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

Does Your Loved One Need Help at Home? Signs to Look for During the Holidays

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 20, 2017 10:27:28 AM

The holidays are a time to be with family and to enjoy each other’s company. Festive gatherings are also an ideal time to get caught up on what your loved ones are doing. Are they enjoying their new class at the gym? Is there any gossip from the Red Hat Society? Are they still able to safely live in their own home?

This last question probably will not come up over the dinner table, but it may cross your mind. Be observant at holiday get-togethers and look for some of the following signs your loved one may need help at home:

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Holidays

10 Senior-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Posted by ComForCare on Jun 28, 2017 3:57:46 PM

Canada turns 150 July 1. Celebrations are planned across the country to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. Fireworks and parties might not be the ideal setting for everyone. Here are 10 other great ways to ring in 150 years of Canada with an older friend or loved one.

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Topics: Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Ways to Say, “Thank You” to the Caregiver in Your Life

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 4, 2017 10:47:43 AM

Today is National Carers Day. For the first time, our prime minister has released a statement in support of Canadian caregivers. The timing is perfect. Currently, more than 8 million Canadians provide care to a family member or loved one. Plus, at 45 years old, Prime Minister Trudeau has reached the age when most Canadians become caregivers.

Do you have a friend or family member who is providing care to a loved one? If so, here are some ways to thank the caregiver in your life. 

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Holidays

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