Episode 14: “Purpose vs. Paycheck, in Retirement Years”

    Chris Farrell Episode Info: According to a 2018 Stats-Canada report, over 30% of people aged 60 and above are working or are looking for work. The report also indicated that over 50% are working or looking for work out of necessity. Freedom 55 is becoming less and...

Episode 13: “Palliative Care – Being Alive vs. Living A Life”

    Tim Ihrig Episode Info: Did you know that over 75% of Canadians want to die at home? A new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information also revealed that people who access palliative home care services in their last year of life are 2.5 times more...

Episode 12: Fall Prevention In Senior Years – Exercise Now

    Eric Daw Episode Info: Did you know that according to aging.com, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall? More than 300, 000 people are hospitalised each year from broken hips and 95% of these fractures are the result of a...

Episode 11: Aging and Memory Loss

    Angela Gentile Episode Info: Did you know that according to a stats Canada report from 2016, as of 2011, there are 340, 000 Canadians who are living with dementia? Close to 50% of the time, the primary or informal caregiver for these people with dementia was a...

Episode 10: Preserving Dignity In Dementia – the DAWN Method

    Judy Cornish Episode Info: Did you know that family caregivers of people with dementia are often called the invisible second patient? The effects of being a family caregiver though sometimes are positive, are generally negative with high risk of emotional burden,...

Episode 9: The Power Of Music In Dementia Care

    Mary Sue Wilkinson Episode Info: Did you know that there are close to 10 million cases of dementia worldwide? That is one case of dementia every 3 seconds. Suffice it to say, it’s no longer just a challenge specific to a country but it has become a worldwide...

Episode 8: Ageism

    Episode Info: According to a few research done by AARP, 64% of older adults in the United States have seen or experienced age-based discrimination. Unfortunately, it’s no longer a problem that’s prevalent in the United States alone. In fact, ageism is now regarded...

Bonus Holidays Travel Episode: Practical Travel Tips For Seniors

    Episode Info: A new study conducted by the Transportation Research Board on the issues impacting seniors indicated that these so-called “ignored and invisible” population has a lot to worry about from a travel standpoint. Four of the biggest challenges faced by...

Episode 6: Using A Positive Approach To Dementia Care

    Episode Info: Over half a million Canadians are currently living with dementia. Unfortunately, at least 10% of Canadians with dementia are being cared for in hospitals even though it’s not the ideal location for them. Dementia is not just a Canadian challenge,...