How one senior care agency handled a request for care

March 21, 2019 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

I recently came across communication from a well-known agency specializing in senior care, promoting their caregiver services. Curious, I called to find out more about their offerings. Barbara, the person who answered my call, said she would connect me to Betty, the intake person. Once connected, Betty’s voicemail said “I’m on a leave for a […]

This senior’s experience with cataract surgery

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

March 14, 2019 by Cubby

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

February 20, 2019 by Cubby

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 […]

Elderly Couple Married For 70 Years Wouldn’t Let Ontario’s Long-Term Care System Tear Them Apart

February 14, 2019 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

We often see situations where elderly couples have different limitations. One may have a cognitive impairment, while the other has a physical disability. Often, these couples can make most of the activities of daily living work by working together – we’re talking about couple who have usually been together for many years, after all — […]

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

Blood vessels in your aging body

February 14, 2019 by Cubby

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

January 29, 2019 by Cubby

“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!

January 08, 2019 by Cubby

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

December 24, 2018 by Cubby

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 […]

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