Heat Wave — Cool Down and Stay Safe

Sun over the Clouds

Summertime brings about a much-anticipated reprieve from the cold, snowy, or rainy seasons. We often rush to enjoy the radiant sunshine and replenish our much-needed vitamin D. However, it’s crucial to be mindful of the potential pitfalls of this joyous time, especially as our planet faces the challenges of record-breaking high temperatures. What can we […]

Expanding Definition of Family

As we age, the need for connection, acknowledgement, and engagement becomes even more pronounced. At the heart of this connection is the construct of family, becoming increasingly vital to our sense of self and well-being as we travel through all life stages. But what is ‘family’ in our modern context? Are we ready to embrace […]

No Longer Here – But Never Forgotten

candle flame

A remarkable and cherished woman passed away a few months ago.  She was a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, mentor, role model, businesswoman, and confidante.  Her name was June, and she was my sister-in-law.  I was blessed to know her. I was thinking about her loving daughters facing their first Mother’s Day without her physical […]

Building a Legacy That Goes Beyond Material Wealth

Grandson and Grandma talking

Have you ever wondered what lasting legacy you will leave behind for future generations? While accumulating material wealth can be significant, passing on values and characteristics that will stand the test of time is essential. Doing this allows us to create a foundation that encourages growth and advances our family’s mission well into the future; […]

Aging and the Fear of Crime

Crime scene tape

According to the General Social Survey on Canadians’ Safety (Victimization), older persons experience five times fewer incidences of victimization than younger persons. They also report high levels of satisfaction regarding their own safety, give positive ratings to police on all measures, feel engaged in their communities, and believe their neighbourhoods to be safer than other […]

Aging OUT of Place – The Experience of New Immigrants

Elderly Couple Walking on the Sidewalk

When people consider ‘Aging IN Their Place of Choice,’ this is often in recognition of the comfort of living in a familiar place.  We think of a lifestyle surrounded by family and established friends, resources, and services while being able to continue to connect and engage with our community interests.  But for seniors who are […]