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HelpAge Canada’s “Seen Your Citizen?” Day to Help Reduce Seniors’ Social Isolation

Oct 1 was "Seen Your Citizen" Day - HelpAge Canada's multicultural, multi-faith and intergenerational day of sharing to help reduce isolation among seniors. The following are remarks given by Seniors on Site's very own Director of Marketing, Caroline Midgley, as a panel member at the event.   Causes of Isolation As we age, our health and social world changes. For some of us, our health may be deteriorating, we may no longer be able to drive, many of our friends have passed away, our families live at a distance and we no longer have the strong social and family support network of our [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:29-04:00May 3rd, 2016|Coping, Health & Medical, Mental Health|

Tax Time – Important Medical Expenses to Consider, Particularly for Seniors

As an aging nation, it beneficial to be familiar with the medical expense tax credit. Many people do not even bother to add up and claim their medical expenses because they do not believe the effort will pay off. This may not be surprising considering it's probably one of the more difficult tax credits to calculate since the rules are complicated in terms of what is eligible and what is not (Carrick, 2015). For these reasons, many people miss out on the medical expenses tax break. They also may not be aware of the vast array of medical expenses that [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:30-04:00February 17th, 2016|Financial, Health & Medical|

Stay Active at Dovercourt Gold Club!

>>Click here for Upcoming Schedules<< Seniors who feel a sense of purpose or engage in hobbies of genuine interest are less likely to succumb to the negative effects of social isolation. Engaging in the community through recreational activities allows seniors to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and also to maintain a healthy social life which can be highly beneficial for mental health and well-being. Dovercourt Recreation Centre has some ideal fitness options for seniors aged 55 and over. Strength and Fitness Classes: Women on Weights - Strength training with weights, along with a variety of activities and experience, is proven to [...]

New Ontario Electricity Support Program – You May Be Eligible

You or someone you know may be eligible for the Ontario Electricity Support program. This program helps reduce electricity bills for low-income households with a monthly on-bill credit. The amount of the credit will depend on how many people live in your home and your combined household income. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply. Call 1-855-831-8151 toll-free within Ontario. Find out more at OntarioElectricitySupport.ca

2017-03-15T10:42:31-04:00November 27th, 2015|Financial|

CTV Morning Live (2015) – An Interview with Seniors on Site for National Seniors Month

CTV Morning Live speaks to Caroline Midgley of Seniors on Site and Alana George and Caroline Franklin of the Dovercourt Recreation Centre about Seniors on Site‘s partnership with Dovercourt to promote active living for seniors.

When Seniors Should See a Doctor After Experiencing a Fall

Whether you're the victim or the witness of a fall, never underestimate its seriousness. Even if it appears no harm was done, there could be after-effects. Here are some of the reasons for seeing a doctor: - loss of consciousness just before or after the fall - injuries - a strong lingering pain - dizziness - nausea - overall weakness - headaches - vision problems Symptoms may appear in the days that follow a fall. If you fall, take note of your condition. If you witness a fall, take note of the person's condition. In some cases, a fall may [...]

Living the ‘Moment’ in Memory Care

As we age, we naturally start worrying more and more about our memory. Lapses in memory at a younger age are not given much thought but now seem to have new meaning. Research indicates that proper nutrition, medication, physical activity, cognitive exercise, and routine health monitoring can dramatically influence daily abilities, quality of life and health. Some important things to consider when it comes to prevention are: Specialized diets enriched with omega 3 and vitamins Hydration Cognitive exercise regimens Physical strength training and exercise Music, aroma and massage therapy Physical, speech and occupational therapy Fall prevention training Families are encouraged to be a part of the wellness [...]

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