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Forgiveness is the Key

FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY

Have you ever had a grudge you could not ‘let go’?

Release that negative energy.

No good will ever come of it.

“You can’t look a gravestone in the eye and ask its’ forgiveness.” – MsM

Reduce Stress Any Way You Can

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. As the number of older adults continues to increase worldwide, the issue of elder abuse should remain top of mind. Financial exploitation is this year’s theme and according to the United Nations, this type of abuse is a common and serious problem, affecting between 5-10% of older people globally. Whether it’s by a family member or a scammer in another country, financial exploitation of the elderly can lead to not having enough money to pay for basic needs, including housing, food and healthcare. It’s important to understand that older people may also experience other kinds of abuse, including physical, psychological, and emotional abuse, as well as neglect. Sadly, elder abuse often goes unreported because the victim is embarrassed or unable to report it due to cognitive and other impairments. The problem of elder abuse should be a concern to us all, yet we often fail to recognize the symptoms.

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Active Living As We Age

Active Living As We Age

  • Take part in endurance activities such as walking and cycling at least 150 minutes per week, in sessions of 10 minutes or more
  • Do activities that improve strength at least 2 days per week
  • Do exercises or activities that enhance balance and flexibility

Being active every day is a step towards better health & body weight.
BE ACTIVE IN A WAY THAT SUITS YOU!
This will help ensure that you are active on a regular basis.

Here are some tips:

  • Endurance or aerobic activities should be moderate to vigorous in intensity. Examples: walking, swimming, dancing, aerobics, cycling, cross-country skiing. Try to take the stairs or walk whenever possible.
  • Do activities that increase strength and involve the major muscle groups at least twice each week. Examples: lifting weights or household items such as laundry or groceries, climbing stairs and doing wall push-ups.
  • Do activities to improve your balance every day, to help prevent falls. Examples: reaching, bending, Yoga, Tai Chi.

Learn more about active living:

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults:  www.alcoa.ca

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults – 65 Years and Older:  www.esep.ca/guidelines

Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging:  www.uwo.ca/actage

Osteoporosis Canada:  www.osteoporosis.ca

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