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A note from our founder on the COVID-19 Pandemic

I’m writing this note to share the steps we’re taking to ensure that all of our teams, customers, and partners continue to have a safe and positive experience in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Reducing the stress of seniors and their families is our top priority and a commitment that we take seriously.…
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How Seniors Can Protect Themselves Against COVID-19 in Canada

At the time of writing this article, there have been approx. 115,000 novel coronavirus cases worldwide, resulting in 4,000 deaths. Canada sits low on the list of infected countries, with 77 confirmed cases – one resulting in death. Of those 4,000 worldwide deaths, almost every victim was in the 60-80+ age range. (Source) Early data…
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Staggering Death Rates of Senior Pedestrians in Toronto – Why?

In Canada, the death toll of pedestrians is rising frighteningly fast each year. In Toronto alone, the numbers are staggering. Data released by the Toronto Police shows that in 2016, the city saw its highest pedestrian death toll in eleven years; 44 fatalities. 67% of these victims were over 65 years old. Did the numbers…
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Grandparents: Young Perspectives

By Mattea Pyette My grandparents are Italian immigrants who arrived in Canada in 1948 and 1956. Both arrived by boat in Halifax and eventually settled in Sudbury, Ontario. They married in 1957. My mother is their second oldest child. I grew up a 7-hour drive away from them, slightly isolated not only by the distance…
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My Father’s Daughter

Growing up the youngest daughter of a newspaper giant 50+ years my senior By Mattea Pyette In 1963, at just 17 years old, my dad began working as a sportswriter in his hometown, Sault Ste. Marie. The 41-year journalism career that followed has always seemed a whirlwind to me. The youngest of his eight children,…
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7 Rules To Keep You Healthy In Your Home

There’s no place like home. It’s an often-shared wish, heard over and over again – “I want to stay in my own home.” The good news is that with the right help you can do just that. Many seniors are aging in place, and it’s easier than ever because there’s so much support out there…
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Home, Sweet, Home. Or Is It?

“The problem with not asking for help and setting up the right support early is that it can overwhelm them from trying to keep up with all of the chores and repairs”. Aging at home is what most seniors want, but it can become a major source of anxiety. There’s a lot do around any…
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Popular Seniors Support Service, Custodia®, has opened a new location in Hamilton – Stoney Creek

HAMILTON, ON, July 30th, 2019 — Following a successful launch in Etobicoke, Ontario, where they have booked over 2,000 home management visits for Seniors so far in 2019, Custodia Seniors Support is launching a 2nd location in Hamilton-Stoney Creek this August 2019. Hundreds of seniors and their families have retained Custodia to help them live…
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Custodia Founder helping the Michelinis find Justice in Toronto

On Monday morning, our founder, Geoff Whitlock, woke up to a Tweet from the Toronto Star stating that the Michelinis where being harassed by the city to cut grass on city-owned property or face a fine. Seeing this, Geoff immediately went out and loaded up his lawn mower and batteries and headed for the 30-minute…
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Custodia has reached our 1,000 visit milestone!

ETOBICOKE, May 2019 — Just a few short months since opening, Custodia Seniors Support has booked over 1,000 home service visits for seniors. The company is projected to reach over 3,000 home service visits in their first fiscal year, 2019. With a 5-star rating on Google and an A rating on BBB, Custodia has really…
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