Sometimes there can be some difficulties communicating with seniors. Below, we are going to mention three potential barriers to communication with seniors, and how to address them. Hearing Hearing is a big barrier. One of the reasons that this is often a problem is...
Activity & Recreation Tips for Seniors
Articles focused on great senior activity tips and ideas. From things to do independently, to activities at The Hamlets at Cedarwood Station, and the greater Airdrie, AB community.
We encourage our residents to take an active role in maximizing their quality of life, while living within their abilities and interests, and are involved with the development of great recreational activities, including:
- Organized Outings and Bus Trips
- Daily Exercise Classes
- Wii Games
- Board Games
- Nail Painting
- Medical and Banking outings
- Walking Groups
- Monthly Birthday Parties
- On Site Movie Nights and Weekend Matinees
- Pub Night with Live Entertainment
- Biweekly Lunch outings
- Weekly Shopping Trips
We also have a monthly recreational calendar.
Seniors move into independent-living communities for multiple reasons, but one of those reasons is the wealth of services that the best of these communities offer to residents. In today’s blog article we would like to talk about which of these services we think are...
Lots of us are stiff and sore when we get up in the morning or after we have been sitting for a long time. Some simple flexibility exercises can help with that, as well as prevent injuries, improve balance, and relieve pain. In today’s blog article, we will describe...
Occasionally, a senior community offers both independent living and assisted living within the same environment. This is what we do at the Hamlets at Cedarwood Station in Airdrie, Alberta, and it offers considerable advantages to the residents. In this blog article,...
Sarcopenia refers to several age-related changes in body composition. These changes include loss of lean muscle mass, loss of bone density, increase in fat, and decrease in metabolism. Interestingly, the changes are related. For example, when one loses muscle mass,...
There are so many things that one can do to unleash creativity. Here are a few simple ideas to get your creative juices flowing. A New Hobby Consider trying a new hobby like knitting or crochet. Needlework is not just for women, there are plenty of male yarn artists....
You may have heard or read about certain foods having an inflammatory or anti-inflammatory effect. In today’s blog article, we’re going to talk about what an anti-inflammatory diet is and why it’s important. What is an anti-inflammatory diet? An anti-inflammatory diet...
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Using your brain is always a good thing. Today we know that the brain has extraordinary plasticity, and we create new neurons and neural pathways throughout our lives. Now that the weather is not so great, we would like to tell you about some great memory games for...
Many people find the holidays difficult for a variety of reasons and seniors are no exception. If you know someone in a senior assisted-living community who is anxious about the holidays or you are that person, we have some tips for you. Reach Out to Friends and...