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Sparking Memories. Building Brainpower.

Memory Games for Seniors

Put Some Spring in Your Step

Spring is here and there is a beautiful outdoor world to rediscover! Read about the many proven health and wellness benefits of being in nature, whether you sit on a park bench, take a stroll along a nature trail or find another activity to explore the outdoors. Read More

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The Power of a Pet’s Companionship

Could ‘man’s best friend’ be more than just a furry, loyal companion? Could a pet actually have a therapeutic impact that counteracts some of the negative aspects of aging? Read about the many benefits of pet ownership for seniors – benefits that enhance the overall health and wellbeing of older adults. Read More

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Passion: A Never-Ending Journey

A life lived with passion is a blessing indeed. Read about how seniors can discover great inspiration in building and pursuing a passionate interest as they age. Suddenly unconstrained by the demands of a career or the all-consuming energy of raising a family, many seniors experience a newfound freedom to blaze a different path forward, one that brings them enormous pride and fulfillment. Read More

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Vaccinating Seniors Against COVID-19 – The Good, and Not-So-Good News

As seniors around the world are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine, read about the almost miraculous progress that has been made in protecting the senior community, but also about the obstacles that some seniors still face in accessing the vaccination campaign. Read More

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Memory and Remembrance – Lest We Forget

Each Remembrance Day reminds us the importance of honouring the soldiers who fought to uphold our national principles and freedoms, by asking us to reflect on their bravery and to acknowledge their sacrifice. It is a striking example of the power and potential of reminiscence. Read about how Remembrance Day should encourage us to continually cherish and nurture our memories. Read More

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Loneliness, Isolation and COVID-19

With more shutdowns being ordered and precautions being taken as a second wave of COVID-19 takes hold, we have to find ways of preventing loneliness and isolation from overwhelming us. The seniors’ community is particularly vulnerable to the many ill-effects of loneliness. Read this compilation of several strategies that experts are suggesting to maintain our emotional and physical well-being through these next months. Read More

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Music and Your Memory

Our memories of music are many of our longest lasting – we are likely to remember the words to a song or the melodies that run through a piece of music long after many of our other memories have faded. Read about the soothing and brain-boosting impact of music therapy on seniors and about the scientific explanation of why music is a powerful catalyst for reminiscence. And then sing or listen or play music to your heart’s content. There is no reason not to! Read More

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Family togetherness during COVID-19

The Life Lessons From COVID-19

These many months of social distancing and relative isolation have caused us to reflect on the things that bring us joy and fulfillment. Read this summary of a CTV News survey of Canadians about what the pandemic has taught them about their life goals and priorities. Read More

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Eating Your Way to Better Brain Health

Scientists have uncovered many links between nutrition and brain health – the components of certain ‘healthy’ foods actively support or enhance brain function. See a list of those foods and an explanation of how they boost your brain! Read More

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Those Were the Days!

We all love to reminisce – to reconnect with a memory that has been long forgotten. See how scientists now believe that the act of reminiscing does far more than just remind us of a slice of our personal history; research is revealing that it has deeply therapeutic benefits for the seniors’ community. Read More

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