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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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How the Custodia app works

The Custodia Seniors Concierge App curates a timely list of tasks, ideas, and content that are delivered in a smart aging in place plan to your mobile phone. Each seniors plan is prioritized based on the current state of the seniors home and personal well-being. We further enhance the feed using targeted local information, weather…
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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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Meet Edith-Wilma Connor

This grandma can lift more than you Some grandmothers bake cookies, some crochet, and some still work the 9-5 grind, but not too many can claim to lift more than the weight of most men in their 20s. Meet Edith-Wilma Connor – mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother extraordinaire and Guiness Book of World Records holder. In…
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Recommended January Home Maintenance

January is an important month for Elderable Members, as it marks the first month of a new year. Your stimulus for this month’s maintenance is; Refresh, Restart, Rethink. We all go over what happened last year and commit to do it better this coming year. Estimated time for this maintenance: 3 hours This months visit…
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Recommended February Home Maintenance

February can be a dark and dingy month for many people. Winter is in and it’s cold in most areas north of Florida!  A little home maintenance can make February a bright month in you home. Estimated time for this visit: 3 hours This months visit covers:– Pets and Plants– Kitchen Maintenance– Walls and Painting– General…
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