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Category: Support

Entrepreneurial Spirit Soaring In Their 70s

By Joanne Richard. Spring is in sight and with it comes new energy and opportunities, and possibly even a different career path and purpose. While some of us are happy to quietly retire and leave the grind behind, other seniors are finding purpose in launching brand new careers. Studies show that what contributes to happiness…
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Food For Good Mood

By Joanne Richard. As seasons change, so do moods. Chilly temps, shorter days, and being cooped up inside can zap our energy and have us feeling a bit blue. And that steady diet of doomscrolling – a new variant spreading, another pandemic winter – is messing with our brain. “The cold, dark days of winter…
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The Future Of Aging

By Joanne Richard. Aging is sparking innovation. Slowly but surely, business leaders and entrepreneurs are strategically adapting their products and services to match the demands of seniors and deliver on unmet needs and consumption habits. Empathy and wellness are driving designs for the ever-growing population of older adults – the 60+ global population will encompass…
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Touch Deprivation And What It Means For The Elderly

By Joanne Richard. As the pandemic lingers, so too the suspicion of touch. Do you flinch when someone reaches out to touch you? Anxious about a spontaneous hug or an encouraging pat on the back? If you’re feeling out of touch, you’re not alone. Eighteen months into the pandemic, and we’ve forsaken casual touch, from…
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Regeneration, Not Retirement

By Joanne Richard. Aging isn’t optional, but growing is, says Chip Conley, mega hospitality entrepreneur and best-selling author, who’s inspiring a new kind of midlife learning and living, and bringing attention to the benefits of rewiring, not retiring. Conley, 60, is shifting negative mindsets on aging through his midlife wisdom school, building regenerative communities, and…
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Rethink Aging With Colin Milner

By Joanne Richard. “Live longer better” is Colin Milner’s motto but to do that we need a seismic shift in how we view the aging population and cater to their needs. “The 50+ market now accounts for 70% of disposable income, a number that has grown from 50% twenty years ago” There’s immense untapped potential…
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Companion Robots For Older People

By Joanne Richard. Social isolation is worsening and detrimental to seniors’ health. Dr. Nancy Jecker embraces robot companions as an answer for the aging and loneliness in the age of AI. “Companion robots can help the elderly age in place better and longer” Companion robots can help the elderly age in place better and longer,…
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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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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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Keeping Seniors and Team Members Safe | Custodia COVID-19 Work Day Policy

Work Day Procedure: Report symptoms 12 hours before work shifts if possible so the Hotline can help to rebook customers if necessary Report body temperature immediately before work shifts (optional at this time) Wipe down inside of the truck with disinfectant before work shift and follow truck opening procedures Wear masks during in-person time with, or…
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