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
Sometimes, people can be real jerks!
This is especially true of scammers who take advantage of other people’s trust and vulnerability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seniors’ real estate needs are different
“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!
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.
Consider all the things we need our eyesight for!
Most importantly: our eyesight can help protect us from injury.