Spring Tune-Up

There are times when we take better care of our cars than we take care of ourselves.  Spring is the time of year where we typically perform a whole host of maintenance on our cars from putting on our summer tires; getting an oil change; replacing the air filter; perhaps getting a wheel alignment and…

Beating the Winter Blues

Fed up of winter?  You’re not alone.  It’s that time of year where winter is becoming more challenging to deal with yet we still have a ways to go before Spring brings warmer, sunnier weather.  For some, winter is embraced.  For others, particularly seniors and caregivers for their loved ones, winter can be agonizingly tough. …

Secrets to Longevity

Lifestyle choices today that can reap benefits tomorrow   Will you be dancing at your grandchild’s wedding? How about your great-grandchild’s wedding?  Some super-agers are not only dancing, but also cooking, walking, and golfing past the age of 90. With life expectancy on the rise, researchers are attempting to figure out how we can increase…

Slip and Fall Prevention for Seniors

According to Statistics Canada, falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors. Between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year. Slips and falls increase during the winter months due to weather conditions and slippery surfaces. However, it is interesting to note that 50% of slips and falls that result in hospitalization…