Surprise! Seniors get as much out of reading to children as the children do.

reading to children

August 08, 2014 by Cubby

I was born in the thirties. My family was middle class – My Dad sat me on his knee just about every evening and read Br’er Rabbitt in the Montreal Star to me. The memory has lasted all of my 79 years. It stimulates the sweetest of my feelings about my late father. And who […]

Plug in a hearing aid – it may be good for your brain, not just your hearing!

Audiology hearing aid clinic

July 24, 2014 by Cubby

I’m 79. My brain is shrinking. So is yours… That’s normal. But it was a major surprise to discover in a Johns Hopkins Medicine article that hearing loss accelerates brain shrinkage. The information is from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging that the National Institute on Aging started in 1958. It follows various health factors […]

Stair safety – what I’ve learned, that can help keep you safe

Stair safety

June 24, 2014 by Cubby

I wonder – does your experience match mine? When you climb stairs your knees wobble and cause you to lose your balance. If you’re climbing stairs and carrying something with both hands you may use two feet on each step. You fear tripping on the way up the stairs. My osteoarthritic knees, after 79 years, […]

Low sodium foods: How to make shopping for them easier

PC Blue Menu no salt added chickpeas

April 01, 2014 by Cubby

Low sodium foods are still not easy to find at the supermarket. I had congestive heart failure last August, so my wife and I have had to figure out where to look for low sodium foods. And we have learned that we don’t have to give up pleasure from our food to get the low sodium […]

If you’re on a low sodium diet, that specialty coffee may push you over your daily limit.

Cup of coffee

March 12, 2014 by Cubby

Simply put – A satisfying cup of coffee and a sandwich or a snack could take you beyond even a healthy person’s recommended daily salt intake. Fortunately nutrition information – including sodium information is available on many fast food company’s websites. Tim Hortons and McDonald’s provide excellent nutritional information on their websites. You can also […]

How to be successful when applying for PSW Jobs

Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC(C) President and Registered Nurse

January 15, 2014 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Preparing your resume and cover letter when applying for PSW jobs Properly preparing your resume & cover letter when applying for PSW jobs will improve your chances of being invited for an interview.  Your resume should be short and clear. Make it one page if possible, definitely not more than two. Include only up to […]

Professionalism in nursing – if you want to be treated like a professional, you need to act and communicate like one

Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC(C) President and Registered Nurse

January 10, 2014 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

If you’re applying for a nursing position, a cover letter is a  must: If it’s a nursing career you’re after, write a cover letter, period.  Most Registered Nurse applicants, amazingly, don’t. As a Registered Nurse your resume is the nuts and bolts of what you have accomplished – education, positions, professional accomplishments etc. Your cover […]

Toronto ice storm wreaks havoc – teamwork means seniors get the care they need

Toronto ice storm damage

January 02, 2014 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Toronto ice storm 2013 – Trees down, power knocked out, roads closed, transit halted. Toronto, December 21 – Freezing rain weighed down and toppled trees, knocking out hydro to hundreds of thousands of homes and blocking roads throughout the city – a thick layer of ice coated roadways making driving hazardous. December 22, the Canadian Red Cross […]

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