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Are your Stairs at Home Safe?

Seniors are more at risk for falling on stairs than younger adults. A large portion of Canadians who visit hospitals after a fall on or from stairs in their homes are seniors. When seniors fall, the consequences can be severe. Falls resulting in injuries can occur even with a single step. Aside from environmental and … Continue reading Are your Stairs at Home Safe?

What are Your Rules for Living a Happy and Rewarding Life?

To quote Abraham Lincoln, “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Or do you think happiness, ‘just happens?’ If you were to stop people randomly on the street and ask them if they were happy, chances are most of them would say, “Yes.” Happiness can mean different things to … Continue reading What are Your Rules for Living a Happy and Rewarding Life?

Vision Care Info for Seniors

Be Kind to Your Eyes! Have you eaten your carrots today? Studies show that a daily dose of the vitamins and minerals found in melons, citrus, carrots, spinach and kale may help slow the progress of age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration. Many changes to vision happen so slowly that you may not realize … Continue reading Vision Care Info for Seniors

Healthy Eating for Seniors

The saying “You are what you eat,” is true. A healthy diet provides the ingredients to build and repair bones and tissues and keep the complex workings of the human body functioning optimally. It also provides the mental and physical energy necessary for daily life – work, recreation, relationships and time with family. It is … Continue reading Healthy Eating for Seniors

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