Category Archives: Moving & Downsizing

  • Moving and downsizing your home does not mean downsizing your quality of life. We just have less square footage and fewer items in our space (hopefully). Lets just say you have taken the first step and sold your large home. Secondly, you have acquired a new address sized for one or two people. Third, you […]

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  • seniors services, seniors housing, nursing homes, assisted living facilities for seniors, ccac, community care access centres, long-term care, respite care, seniors nursing care, canada, ontario, hamilton, markham, london, niagara

    Wondering what to look for in a long term care home (LTC), for yourself or a family member or friend?  While there are certain to be common features amongst all nursing homes/long term care homes, each LTC has their own unique ambiance and amenities. Checking out their website and review online is a good first […]

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  • florida keys, retirement, 50+, senior years, key west, retirement communities, retire, senior citizen, retirement living,

    If you’re doing some financial planning to prepare for your retirement in your 50+ and senior years, or just thinking of your next vacation, here’s what to know about the Florida Keys and Key West as a potential vacation or retirement living destination. Photo: viator.com Retirement Living in the Florida Keys Living in the Florida […]

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  • hawaiian islands, retirement, retirement living, lanikai beach, kailua beach, oahu, hawaii, honolulu, seniors apartments, assisted living, active adult communities, low crime, 50+, senior citizen, senior years

    If you’re doing some financial planning to prepare for your retirement in your 50+ and senior years, or just thinking of your next vacation, here’s what to know about Hawaii as a potential vacation or retirement living destination.  Retirement Living in the Hawaiian Islands Lanikai (above) and nearby Kailua Beaches on the island of Oahu […]

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  • forbes magazine, 2015 20 best retirement destinations, retire, senior citizen, cost of living for seniors, taxes for seniors, healthcare for seniors

    Forbes Magazine has listed the 20 best “foreign” countries for english speaking senior citizen Americans to retire to, in 2015. Forbes’ list is based on an assessment of the costs of living for seniors, cultural attractions, scenery, safety, taxes for seniors, local hospitality, weather, and healthcare for seniors. Do you agree with their choices? 

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  • hunger report, ontario association of food banks, seniors help, affordable seniors housing, senior citizen support programs, seniors nutrition, seniors support resources, low-income seniors, aging senior population, aging baby boomers

    In their annual Hunger Report released this past week, the Ontario Association of Food Banks has noted a 35% increase in the volume of seniors requiring help from food banks in 2015, from 2014. Sharon Lee, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Food Banks, notes that this is a “staggering rise” and has been accompanied by […]

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  • seniors with pets, places for seniors to live with pets, retirement homes, seniors apartment buildings, seniors communities, restrictions on pets, pet companionship, assisted living facility, adult lifestyle community, stroke victims, talking to someone who's had a stroke, stroke communication tips

    This CBC video review the struggles of seniors with pets in finding a place to live. Many retirement homes and seniors apartment buildings or communities and condominiums have restrictions on pets – anything from no pets at all, to types and/or sizes of pets. What are their options?   Many studies have shown that seniors […]

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  • retirement home, considering retirement homes, senior citizen, assisted living

    This Spanish commercial (English subtitles) is set in the unlikeliest of places for the product…a retirement home. If you’re thinking of a retirement home for your future, or your parent(s), this will make you think twice. The senior citizen in this advertisement is being shown around an assisted living facility, with his son cheerleading the […]

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  • the wellington retirement residence, hamilton seniors home, seniors housing, senior retirement residences, retirement homes, retirement living, hamilton retirement communities, senior apartments, independent living for seniors hamilton

    The Wellington has recently been nominated for the 2015 Hamilton Community News – Readers Choice Awards for Best Retirement Residence and Best Long Term Care Service!! The Wellington Long Term Care & Retirement Community is a premier Hamilton retirement community on the Hamilton Mountain. Offering the best in independent living for seniors in Hamilton, The […]

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  • New Village Retirement Home is a safe and welcoming retirement community and residence for seniors who require assistance with certain daily tasks but want to stay active and benefit from a holistic approach to care, with access to 24 hour support. Providing independence and security for older adults, New Village Retirement Home in Stoney Creek […]

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