• Caregiver Burnout...

    Caregiver Burnout...

    Jennifer is into her fourth year as a full-time caregiver to her husband, who has suffered several strokes, and also to her mother, who has extreme arthritis and mobility issues. Read More

  • Health, Longevity and the Art of living

    Health, Longevity and the Art of living

    Whether you’re looking to exercise your mind or your body, for better or worse, richer or poorer, there’s bound to be an activity that will appeal to your sense of well-being. Read More

  • Substitute Decision-Makers:

    Substitute Decision-Makers:

    When the role of Substitute Decision-Maker (SDM) is accepted, the most important step is to talk with the person asking you to take that responsibility. Read More

  • Getting Older Does Not Suck

    Getting Older Does Not Suck

    This week, I will celebrate my 57th birthday. And you know what? I’m excited about it, and I like it! Read More

  • Lucky You: You Still Have Your Mom

    Lucky You: You Still Have Your Mom

    While she doesn’t complain, Kathie feels tired … and a bit overwhelmed by her never-ending family responsibilities. She wonders how many other people are dealing with similar issues. Read More

  • Your Home, Your Independence

    Your Home, Your Independence

    What is a home? It is a place where you have lived for years. A place where you might have raised a family; celebrated holidays and birthdays; shed tears of joy and sadness; and argued and forgiven. Read More

  • An Active Lifestyle

    An Active Lifestyle

    If you could do one thing to reduce the chance of heart disease by half, you’d be selecting exercise. Read More

  • Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    Sandy’s world has been turned upside down. In the last four months, her mom has had a severe stroke and her dad has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Read More

  • EnAbling Change

    EnAbling Change

    Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury (LDAS), Ron Lessard has been recognized as an Accessibility Champion for his leadership in several areas. Read More

  • Look Good, Feel Better

    Look Good, Feel Better

    Both Emily and Adriana have inspiring positivity, but it has taken trial, error and time to get where they are. Here are some of the thoughts they shared. Read More

  • Accessible Launch Dock

    Accessible Launch Dock

    101 Ontarians received AODA 10th Anniversary Champion Awards to recognize their passion and commitment in promoting awareness of accessibility and inclusiveness in the community. Read More

  • Vision and Hearing

    Vision and Hearing

    More than 45 per cent of Canadians aged 65 years and older have co-occurring vision and hearing loss. Read More

  • A Caregiver’s “Worry Guide”

    A Caregiver’s “Worry Guide”

    Here are some of our top-down thoughts on when to sound the alarms, when to take decisive action and when to simply walk away to keep the peace. Read More

  • Travel Tips

    Travel Tips

    Many of us want to travel to see friends and family or to explore new locations for as long as we can. Read More

  • EnAbling Playspaces

    EnAbling Playspaces

    101 Ontarians received AODA 10th Anniversary Champion Awards to recognize their passion and commitment in promoting awareness of accessibility and inclusiveness in the community. Read More

  • Making Peace with Uncertainty

    Making Peace with Uncertainty

    Recently, I had a conversation with our family’s doctor. “Why do you take all the complex patients?” I asked. “You’re amazing Read More

  • Ready For a Really Good Laugh?

    Ready For a Really Good Laugh?

    Laughter establishes a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection between two people. In fact, some believe that the function of laughter is to bring people together. Read More

  • Who Rescued Who?

    Who Rescued Who?

    Pet attachment is linked to strengthened emotional health, reduced depression and lower psychological distress. Seniors with dogs, for instance, go to the doctor less and report fewer illnesses. Read More

  • Recognition Deserved

    Recognition Deserved

    The personal support worker (PSW) is rarely, if ever, found on a “Top 10” list of “who to watch” and “who to thank.” Read More

  • Dementia-Related Wandering

    Dementia-Related Wandering

    Wandering is one of the potential symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Read More

  • Senior's Housing

    Senior's Housing

    When is the best time to embrace retirement living? When is it time to accept help? Is it ever too late to make a lifestyle change? Read More

  • Safety First

    Safety First

    With warmer weather on our doorstep, we’re all ready to forget about winter, get outdoors, do some renovations to make our homes safe. Read More

  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    What issues do people develop with their hearing as they age, and what steps can be taken to address the issues? Read More

  • Caring for Mom

    Caring for Mom

    Remember when your mother spat on a hankie to clean a spot on your face? Yuk! All she was trying to do was make you look clean and tidy, and be a credit to her. Read More

  • The Healing Power of Pets

    The Healing Power of Pets

    Whether it’s playing with a pooch or petting a purring kitty, there’s no doubt that pets can bring their owners (young and old) plenty of joy. Read More

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