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Gardening Helps Older Adults Feel Happier and Healthier

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

For some, there is nothing more refreshing than digging their fingers into warm earth or biting into a sun-ripened tomato fresh off the vine. There is a basic human feeling when planting seeds or bulbs — a sense of achievement and nirvana. However, gardening not only feels good, but it is also good for you. In addition to growing nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, here are some of the other benefits of gardening.

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Topics: Aging, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Animals Can Make Older Adults Happier and Healthier

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Animals can make great companions for older adults who live alone or want the company of a furry friend. But, before you adopt a pet, make sure that your loved one is onboard with the idea. 

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Topics: Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Respite Care – Helping Family Caregivers Rest and Recharge

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

At some point in their lives, it’s estimated nearly half of all Canadians will become family caregivers. This means they provide some sort of unpaid care to a family member or friend who has a long-term health condition, disability or aging needs.

While caregiving can be a spiritually elevating and rewarding experience, it also can put a strain on the caregiver emotionally and physically.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving

Heart Disease 101: Get Heart Smart This February

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Heart disease is one of the most common health concerns in Canada, affecting 1 in 12 Canadian adults. It’s also the second leading cause of death in Canada. February is Heart Month - a time to learn about the importance of cardiovascular health. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Show Yourself Some Love With Self-Care

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 7, 2019 1:00:00 PM

On Valentine’s Day people send tokens of love to special people in their lives, but some people tend to forget to show themselves some love. This is especially true for family caregivers. 

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Topics: Caregiving, Healthy Living

How to Keep a Good Habit

Posted by ComForCare on Jan 3, 2019 11:50:00 AM

New Year’s Day is over, but New Year’s resolutions are just getting started. Surprisingly, only 31 percent of Canadians will make a New Year's resolution, and 73 percent will ultimately break them, according to a poll

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Topics: Holidays, Healthy Living

6 Ways to Prevent Your Loved One From Falling This Winter

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors. They are also the cause of 95 percent of all hip fractures in older adults. As we enter the winter months with its slippery ice and snow, here are six ways to help protect your loved one from falls. 

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention

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