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 […]

How drawing can help seniors’ memory

seniors memory drawing happy

The good news is, you don’t have to know how to draw! It’s the act of drawing, not the quality of the drawing, that aids seniors’ memory and helps you remember more. That’s the conclusion of a study, The Surprising Influence of Drawing on Memory. The study, by Myra A. Fernandes, Jeffrey D. Wammes, and […]

Amazing facts about your aging body – some hard to imagine!

Blood vessels in your aging body

What distance would all the arteries, veins, capillaries and even tinier blood vessels in your body reach? About 100,000 miles in an adult – that’s a little more than four times around Earth – and around 60,000 miles in a child. How much blood does your heart pump in a lifetime? About 44,000,000 gallons in […]

11 reasons your Public Library is a great place for seniors!

Toronto Public Library Central Reference Branch

“Shhhhhhhhh,” is a sound you’re not likely to hear anymore at your public library. Oh sure, there still are silent spaces for folks who want to read or research in peace. But your public library is now a community hub – a secure, non-judgemental space where you can explore so much more than the printed […]

Condo living for seniors – it’s a whole different lifestyle, and it’s terrific!

Condo living - it's terrific!

Condo living can be full of wonderful surprises. There’s also a lot worth knowing that will be new to traditional home owners. Here are some of the ins and outs. If you’re contemplating the big change from homeowner to condo owner, check out what your friends who have made the move have to say. If […]

Who me? Hearing aids? You bet! But it took me three years to accept my hearing loss!

Costco Kirkland Signature hearing aids

Hearing loss is a silent intruder. You never notice it, as it steals away the richness of voices, music, TV and movies – even the rustle of a newspaper. I’m writing this blog post after only a few days of wearing hearing aids. Zowie! It’s like seeing your first full-colour, 3-D movie – with Dolby […]

Phillips Lifeline, Apple Watch 4 and Medical Alert Systems Canada

Apple Watch series 4 fall detection and alert

Medical alert watches: a senior’s point of view If you’ve had a fall, or have a health condition that could lead to you needing help, a medical alert system like Phillips Lifeline or the Apple Watch 4 could be for you.  A medical alert system can contribute to your “peace of mind” and help you […]