where they are residents. As the couple basked in the love of family and friends, all were amazed by the significance of the moment, especially as Chartwell Ross Place stands on the same spot that was once North Ward Elementary School, where Alec and Lena first met as children.
This fall, don’t just rake the leaves off your lawn and clear clutter out of the coat closet – give your finances a good cleaning, too. Taking the time needed to review your financial situation and accounts can help you ensure you can comfortably afford the retirement living lifestyle you desire. Perhaps you may even uncover hidden costs that can be eliminated for even bigger savings.
Everyone loves to laugh, young or old. That’s the rationale behind the creation of a course for seniors at Simon Fraser University, called “Finding Your Funny: Discover Standup Comedy.”
Before the cold weather arrives and snow piles up, it’s important to spend time enjoying the outdoors. An afternoon lounging in the sun, smelling the roses or walking down a forest trail can lift your spirits and leave you feeling refreshed. Being in nature engages all the senses,and participating in engaging activities outdoors is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
Have you ever wanted to drive an 18-wheeler? Have your art shown at a gallery? Hike along a majestic mountain trail? Chartwell Retirement Residences’ “Moments that Matter” program is making these and other exciting dreams a reality for their residents.
The Gillespies know a thing or two about living a long life. Both Alec and his wife, Margaret, are centenarians, with Alec having turned 103 in August and Margaret celebrating her 100th birthday in September. Their secret? Active living and lots of love.
You go on walks, pedal on the stationary bike a few times a week and swim laps in the pool – but are you remembering to exercise your brain?Giving your brain a workout can have real benefits for your cognitive health, helping your mind stay sharp so you can enjoy your retirement to the fullest. In fact, research from St. Michael’s Hospital shows that brain exercises may even be more effective at keeping your mind in top shape than medication, according to Global News.
Though autumn will be here before we know it, there are sure to be some more hot days as August progresses. Extreme heat isn’t pleasant for anyone, but it’s important for seniors to take special precautions on those days that the mercury is sky-high.
Retirement is an exciting new chapter in your parent’s life, full of opportunities to explore their passions, form new relationships and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. The last thing you want to have happen, though, is for an unforeseen financial crisis to jeopardize their retirement.