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What You Can Do To Protect Seniors Against Seasonal Flu and Coronavirus

Fever, cough, fatigue, and body aches are reported symptoms of COVID-19, the infection caused by coronavirus. But these symptoms also are hallmarks of seasonal influenza. Symptom similarities aside, coronavirus and influenza are definitely not the same. Coronavirus is proving to be more contagious than the flu is—hence the increasing restrictions on social contact.  One important commonality between these two viruses? Seniors are at increased risk for serious complications, including an increased risk for death. While our health care providers and… Read More »What You Can Do To Protect Seniors Against Seasonal Flu and Coronavirus
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A Caring Community: Meet Tea and Toast’s Award-Winning Entrepreneur Amy Friesen

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It’s been a busy year for Amy Friesen.  While simultaneously operating her first business, Tea and Toast, she launched her second business, The Local Senior. While Tea and Toast gives retirement living advice for families to understand more about what they want and need from a retirement home before touring, the Local Senior is an active listing of services and senior living options in your area, allowing families to look at their options in one place before even starting.  For… Read More »A Caring Community: Meet Tea and Toast’s Award-Winning Entrepreneur Amy Friesen
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The Proof Feeling Young-At-Heart Is Good For You

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When was the last time you felt your age? Your answer could mean more than you think. A study on aging discovered that older people feel about 13 years younger than they really are. As the New York Times said best: “70 is the new 57.” While everyone gets older, not everyone feels their age. It’s called “subjective age”, and it describes how individuals feel younger or older than the age written on their birth certificate.  Over 500 people between… Read More »The Proof Feeling Young-At-Heart Is Good For You

Why Homesharing

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As published in Best Version Media Chances are, there’s someone in your life with a senior’s discount card.  Whether that person is a parent, friend, neighbour, mentor, or even yourself– Statistics Canada predicts by 2030, almost a quarter of all Canadians will be over the age of 65. As Canada’s population ages, communities shift and new problems demand to be solved.  We need to seriously rethink our system of care, since the burden of helping our elders falls mostly on… Read More »Why Homesharing