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How To Prepare An Aging Brain To Re-enter The Workforce

By Joanne Richard. Canadians of all ages are feeling the impacts of the pandemic outbreak but older workers have been particularly hit hard in the accompanying economic downturn. “Older workers are likely to be more experienced, more costly, and therefore at greater risk…” According to AARP research, since the onset of COVID-19, workers 55 and…
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5 Ways Seniors Can Cope With Uncertainty During COVID-19

By Joanne Richard. Spring is here and what’s certain is that warm weather and sunshine will replace the dark days of winter. “Your brain wants to know what’s around the next corner so it can keep you out of harm’s way.” While sunnier days beckon, uncertainty lingers as the pandemic and intermittent lockdowns continue to…
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Senior Trailblazers Who Took The Road Less Travelled

March is a great month to celebrate women of all ages – from change-makers and trailblazers to entrepreneurs and women who live out their dream jobs. “I found it invigorating being the only woman in the room” International Women’s Day is March 8 and let’s honour women who pave the way for others and break…
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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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Social isolation and loneliness among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Joanne Richard. 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. 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…
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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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