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Pet Adoptions During This Time: How to find a furry companion while self-isolating

If ever we could use unconditional love, support, and companionship, it’s now and who better to provide it than a pet. Research has shown time and time again that contact with pets provides numerous benefits for our mental and physical health, including: Reduced stress and anxiety Increased happiness Lower blood pressure Lower cholesterol and triglyceride … Continue reading Pet Adoptions During This Time: How to find a furry companion while self-isolating

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc. Respond to you child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention. Children need adults’ love and attention during difficult times. Give them extra time and attention. … Continue reading Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

STOP, Drop and Leave – A New Service to Help Our Clients

The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health is urging older adults and those with underlying medical conditions and compromised immune systems to stay home. To help make it easier for seniors to practice physical distancing and to self-isolate, we are offering a new shopping service. This service allows our clients to get the groceries and … Continue reading STOP, Drop and Leave – A New Service to Help Our Clients

How to Talk To Your Aging Parent about Incontinence

Incontinence is one of the topics that adult children find the most difficult to talk with their aging parents about. It’s not surprising, though, when you consider the difficult transition our elderly parents are in. Once the authority figures who took care of us, they are becoming the ones who need care. To make the … Continue reading How to Talk To Your Aging Parent about Incontinence

Top 10 Ailments to qualify for a disability Tax Credit

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit meant to help people with disabilities or their caregivers. If you qualify, you can receive up to $8,416 per year (2019 amount), but according to many, figuring out whether or not you’re eligible isn’t that easy. Only roughly 40 percent of Canadians who qualify receive … Continue reading Top 10 Ailments to qualify for a disability Tax Credit

Study Shows Seniors Are Happier With Their Lives than Young People

Have you heard the old line about youth being wasted on the young? According to the most recent life satisfaction study, there’s more truth to that line than you’d expect. Looks like in this day and age, Canadian seniors are happier than their younger counterparts. What the study says Based on the study released by … Continue reading Study Shows Seniors Are Happier With Their Lives than Young People

Here’s why having a spouse is good for your health

It may take everything in you to keep from putting a pillow over his head to stop his snoring and her nagging may drive you batty, but there’s still no one else you’d rather be with. So, in honour of National Spouses Day, January 26th, let’s celebrate your union and all the wonderfulness that comes … Continue reading Here’s why having a spouse is good for your health

Teenagers as Caregivers: The consequences of caregiving at a young age

The trend of waiting to start a family is no longer a trend, but the norm with most couples having their first child in their 30s. You might be surprised to learn that the number of women giving birth after the age of 40 is also rising and has risen steadily over the past decade, … Continue reading Teenagers as Caregivers: The consequences of caregiving at a young age

Retired and No Longer on a Health Plan: Here are your out-of-pocket expenses not covered by OHIP

Having enough money to cover unexpected costs is a common worry for Canadians planning retirement. We worry about having enough to cover groceries, housing, and the leisure activities we dream of enjoying once we retire. But what about medical expenses? It turns out that many Canadians are confused about what’s covered by OHIP after retirement. … Continue reading Retired and No Longer on a Health Plan: Here are your out-of-pocket expenses not covered by OHIP

Renovating Your Home To Comfortably Age In Place – You’ll Need More Than Just a Grab Bar!

The majority of older Canadians want to age in place. This is not all that surprising – home is where the heart is, after all! But if home is where you want to remain for as long as possible, you’ll need to plan for it. A Closer Look at Elder Care Renovations When people think … Continue reading Renovating Your Home To Comfortably Age In Place – You’ll Need More Than Just a Grab Bar!

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