Tag: Independent Living

Jun 28
Your gut health changes as you age. Here is what you need to know.

What is a digestive tract? The digestive tract is a set of organs that work together when you consume food and liquid to help you swallow, digest, and absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. A gastrointestinal (GI) condition occurs when the digestive system is not functioning as it should. Common GI conditions are diverticular disease, inflammatory […]

Feb 08
Chartwell Retirement Residences Hosts Virtual Speaker Series To Support Canadian Seniors and Their Families

Caregivers of an aging parent or senior spouse are experiencing unique challenges and a myriad of emotions during the pandemic. It is more important than ever to have accurate information and expert advice on the safety and security of living in a retirement home. “The challenges are immense for all of us who are going […]

Feb 04
Mission’s Carrington House Celebrates Four Centenarian Birthdays

A party honouring a three seniors, each celebrating a centenarian birthday was held at Mission’s Chartwell Carrington House on Monday, Jan 25. Mission City Record recently published an article about the event, which marked a combined 405 years of life. “We can’t hold a huge party. It’s kind of hard for them, their families can […]

Jan 15
Independent Living Home, Charles Manor, Teams up with Local Middle School for Pen-Pal Project

Image: Shelby Thom/Global News Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of social isolation have been challenging for seniors across British Columbia. In efforts to create connection and community, amid public health restrictions, independent living home, Charles Manor has teamed up with local KVR Middle School to pilot a pen-pal program. The initiative, which was originally […]

Feb 24
Do you know what your library can offer you?

Public libraries play an essential role in serving diverse communities across B.C. No matter your age, the library can offer a sense of connectedness and belonging. Addressing Accessibility Challenges However, some seniors find it difficult to access the many programs, services and resources that the library has to offer. To address potential challenges, libraries across […]

Jan 06
New year, new challenges

Over the holiday season many families spend more time together. Visiting or hosting older family members can provide important chances for generations to connect. However, it can also uncover health and cognitive challenges. Why do families often notice changes over the holidays? There are changes to routine and environment Routine is important for all of […]

Dec 02
Do boomers have the same expectations of senior living communities & services?

Baby boomers are the generation that has enjoyed the highest quality of life. They are used to doing things on their own time, and are expected to live the longest, healthiest life of any previous generation – perhaps even longer then millennials and subsequent generations. With this in mind, baby boomers might have unique expectations […]

Nov 13
Is a campus of care the solution you are looking for?

What is a campus of care? A campus of care is a term used by seniors’ living and wellness operators to describe a single site which offers different levels of care (e.g., independent living, assisted living and long-term care) at the same location. Who might a campus of care be a good choice for? Older […]

Sep 12
Downsizing? Seven steps to simplify the process

Deciding to move into an independent or assisted living home can be a challenging choice to make. Seniors who make the leap often do so to feel safer, have support on hand if they need it, become more socially connected, or simply so they don’t have to worry about things like yard maintenance or cooking. […]

Sep 09
Living with Parkinson’s disease

On October 8th from 10 – 11 a.m., EngAge BC and Route 65 will be partnering with the Parkinson Society British Columbia to share information about accessing supports and services. This week, we sat down with the Society to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and the resources that are available to help those living with […]

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