Tag : Lifestyle

SCAMS TARGETING SENIORS: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR IDENTITY AND VALUABLES

Sometimes, people can be real jerks!

This is especially true of scammers who take advantage of other people’s trust and vulnerability.

Unfortunately, seniors/older adults are often the most frequent targets of scams and scammers.

Indeed, there is no lack of scams out there trying to rob seniors of their identity, money, or valuables.

The Tea & Toast team wants you to protect yourself! We hope this blog will help you to do just that.

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!

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.

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.

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!

FIGURING OUT NEXT STEPS FOR YOUR AGING PARENTS: DEALING WITH FAMILY CONFLICT

Let’s face it: most families experience some level of conflict from time to time.

But when faced with something incredibly emotional—such as figuring out how to care for an aging parent—that kind of family conflict can lead to arguments, resentment…and even giving up.

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.

WHAT’S CAUSING SENIORS’ MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS?

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

EASING THE TRANSITION: 6 WAYS TO HELP SENIORS SETTLE INTO A RETIREMENT HOME

Moving from one home to another can be stressful enough.

But that stress is amplified when the move involves a senior leaving their house—a place they’ve known and loved for decades—to enter a retirement residence.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU CAN AFFORD A RETIREMENT HOME?

It’s a question I hear all the time from Tea & Toast clients:

Can I afford to move into a retirement home?

THE HEALTH OF CANADIAN SENIORS COMPARED TO SENIORS WORLDWIDE

Have you ever wondered how Canadian seniors’ healthcare, health and wellbeing compares to seniors in other countries?

LATER-IN-LIFE LOVE STORIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU GO “AWWWWW”

Everybody loves a good love story.

STAYING HEART HEALTHY: 6 SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE HEART DISEASE IN SENIORS

When it comes to contracting heart disease, there are a few factors that cannot be controlled.

The two biggest factors? Your age and your sex.