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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

4 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Celebration Senior-Friendly

Posted by ComForCare on Sep 5, 2018 12:25:00 PM

There is a chill in the air and a turkey in the oven. Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Here are some tips to make your holiday enjoyable for relatives of all ages.

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Topics: Aging, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Holidays

12 Senior-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Canada Day

Posted by ComForCare on Jun 18, 2018 3:43:28 PM

The first of July is Canada Day. Since 1868, it’s been a time to celebrate the country’s history, culture and achievements. Celebrations often include parties and fireworks, which might not be the ideal setting for everyone especially older adults.

Here are 12 other great ways to celebrate Canada’s national holiday.

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Topics: Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

The Gifts of Caregiving

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 3, 2018 1:10:46 PM

Tuesday, April 3, is National Family Caregiver Day. In honour of family caregivers, we are giving them the floor. We asked three Canadian caregivers what lessons they have learned or what has changed in their lives from their experience as caregivers.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Holidays

4 Easy Valentine’s Day Activities for the Family Caregiver

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 9, 2018 9:15:44 AM

Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate any type of love in your life: The love between friends, between romantic partners, between siblings, and between parents and children. Here are some ideas for making the most of Valentine’s Day as a caregiver.canada-blog-valentine.jpg

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Topics: Caregiving, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Stay on Track

Posted by ComForCare on Jan 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Have you already missed a couple of meditation sessions or skipped the gym more times than you intended? You are not alone. One third of people have abandoned their resolutions by February. This does not mean you need to throw up your hands and give up. Here are five ways to help you get back on track:

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Topics: Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Healthy Baking Tips for the New Year

Posted by ComForCare on Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Barbara of Chatham, Ontario is 85 and she starts her holiday baking early. “If I don’t get started in November, I might as well not start,” she says. Once December hits, the numerous clubs and groups she belongs to begin hosting their holiday events, and she barely has time for baking. Barbara’s signature dishes are a Christmas cake, a shortbread cookie and an oatmeal cookie with a secret ingredient (“They’re made with lard!”).

While delicious, Barbara might be looking to lighten up her holiday baking next season as she was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Barbara thought by the time she was 85, she’d be able to eat whatever she wanted. She never expected to have to modify generations-old recipes or give up holiday baking altogether.

If you’re like Barbara and looking to adopt some healthier habits in the new year, here are some great baking substitutions:

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Topics: Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

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