Identifying clouds can help seniors forecast the weather, plan their outings

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I took the photo below from my condo balcony. Just below centre is a dark little Cumulus cloud. I know it’s a Cumulus because I’ve been doing a little research about clouds. I also know that the dark swath of clouds angling in from the top left are Stratus. Between and above them is a crumbly […]

Farmers’ markets for seniors – discover a strong sense of community along with the fresh produce!

Farmer's markets for seniors - a great way to spend the day!

I spent my pre-teen and teenage years working with my father in historic Bonsecours Market on Montreal’s waterfront. It’s all boutiques now, but back in the Fifties the market was full of produce wholesalers such as my father. I learned to drive on my father’s two-ton truck. I hefted 100-lb. bags of peanuts from the […]

Read to someone – it’s amazing how enjoyable and beneficial it can be!

Elder person sitting, reading

Why read to someone? In her book, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction, author Meghan Cox Gurdon says that reading aloud to someone is “a miraculous alchemy…that converts the ordinary stuff of life – a book, a voice, a place to sit, a bit of time – […]

Vacuum cleaners for seniors – 10 surprising things to think about before making your purchase

Vacuum cleaners for seniors canister

You may think it’s a no-brainer, but lots of people head out shopping for a vacuum cleaner or start browsing online, giddy with excitement about all the new available features out there. Only when they bring their purchase home do they discover that it’s too heavy for them to drag up the stairs, that they […]

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Our goal Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C), started Eldercare Home Health in Toronto in 1995, with one goal – to provide expert care to seniors in Toronto and the GTA. Lisa is the President of Eldercare Home Health and is Gerontological Nurse Certified (Canada) GNC(C), and Hospice Palliative Care Nursing (CHPCN(C) certified through […]

Why seniors get Heartburn (Acid Reflux), and tips on how you can manage yours

acid reflux seniors

As I approached the subject of heartburn, I thought, “Hah! Heartburn! There must be a thousand mother-in-law’s-cooking jokes I can use.” Wrong. There are almost no jokes. Maybe that’s because heartburn or acid reflux is actually a disease – and that’s never a laugh. If you experience mild heartburn twice a week or severe acid […]

10 easy exercises for seniors – to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls

Example of exercises for seniors

As we age our ability to maintain our balance can be affected by a variety of things: Failing eyesight – we may find it hard to focus and see clearly. Our depth perception can be affected, things may appear blurry at times. Inner ear problems – the vestibular system, that helps our body understand where it is […]

This senior’s experience with cataract surgery

Diagram of eye showing cataract to be removed in cataract surgery on a senior

I don’t think there’s anything more intimidating for a senior than the thought of cataract surgery and imagining a surgeon’s knife heading for your eye. Like anyone else, I had to overcome that primordial fear when I found that I’d finally had enough of glaring headlights and street lights at night. Seeing starburst or glaring […]