2011 RDC Conference: The Policy Impact of an Aging Population

The 2011 RDC conference on “Coming of Age: The Policy Impact of an Aging Population”, October 4-5, 2011, Edmonton, AB The conference will engage researchers, policymakers and practitioners from across Canada in a critical examination of the many social and economic issues arising from population aging. Participants will: Share research findings relevant to policy and […]

Trillium Health Centre unveils vision for seniors’ health and wellness complex

Comfort Life Media recently spoke to Janet Davidson, O.C., President and CEO, Trillium Health Centre, about Trillium’s vision for its future seniors’ health and wellness complex and how it will provide new housing and care options for Toronto seniors and their families. How will Trillium Health Centre’s seniors health and wellness complex compare to many […]

Research opens doors for seniors

Great things are afoot in Waterloo, Ont. Under the direction of Dr. Mike Sharratt, the Research Institute for Aging (RIA), an independent institute affiliated with the University of Waterloo (UW), is doing some very progressive work in seniors’ care. The institute receives generous funding support from Ron Schlegel, owner and operator of retirement and long-term […]

The Hallmark of Abbotsford is community

It was easy to be moved by Hallmark Retirement Corporation’s presentation on community involvement at last month’s BCSLA conference. The sincerity of owner Stan Hindmarsh and his Abbotsford, B.C. team was evident in what they shared with us including the importance they place on staff well-being, their experiences in Guatemala where residents and staff work […]

Switching on brain and body to slow aging

Brain Gym and More program shows benefits quickly as residents see themselves improving You can tell as you enter the recreation room that the residents are having fun. It’s not just their bodies they’re exercising but their brains too. Balloons are flying through the air, batted about by seniors armed with rackets made from wire […]

Seven questions to ask before buying software for seniors

There’s a pervasive notion that older people can’t, or don’t want to, use computers. Facebook fan pages, the Lifestyle section of many newspapers and guests at cocktail parties can all be counted on for stories of a senior messing up online. The reality, however, isn’t so clear-cut. Given the opportunity, seniors can and do use […]

Cohousing pioneers plan to age in place

On a foggy day in Saskatoon last February, a rented boom lift arrived at an empty lot to give a small group of pioneers a chance to see what the views will be like from the upper floors of their planned homes. The views were very good, fog and all. When it’s finished in 2012, […]

Focus on healthy aging intensifies

Most retirement residences offer a wellness program. It’s intrinsic to the nature of the business. But these days, healthy aging is receiving considerably more attention and investment. In upscale new developments, “active adult” fitness provisions might include a pool or at least a well-equipped gym. Several retirement residence chains now provide programs to stimulate brain […]