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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.

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!

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

MEET YOUR SENIOR LIVING ADVISOR: BRENDA VERCH!

“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!

What is a Senior Living Advisor and why work with one

An advisor helps find retirement living options according to your needs, wants and budget. In other words, we help fit retirement living to you, instead of you trying to fit into a home.