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Benefits of Art Therapy and Painting for Seniors

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Benefits of Art and Painting for Seniors   If you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint and let your creativity shine, it’s never too late to learn. Art therapy, painting classes and crafting sessions are offered at many of our retirement homes across Canada and everyone can take part in the fun. No matter […]

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Heart Month: Heart-Healthy Activities for Seniors!

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Heart Month: Heart-Healthy Activities for Seniors! A strong heart is at the centre of everything we do and affects all aspects of our lives, both physically and mentally. Since February is Heart Month in Canada, so we are taking this opportunity to discuss cardiovascular health, and what can be done to reduce the risk of […]

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Music therapy brings seniors, children together at Comox Valley Seniors Village

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

When Kelly Romeril, therapeutic recreation manager at the Comox Valley Seniors Village contacted music studio owners, Jeff and Amie Webster, to inquire about working together to connect Comox Valley Kindermusik students with “Grandfriends” at the local seniors’ residence, the answer was a resounding “Yes!” Read the full article in the Comox Valley Record.

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How Seniors Can Beat The Winter Blues!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

How Seniors Can Beat The Winter Blues!   Did you know that up to 20 per cent of Canadian seniors experience some form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Sometimes called the winter blues, SAD is a recognized form of depression that’s thought to be related to the shorter days and lack of sunlight during the […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Dispelling Common Myths

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Dispelling Common Myths January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada. Because of our ongoing work with the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia, this event is close to our hearts here at Retirement Concepts. Did you know that over 700,000 Canadians live with Alzheimer’s disease and that 25,000 more people are diagnosed with […]

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‘Sock Granny’ campaign aims to warm heads and feet

Monday, December 16th, 2019

‘Sock Granny’ campaign aims to warm heads and feet New and unworn toques, socks being collected at Retirement Concepts facilities. Read the full article in Peace Arch News!

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Senior Living: Dealing with Insomnia

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Senior Living: Dealing with Insomnia   As we age, many seniors will report that they develop problems getting a full night’s sleep. Sometimes these problems will stem from issues falling asleep or even staying asleep throughout the night. In fact, many seniors experience a condition called insomnia. While it’s very common, sleep problems like this […]

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5 Ways to Boost Your Energy in Time for the Holidays

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

5 Ways to Boost Your Energy in Time for the Holidays For many people, the holiday season is the perfect occasion to spend time with friends and family. However, many seniors find the time difficult due to having insufficient energy to keep up. Here are five ways you can boost your energy and enjoy this […]

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Exercises for Seniors with Arthritis

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Exercises for Seniors with Arthritis Living with arthritis can be painful. Many seniors with the condition will even avoid exercising in the hope of preventing their pain from getting worse. However, this is one of the worst things to do! In fact, exercising is actually a vital component of relieving arthritic pain. It helps strengthen […]

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Taking Care of Your Nutrition as You Age

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Taking Care of Your Nutrition as You Age To a certain extent, it’s quite normal for your appetite to change as you age. However, there are also outside factors that might lead you to not want to eat. Sometimes, loss of appetite results from taking a particular type of medication or having a medical condition. […]

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