Tag : Health

KEEP YOUR TICKER TICKING: MAKING SMART CHOICES FOR HEART HEALTH

February is Heart Month in Canada – and no better time for a refresher on how to keep your heart
healthy.

DOWNWIZING PODCAST FEATURE

Tea & Toast founder, Amy Friesen speaks with Barry at Gordon’s Downsizing and Estate Services about how to identify the best options and make the best choice when it comes to retirement living! Have a listen here!

SENIORS AND FLU SEASON: 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season!

According to Health Canada, every year there is an average of 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths connected to the flu

Meanwhile, seniors are particularly susceptible to getting the flu. 

ARE SENIORS GETTING THE SLEEP THEY NEED?

Sleep. We all need it. 

Health Canada recommends the average person gets seven to eight hours of sleep each night

However, research shows that one-third of Canadian seniors don’t meet that minimum.

PETS: GOOD OR BAD FOR SENIORS?

Are you a senior who owns a pet, or is thinking of getting a pet?

Or are you concerned about your aging parent and their ability to care for a dog, cat or other animal?

In this blog, we offer up some of the benefits and challenges of having a pet in older age—plus, we provide a few additional considerations and alternatives to pet ownership.

10 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES ABOUT AGING AND GROWING OLD

At Tea & Toast, we help seniors of all ages—with a range of health, physical and emotional needs—to find happy, safe places to live their “upper years.” 

SELLING THE FAMILY HOME? WHAT SENIORS SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A REAL ESTATE AGENT

So you’re a senior…and you’ve decided to sell the family home.

Whether due to necessity (financially or health-related) or simply because you want a smaller or more social place to live in, this can be an exciting time of transition.

But it can also be incredibly emotional, stressful…and even complicated.

Seniors’ real estate needs are different

BLOOD DONATION IN CANADA: CAN SENIORS GIVE BLOOD?

Blood.

No matter where you are in Canada, we are so lucky that it is always available to us.

Thanks to donors, that is.

In fact, some of Canada’s most generous blood donors are seniors!

Surprised? Don’t be.

HOW DOES MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AFFECT SENIORS AND AGING ADULTS?

Did you know Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world?

According to the MS Society of Canada, approximately one in every 385 Canadians live with the disease. And while it’s most often diagnosed in people aged 20 to 49, younger children and older adults—seniors—are also diagnosed with MS.

SHOULD YOUR AGING PARENT BE DRIVING?

As your mom or dad ages, are you growing increasingly worried about their driving?
First off, as a caring adult child, your concern is understandable.
After all, according to Transport Canada, between 2000 and 2015, more seniors died in traffic fatalities than any other age group across Canada.

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: STARTING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT YOUR END-OF-LIFE WISHES

Discussing a loved one’s end-of-life wishes is not a comfortable topic of conversation for many.

However, it is critical to have someone in place to make important medical-related decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so yourself.

10 CRITICAL THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s disease is on the rise in Canada.

In fact, it’s estimated that Canadian seniors over age 65 living with Parkinson’s disease will more than double by 2031. Of course, some of that has to do with our aging demographic. But consider this: by 2031, the number of Canadians over age 40 with Parkinson’s will increase by 65 per cent!

10 CANADIAN RESOURCES ON HEALTHY EATING FOR SENIORS AND OLDER ADULTS

Eating healthy can be challenging for anyone—but as we age, other factors can make nutrition especially hard.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of handy-dandy resources.

Not a senior? Share this blog with a loved one!

VISION LOSS OR PROBLEMS? WHY YOU SHOULD START “LOOKING” FOR RETIREMENT HOMES NOW

Consider all the things we need our eyesight for!

Most importantly: our eyesight can help protect us from injury.

LOOKING FOR HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR SENIORS? YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

This holiday season, Tea and Toast teamed up with senior-friendly organizations The Good Companions and Bruyère to raise funds for “Santa for Seniors.”

17 WAYS TO BOOST SENIORS’ WELLNESS OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON

The holidays are quickly approaching—but not everyone is excited about it.

For seniors, this can be an incredibly emotional and lonely time of year.

FALLING DOWN: SAFEGUARDING SENIORS FROM DAMAGING FALLS

According to Ottawa Public Health, falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults in Canada!

A TRUE COMMUNITY EFFORT: VOLUNTEERS HELP 1,000 OTTAWA SENIORS DURING MULTI-DAY POWER OUTAGE

On September 21st, Ottawa-Gatineau was changed forever by six tornados.

WHAT’S CAUSING SENIORS’ MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS?

When it comes to seniors’ mental health in Canada, the facts are pretty disturbing:

DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ARE ON THE RISE IN CANADA: HERE’S WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

For the first time in our nation’s history, there are more seniors than children in Canada.

This means that more seniors are being diagnosed with dementia—as well as Alzheimer’s disease.