Are you a family member providing care to those that cared for you….?

Ontario Caregiver Coalition   “The Ontario Caregiver Coalition is dedicated to recognizing the importance of unpaid caregivers in Ontario by raising awareness of the value they add to the health care system, and by advocating for improved, fair access to needed supports.”  OCC strives to be the ‘voice’ of caregivers in the province. Resources A…

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“Companionship” – no really i’m fine but thank you.

By: Home Star ( In-Home Health Care) Servicing Oxford ,Middlesex, Lambton, Chatham Kent and more in the heart of South Western Ontario   Companionship: a feeling of fellowship or friendship. When might be a good time to offer your Companionship: When you wonder how they are doing…..? You might want to offer your companionship. When…

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Retirement- Relaxation and Yes……you need Hobbies!!!

The Physical and Social Benefits of having a Hobby Not only will the social element of a hobby fight isolation, there’s also research that shows that a hobby that involves exercise can offer a variety of mental benefits, including: • Boosting self-esteem: Exercise can improve how we feel about ourselves • Improving mood: Exercise releases…

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Living With Dementia

Article by: Alzheimer Society Oxford Understanding behaviour Behaviours associated with complex and challenging mental health, dementia or other neurological conditions include aggression, wandering and agitation. These apparent changes in the personality of the person with the disease are a major source of distress both to the person who is presenting the behaviours and to those…

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8 Great Types of Volunteer Work for Retirees

8 Great Types of Volunteer Work for Retirees You finally reached the age where you can afford to retire. You’ve waited so many years to have the kind of free time that comes with retirement. But now that you have this time, what will you do with it? If you’re struggling to figure out fun…

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