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Let’s Talk is a place to find information, tips and tools related to moving into retirement life. Please check back regularly for the latest insights.

Life Long Learning

We all know that the new calendar year begins on January 1, but for many, the beginning of September can feel more like the start of a new year. There’s a buzz in the air and great anticipation for the many new challenges that lie ahead. Yes,...

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Home Safety

Safety first - how many times have you heard that? When it comes to seniors that’s one of the things that we’re most often concerned with, especially if they are living on their own. There’s the chance of falling, home invasions, inadequate...

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Wedding Season – Amy & Ivan Celebrate 70 Years

The tables are dressed with beautiful linens and flowers, the tuxedos are pressed, and a gorgeous white gown hangs from the bedroom door ready to be worn. Ahh, ’tis the wedding season!   As preparations are well underway for seating arrangements and...

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Nutrition and Ageing

Eating a well-balanced diet is important at any age, but even more so as we become older, in order to maintain our health, feel good, and have energy.  A balanced meal consists of a variety of foods from the four main food groups (vegetables...

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Why Community Living

Community living is a great in-between step for seniors who are still independent and not ready for a nursing facility, but need more care than family can provide at home.  All while being independent, seniors can enjoy social interactions,...

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Travelling with Seniors

Some of us like surprises, some of us don’t. If someone said to me, “you have one day to pack your bags, we’re going on a road trip,” I would, of course, be grateful and excited but it wouldn’t be my ideal situation I’m the type of person that...

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Retirement at Its Finest

It has been almost one year since Ina and her husband Eric moved into Rotary Villas at Crocus Gardens and they couldn’t be more pleased with their decision. They are comfortable, well taken care of and happy in their new home. Ina said that the choice to move to...

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Staying Safe

Icy roads, wet floors at a shopping centre, an uneven sidewalk — it doesn’t take much to end up in a fender bender or to slip and fall and find yourself in the hospital with a serious injury. Many people might think that staying close to home...

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Safety and Security at Rotary Villas

Rotary Villas employs a number of procedures to ensure the safety and security of residents.  Some features and procedures we use are: Cameras – Movement in hallways, common areas, entrances and exits are monitored.  With the use of cameras, we...

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Steps to Improve Senior Mental Health

Mental health is essential to our well-being.  Mental health includes how we think, feel, act, and engage with our surroundings.  It is equally important to look after our mental health as it is our physical health.  Here are some tips for seniors to improve and...

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