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ICYMI: How to Ease into Life at Your New Retirement Home

Finding a way to adjust to a new lifestyle can be challenging at any age. Moving into a retirement home can be especially difficult at first because you may be used to doing everything yourself. There are, however, plenty of positive aspects: a safe living environment friendly and qualified caregivers that can provide assistance based on your individual needs social opportunities you may not have had while living on your own you won’t need to take care of the yard and other home maintenance activities meal preparation is often done at retirement homes, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving proper nutrition Ask questions You’ve spent a lot of time finding the retirement home that suits your preferences and budget. Most of your questions have likely already been answered at this point, but there are so many aspects of retirement living that can only be discovered (and enjoyed!) once you actually move in. Don’t be shy! You deserve to have an active role in your living arrangements. Learn about what your package includes and how you can take advantage of all the resources available to you. Get social! Most people say that settling in and making their new space their own is the first thing they need to do when they move to a new place. We agree, and know that sometimes it can take a while for a retirement residence to feel like home. One of the best ways to ease into this major life change is to find other residents who share similar interests. Getting involved in community life can help. Attend welcome events for new...

Community Event: Join us at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we’re helping the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital celebrate! The Leave Your Lunch at Home event is on Thursday, September 28 2017. All visitors and staff can take advantage of special prices at the Food Court, and enter raffles to win prizes. Click here for directions and maps.   Let’s catch up! Retire-At-Home Halton is giving away a 15-lb. fresh organic turkey!  You and your family may also be in for a special surprise! We’re also in the first month of our new Retire-At-Home Halton Book Club. Don’t be shy! Come and talk about what you like to read and get information about how to join. How can Retire-At-Home help? Come and say hello. Our team will be on site to chat, so if you have any questions about our services, feel free to approach us. Home care in Halton is accessible and we can work with you to customize a health care plan that you and your family can afford. You can choose the services that you need, and our qualified nurses and caregivers will deliver the highest standard of care available for reasonable cost. 24-hour care if necessary Nursing care services We coordinate our services with your existing medical professionals for consistent health care delivery Respite care Assistance planning for transportation for appointments Personal Care services Home Support and Housekeeping services We provide home care services in the following areas: Halton, including Georgetown, Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Mississauga North. If you would like to discuss your individual needs whether or not you’re a senior, contact Retire-At-Home Services Halton for a complimentary in-home consultation at...
Winter Book Club: curl up with a good read and a treat

Winter Book Club: curl up with a good read and a treat

We have exciting news! Our team at Retire-At-Home Halton is starting a book club, and we want you to join! Beginning in September 2017, look for our weekly updates on what we think of the book. Most book clubs meet in person. This activity may not be possible if you have mobility concerns or suffer from a chronic illness that limits how much time you can spend outside your home. We think that an online club can be a fun way to spend colder days with local or online friends. Just because you have some limitations, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy social activities!  How to join All you have to do is go to our website to follow along! Click on the Book Club option to learn about new books, join conversations and access local resources. Find us on Facebook and Twitter too! Access the book Each month, we’ll choose a book and provide information on how you can get a copy.  You can: borrow it from the library download an e-book buy a copy new or used if braille copies are available, or there is an audio book version, we’ll make sure to include those details Movie night If there’s a film adaptation, we’ll be sure to include it in our conversation. It’s always fun to see how screenwriters and directors visualize the story. We expect lots of debate on this topic! Join the conversation As with any book club, we want you to participate in the discussion too! Please leave your comments either on our website, Facebook or Twitter. We’re committed to providing a respectful social media environment...

Retire-At-Home Halton Has a Blog!

Bookmark the Retire-At-Home Halton blog on all of your devices for easy access!     Our lifestyle and promotional blog is published once a week.  Scroll through the Archives to find posts you may have missed. You’ll also find clickable links to helpful information within some of the posts. It can also keep you connected to our community by giving you: information about local events you may want to attend promotions by local businesses community profiles resources for families and caregivers recipes that feature seasonal ingredients which are available at your favourite grocery stores or farms ideas for including your seniors in family activities safety tips question & answer posts that address common queries movie and book reviews and recommendations  ...
How Seniors Can Benefit from Therapy Animals

How Seniors Can Benefit from Therapy Animals

While some of us prefer solitude, studies have shown that socialization leads to healthier living. If you’re a senior who chooses to stay in your own home as you grow older, we encourage you to plan for activities outside the home or include social visits as part of your routine because of the many benefits socialization can bring to your emotional and physical well-being. Some of the benefits a social life can bring: seniors are less likely to develop depression there is a lower risk of falling better, healthier eating habits active living can decrease joint issues that develop from leading a sedentary lifestyle happier, more positive outlook on life In addition to human contact, why not consider having a pet? Pet ownership can be a very satisfying experience and can increase longevity by ensuring that you take your pet out for daily walks, which helps you be active. It’s also nice to be needed, isn’t it? What is Animal Therapy? Animal therapy is one way for people to experience unconditional love. It also helps people gain confidence in their ability to interact socially. You can talk to the dog or cat, feel their soft fur and cuddle them, and also continue your daily routine in their presence. Anyone can benefit from animal therapy, including seniors and people with mental illness. Therapy animals are trained to be gentle around people, and are familiarized with hospital equipment so they are careful not to be overexcited when they’re introduced to new environments. The people who volunteer their services as therapy dog handlers know how to manage their dog in health care...
Seniors are Invited

Seniors are Invited

Halton Region, including Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Campbellville, is proud to offer a variety of things to do this winter.  Our team at Retire-At-Home Halton is excited about these upcoming events because they are accessible and affordable for seniors looking for a fun activity. Whether you’re into theatre, live music, movies or outdoor adventure, there’s something for every interest and budget. Staying active and involved can help stave off depression and maintain a healthy outlook. How can Retire-At-Home Halton help you join the party? Our qualified caregivers and companions can assist you when attending these events.  We can: Arrange for transportation to and from the event Help you buy tickets Call the venue ahead of time to ensure wheelchair accessibility Pack your medication and snacks Attend the event with you if you would like a companion Help you apply to be a volunteer   Events around Halton (Winter 2017) January 29, 2017  2 pm A Tribute to Dean Martin and Ella Fitzgerald with the Toronto All-Star Big Band If you love music and want to immerse yourself in the nostalgia of the 30s, 40s and 50s, plan an afternoon of swinging music and dinner in beautiful Burlington at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. $45.00   January 27-29, 2017 Various showtimes Milton Film Festival Choose one (or a few) film to enjoy in the beautiful, modern and comfortable Milton Centre for the Arts. You can also apply to be a volunteer for this event! $13.00 single ticket, multi-passes available   February 12, 2017 9:30-10:30 am Raptors in Focus Learn about birds of prey in the beautiful Mountsberg Conservation Area of...
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