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Top 7 Activities for Men

Sep 27, 2014

1.Men’s Choir

Why not have a men’s choir? It’s something for the men to do that’s just their own. Plus, they can perform for their fellow residents which is an event in itself. And performing their old favourites would be great fun.

2.Wood Working

Woodworking is a great hobby and a chance to feel useful. Projects don’t have to be complicated but the best part is at the end, you have something to show for your hard work and fun. Even using precut pieces to build birdhouses, etc is a great way to go.

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Sep 30, 2014

Aretha Franklin Belts it Out

Aretha Franklin is a senior with soul.  Check out this vid of her belting it out at age 72 on David Letterman.

http://gawker.com/aretha-franklin-annihilated-rolling-in-the-deep-on-le-1640784983

Sep 22, 2014

Sleep and Cognitive Decline

We've all felt the difference between a terrible and a good night's sleep. A terrible sleep means you move slower, process things slower and generally aren't at your full capacity mentally.

Oftentimes we don't sleep as well during the week, using the excuse that we will 'catch up' on the weekend. But that's not actually possible and can be equally as bad for you.

Sep 22, 2014

Passing the Stress Test

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc.”

But it can be much deeper than that, can't it? Stress takes a toll on you mentally, emotionally, and even physically. Stress can make your back ache and your head pound. It can also affect your relationships with others.

So how do we avoid stress?

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Sep 22, 2014

Sod officially turned for $107 million Long Term Care Centre

A historic sod turning was hosted in Swift Current on Thursday when the official ground breaking for Swift Current's new Long Term Care Centre was held.

The P3 construction project, Saskatchewan's first healthcare facility built via a public private partnership, will boast a $108 million price tag over the lifespan of the design-build-finance-maintain contract. 

Sep 22, 2014

Cassellholme looks at new model for long term care

Today, the Cassellholme Board of Management, the City of North Bay, Canadore College, and the North Bay Regional Health Centre signed a memorandum of understanding to look into the prospect of developing a new model of community long-term care.

Sep 22, 2014

Alberta hopes to reduce anti-psychotic drug use in long-term care

Alberta health officials hope to cut down on anti-psychotic drugs used in long-term care.

According to the Canadian Institute for Health information, 25 per cent of residents in Alberta facilities are on these drugs without a diagnosis of psychosis. They are often used on dementia patients as a form of chemical restraint.

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Sep 15, 2014

Mental Health and Seniors

We are in the midst of a mental health crisis that impacts seniors every day. And yet, in the media, the focus tends to be on youth or working adults, not the elderly.

Perhaps it's because we view some mental health issues as a natural part of aging when in fact it isn't.

A recent survey performed in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Yukon indicated that 44% of seniors were either diagnosed or had symptoms of depression. Let that number sink in for a moment.

Sep 15, 2014

Fire Sprinkler System Maintenance

Recently in the fire prevention industry we’ve seen some incredibly sad situations that have caused great hardships for many. And while nothing we do now can bring them back, everything we do now can mitigate future building fires.

And while some building occupants have been lucky enough to have fire sprinkler protection others have not. Fire sprinkler systems save lives, but in order for fire sprinkler systems to be effective they must be maintained.

Automatic fire sprinkler systems and standpipe systems that are properly installed and maintained are very effective at protecting both people and property.

Sep 15, 2014

With Eager Anticipation

At one point this summer I had to meet some wonderful new family and friends. Being recently married there’s a whole nother side you have to be introduced to and with so many family and friends now living all over the world it’s going to take some time to meet them all. Invariably conversations turn to “so what do you do?” and then I of course have to pull out a bunch of fancy sounding titles like “publisher” and “editor,” at which of course everyone goes “ohhh” and “ahhh” or “wow that’s cool,” expecting to have just met someone who works at Maclean’s, Forbes or Vogue.