5 Tips To Promote Literature In Your Retirement Community

5 tips to keep residents of your retirement community healthy, happy, active and social through a love of reading. Read more…

 
SERC Presents Chronicles of Future’s Past

The Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC) invites you to learn about the world’s supercentenarians through “Chronicles of Future’s Past”, a photography exhibit by Jerry Friedman. The exhibit runs from Friday September 21 – Friday October 5. Read more…

 
iPads in Senior Housing: Useful or Frustrating?

Laurie Orlov examines the hype surrounding the usefulness of iPads for senior housing residents by looking at the possibilities, and possible frustrations for seniors using the devices and for the administration and staff who would be helping them. Hype alert — for senior housing residents — iPads may both amaze and confound.  Caution — this […]

 
Retirement home operations: A ‘new’ insider’s view

It’s been one month since I started a 6-month contract in administration at one of the largest retirement communities in western Canada. On 20 acres are residential buildings ranging from independent living duplexes and condos to supportive living and residential care. Development began with duplexes for independent seniors and additional sites with increased services followed. […]

 
OACAO Conference: Aging issues for LGBT seniors

Last month Comfort Life was fortunate to be a presenter and exhibitor at the Older Adult Centres’ of Ontario (OACAO) Conference in Ottawa.  There were many great presentations to attend and so many wonderful people to meet—what an incredibly welcoming group! One of the presentations that got very good feedback was the one about aging […]

 
From Your Residents: Why It’s Great to be a Senior

On October 1st,  seniors across Canada celebrated the first ever National Seniors Day. To honour the occasion, Comfort Life asked older adults why it’s great to be a senior. Based on the variety of events that retirement communities planned for National Seniors Day—including a seniors flash mob at Coquitlam Mall in British Columbia!—Edith’s answer is […]

 
Is there too much fun in fitness classes?

Do our retirement communities and residences have beautifully laid out and furnished fitness areas that gather dust? Do we have exercise classes that are either poorly attended or emphasize fun over fitness? Do we rob our residents of building physical activity into their daily lives by taking away some of life’s challenges for the sake […]

 
Retirement Planning Association of Canada: Conference Highlights

The Retirement Planning Association of Canada (RPAC) takes a holistic view of retirement by integrating both its financial and lifestyle aspects. Their conference this month reflected that broad focus with an excellent and varied roster of presenters including Dr. Amy D’Aprix, gerontologist and advisor to BMO Financial Group who spoke about the three stages of […]