Gambling is a massive industry in a lot of countries, and Canada is no exception. Gambling is also very popular with the senior population as a means of entertainment and a fun social outing.
For most seniors, a trip to the casino is just a bit of harmless fun. For others, however, it can be a real problem ending in financial ruin.
Traveling can be an extremely enjoyable and rewarding activity for seniors that love to explore new places, try exotic foods, and experience new things.
For many people, the opportunity for travel isn’t even an option until after retirement because of busy careers and childcare.
Pneumonia is a type of lung infection that causes inflammation in the air sacs of one or both lungs. This inflammation results in the air sacs filling up with pus or fluid.
Finding an enjoyable activity that is not too physically demanding, but does provide some exercise, can be a bit of a challenge for older adults.
Decreased mobility and chronic joint pain can make it tough for seniors to stay active.
However, engaging in an interesting hobby can have a variety of benefits for seniors, in addition to physical activity.
A lot of people think that vaccines are mainly for children, but there are certain vaccinations that are critical to seniors’ health and well being.
In fact, it is estimated that somewhere around 50,000 adults across Canada and the United States die every year from illnesses and diseases that could have been prevented with vaccination.
You have probably seen a heart attack occurring in the movies, with the victim violently clutching at their chest followed by a dramatic fall to the ground.
Often, the symptoms of a heart attack are much more subtle, and it is not always immediately apparent what is happening.
ypically, when you think of programs and activities available at the library, fun games and reading groups for children probably come to mind.
However, library fun is not strictly reserved for kids. There are many enjoyable and engaging activities for seniors to get involved in at the library as well.
The risk of suffering a stroke becomes greater after reaching 65 years of age. While it is true that stroke can occur at any age, people over 65 experience about 75% of all strokes in Canada.
Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability in seniors, and the second biggest cause of mental disability, after Alzheimer’s.
Cases of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to climb across Canada, and particularly for people over the age of 65.
In fact, about half of the people in Canada living with diabetes are 65 years of age or older.
Research shows that about 90% of seniors wish to grow old in the comfort of their own homes. This is what is referred to as “aging in place”.
With Canada’s increasingly aging population, this means that there are going to be millions of older adults that want to remain at home, rather than moving to a retirement home or assisted living community.