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Trying To Come To Terms With The Loss Of My Mother - For the past several days my family has been in an uproar of energy, opinions, emails and phone calls about how to care for our aged mother. The care system we've had in place is falling apart and we are stumbling, controlling, gut-punching, aching and loving as we struggle with -- and amongst ourselves -- to find a solution. Read more: Huffington Post
The 6 things you need to do to prevent heart disease - A 20-year study has found the six things every woman needs to do to drastically cut down her chance of developing heart disease. The researchers, from Harvard and other U.S. universities, followed about 70,000 women to figure out the real reasons why young women (think 35 to 44-year-olds) were experiencing heart attacks. Read more: Canadian Living
Women make up majority of Canadians with Alzheimer's; most caregivers also female - In the new film "Still Alice," Julianne Moore plays a linguistics professor in the prime of her professional and personal life who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease after she begins forgetting words, misplacing items around the house and getting lost while out jogging. Read more: Vancouver Sun
The Evil Relative of Chickenpox - Shingles - It seems that I have heard more about shingles lately and at least five people I know have recently gotten the disease. According to the CDC, one out of every three people in the United States will develop shingles and it is estimated that there are 1 million cases each year. One person I know who has the shingles is in her late thirties but it is most common in people over the age of 50. Read more: Sage Minder
3 Confidence-Boosting Money Moves For Your 20s, 30s, 40s, And 50s - Once you enter your 40s, you’ve got a three-pronged potential strain on your finances: college costs, retirement and your parents’ care. Read more: Forbes
Ottawa senior targeted not once but twice in 'grandparent scam' - Police have arrested a man after a senior citizen was hit up not once, but twice, for thousands of dollars by someone posing as his grandson. Read more: Ottawa Citizen
Long-term care staffers call for provincial change during meeting in Cobourg - Chronic understaffing at long-term care facilities across the province is resulting in a barrage of injuries, abuse and unsafe work practices, according to the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions. Read more: Northumberland News
Minister of State Wong announces new research network to help Canadian seniors live independently and safely - Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), on behalf of her colleague, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced that AGE-WELL, a new network, is receiving $36.6 million over five years to help seniors live independently and safely at home. Read more: Government of Canada
Zyprexa Linked to Falls and Fractures in Seniors - A new study suggests that Zyprexa side effects could include an increased risk of falls and fractures in seniors. Zyprexa is an atypical antipsychotic medication, but it is often prescribed off-label to treat dementia and behavior issues in seniors. Zyprexa has also been linked to an increased risk of diabetes. Read more: Lawyers and Settlement
Bill and Jeannie Chaplin continue to travel around the world - Radio West host Rebecca Zandbergen was conducting research for an ongoing series about seniors when she came across a travel blog that caught her eye. Read more: CBC Canada

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Building on our already popular Ontario annual publication the "Comprehensive Guide to Retirement Living®", our online directory includes a National database of resource information for Canadian seniors including  retirement homes, nursing homes, seniors' apartment buildings and many in-home goods and services directed at seniors looking to downsize or stay in their own homes.

Try out "The Retirement Home Finder" to locate a home that can meet your specific needs or our Province-specific Resources for Seniors section to find out about a range of services available to seniors in your community. Our ever increasing Article Library offers a wealth of information on many topics related to resources, housing, financial information and a host of other topics.

Our new apps make finding a residence while you are 'on-the-go' as simple as a few clicks. With an easy link into Google Maps, get contact information and instant directions to assist you in navigating to a home of your choice. 

With our significant and growing database of resources for seniors in addition to our database of over 2400 retirement residences, more than 1500 nursing homes and a growing number of senior apartment buildings in Canada, is the most comprehensive source of information about services and housing for seniors in Canada.



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