You’re likely feeling bummed out that, because of the pandemic, you’re not able to get together physically with your extended family this holiday season. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize the health of your aging parents or other relatives. But you don’t want them to feel abandoned either, especially this time of year.
So, what can you do to inject life into virtual holiday gatherings?
April is recognized each year as National Oral Health Month. And here’s some good news.
February is Heart Month in Canada – and no better time for a refresher on how to keep your heart healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
“I love listening to the stories of seniors’ lives…”
When you look to someone for advice—especially advice about a major life transition—you want to feel you can trust that expert.
That’s why we like to profile our senior living advisors as much as possible!
Get to know one of our newest advisors, the kind and caring Brenda Verch!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
There never seems to be a “right time” to move!
Especially when you or your family members are considering a life-changing transition to a retirement residence.
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.