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Seniors, those who love them, and substance abuse

Across the United States and Canada, nearly 10 per cent of the population are considered to be abusers of alcohol or drugs. And while drug and alcohol abuse is a large concern for teenagers and other adolescents, evidence suggests that a growing number of Baby Boomers and other seniors are also becoming addicted to alcohol, illicit drugs, and other illegal and harmful substances. But it’s not just the addicts themselves who are suffering at th

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How to encourage obese seniors to lose weight

Sometimes the elderly can be set in their ways, and getting them to workout and eat healthy may seem like a hassle. As much of a hassle as it may seem, nothing is too much trouble when it comes to prolonging the life of a loved one. Here's some tips on how to encourage someone advanced in years to lose weight. Be Encouraging  If you have an obese elderly person in your life don't nag, or make them feel ashamed of their weig

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The truth about age spots

Age spots, sometimes called liver spots, are blemishes that appear on your skin and are typically seen as a normal part of aging. Caused by your skin's exposure to ultraviolet radiation over time, age spots can range in color from red to black, but most age spots are a light brown or tan color. Are Age Spots Dangerous?  Age spots can be dangerous if they mask skin cancer or melanomas, yet in most cases age spots are rela

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New options on the horizon for multi-generational families

In the United States and Canada, nearly 50 million people act as unpaid caregivers for an older loved one, be it a friend or family member. Beyond that figure, many millions more Americans and Canadians live in senior living residences, ranging from independent living to golf communities, to Memory Care residences, and even assisted living facilities. And while many people would prefer to keep their loved one staying at home for as long as possib

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Maryland retirement home gets own Zipcars

In the race to find technological solutions for an aging population, one senior living community is already out of the gate. Roland Park Place, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Baltimore, Maryland, recently launched their own Zipcars, a unique car rental service where renters can share a car, or book the vehicle by the hour. Keith Spillane, Roland Park Place’s VP of Finance, told RetirementHomes.com that there we

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More seniors are finding love in retirement communities

Valentine’s Day 2015 may have come and go, but that doesn't mean the love stops on February 15. The growing number of older people across Canada and the United States means that love isn’t just for the young, and love doesn’t just look like the hit book (and movie) Fifty Shades of Grey; love can come in many different colours and shades. Fran Greene, a New York-based ‘Flirting, Dating, and Relationship Coach’ with a focus on older people, as w

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  • How do I get assistance for my 84 year old mother who lives in Red Deer

    I live in Prince George, BC and my mother lives in Red Deer. She has no family in Red Deer. Right now she lives independently, still drives, but it encountering some health issues that are likely going to lead to surgery. right now she is trying to deal with the health issues on her own, and is very depressed and anxious because she is not sure what is happening to her. Her health issues keeps her isolated and she is not always able to get out to buy groceries, etc. Once she has the surgery I am not sure if she will be able to manage on her own. She tells me that she is having difficulty doing her budgeting and forgets to pay some bills. Her doctor is in Sylvan Lake so even getting to see him is difficult. I am concerned because there is no one that can assess her health issues except for her doctor, but getting to see him is difficult. She needs to have some support, not necessarily with cleaning, hygiene, or cooking but in getting groceries, budgeting, and providing some support and advice on her health issues. I need help to get her some sort of services., but I just don't know where to start

  • Rent increases

    Hi, If I'm a new tenant in a retirement home, when can the rent be increased? Do retirement homes fall under the Residential Tenant Act and rents can only be increased if at least 12 months have passed since the last rent increase or since a new tenant moved into the rental unit?

    Moving from BC to AB

    I am moving my 91 year old mother to Edmonton, AB from Kimberley, BC.  She needs to be in an assisted living facility.  How do I go about doing this?

  • what is the average cost in Peel for a 2 bedroom seniors apartment market value

    My parents are paying market value in Peel Housing. They need to make transition to a seniors apartment. What are the steps?  What is the average cost for a 2 bedroom (their monthly income is aprox 3,500)  They have health cost  not covered also. How long does it take to get into a unit.  

  • re over stepping power of attorny rights

    Hi i believe my brother has over steped his rights as power of attorny he has gained acess to my mother's finicial information without her concent or without her being demend un fit to handle these affairs on her own at this time i am wondering what may happen to him if this is found out

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The truth about age spots

Age spots, sometimes called liver spots, are blemishes that appear on your skin and are typically seen as a no...