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5 Meaningful Gift Ideas for Dad

Grandfather is greeted at front door with a gift.

Are you not sure what to get dad? It can be hard to decide on gifts for your aging parent or grandparent. Senior dads have likely received every gift in the book over the years, so it’s time to get creative! Celebrate the father figure

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Silverts: Past to Present

Portrays the products of the brand

History 90 years. That’s the age of Silverts Adaptive Clothing brand. It all started in the small town of Ingersoll, Ontario, which at the time in 1930 only had a population of 5,233 people. Originally it was a department store, focused on core wardrobe items and

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What’s the Plan for Vaccinating Homebound Seniors?

Clinical professional provides vaccination to a patient's arm.

This past week we saw the opening of the online booking system for vaccinations for those over 80 years old, the next phase in the vaccination strategy here in Ontario, Canada. At 8am the booking system went live and was promptly overwhelmed with demand, with

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New Adaptive Kits are Worth the Investment

Do your loved one’s experience difficulty or strain when getting dressed? Maybe they have expressed their frustration with daily dressing tasks, or maybe you have sensed it. Dressing is an Activity of Daily Living for all humans. Dressing actions—such as buttoning up a shirt—are often

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5 Ways to Remain Comfortable and Confident Behind the Wheel at All Ages

As we age, our ability to drive safely changes. Seniors face slower reaction times, increased confusion about directions, complications due to medications, and other potential problems when behind the wheel. Fortunately, turning 65 doesn’t mean one has to hand in their driver’s license. Drivers of any

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Common Foot Problems in the Elderly

Common foot problems

With a lowered immune system and other health concerns, the elderly experience a lot of changes to their physical health. Some of the most common issues are related to feet. Many illnesses have a direct impact on the feet, for example, someone with Diabetes can

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5 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Dressing

Dressing a senior loved one

Easy dressing solutions such as adaptive clothing is designed to make life easier. Adaptive clothing is designed with the dressing needs of seniors, the elderly, and the disabled in mind. With functional features such as open back tops and side open pants, adaptive clothing can

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Preventing Senior Loneliness During the Holidays

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, holidays will be very different this year. “Social Isolation” a word that is commonly used these days is equivalent to loneliness, especially for the elderly. Whether your senior loved one is at home or in a nursing care facility, there

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Festive Holiday Activities for Seniors

Holiday season

It is that time of the year when families begin planning festive activities for the holiday season. This year may be different due to the pandemic, but there are many creative ways to spread the cheer despite the limitations. This pandemic has been hard on

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Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors 2020

Holiday Gifts

It is that time of the year when you are on the lookout for the perfect gift. You may be in the process of creating a gift list for your family members but do not know what to get for your parents, grandparents, or a

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