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Fighting ageism with Ashton Applewhite

By Joanne Richard. The coronavirus outbreak hasn’t worsened ageism – instead it’s magnified our harmful ageist culture that has gone unchallenged for far too long, activist Ashton Applewhite tells Custodia. And that exposure is a good thing: “The crisis has brought age, aging and oldness out of the dark corners and into the centre of…
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Why getting a “pandemic puppy” for seniors might be not the best choice

Once life goes back to normal and people are getting out again and returning to work, there could be some post-COVID pet regret along with our new best furry friends facing a lot of unfamiliar alone time. Pandemic puppy purchases may be in the moment, but pet ownership is a long-term commitment. Puppy demand is…
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Loneliness has long been a growing public health concern in Canada and globally, and COVID-19 is making the loneliness epidemic even worse, especially for the elderly.

By Joanne Richard. Older adults are particularly harmed — virtual hugs and kisses don’t cut it. NORC at the University of Chicago found the pandemic has made about a third of adults 70 and older lonelier than usual. “Increased insolation has lead to many seniors worrying about not having enough time left to see there families…
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Growing Seniors Support Company, Custodia, Names New Executive Leadership

Toronto, ON – Custodia, a leading seniors support company providing innovative home management subscriptions for seniors, has experienced rapid growth in adoption of its home management system. In order to best support this growth and Custodia’s strategic vision, the company announces a new appointment to the executive team. Graeme Knight, a strong home services operator…
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5 indoor activities for seniors

Indoor activities for seniors are important, especially in autumn and winter months, when the weather is typically cold and rainy. So make the most of your time indoors with these 5 autumn activities you can do around the house.

Boost your brain health with 5 exercises

Boost your brain health with our simple exercises. Boosting your brain health is an essential part of maintaining your cognitive abilities, charm, and quick wit.

The 7 Best Grab Bars for Your Home

According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 3 seniors over 65 are likely to fall at least once in a year. For many, these falls can lead to injuries requiring hospitalization. In fact, each year, 85% of injury-related hospitalizations in seniors are due to falls. The Public Health Agency of Canada say that over one-third of…
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Custodia offers a free app to help seniors age in place

Are you surprised seniors want to age at home during COVID-19? TORONTO, April 29, 2020 /CNW/ – As the deadly COVID-19 outbreak spreads, so too does anxiety amongst seniors and their loved ones. Now more than ever, seniors are reconsidering their move into a retirement residence or assisted living facility, vowing to age in place by bringing in…
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End of April 2020 update from the Founder of Custodia

It’s been a strange few weeks for us all, our lives and our communities are changing. As these challenges persist, we maintain focus on our team training and safety while improving service for the seniors we serve. Here are a few updates to be aware of: Essential Services We continue to perform scheduled essential services…
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Custodia is able to help seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2:47 PM – Today is an important day for everyone in our province, and the Premier has been clear about the need for all of us to stay home as much as possible. Premier Ford also asked us all to step up and to do our part to help stop the spread of…
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