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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult experience for everyone, but seniors have been particularly hit hard by aspects like social distancing measures. Experiencing additional isolation has meant that many seniors have seen a decline in their physical and mental health. Having strong connections with others is crucial to “staying young” by supporting physical and mental health through the aging process. It’s important for seniors to have opportunities to maintain connections with family and friends, even during these challenging times. Meaningful human connection can ensure seniors’ minds, bodies, and spirits are as healthy, lively, and “young” as possible.

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Seniors Come Share Society allows individuals to stay engaged in the community even if it’s from the comfort of their own home. We offer programs that stimulate individual’s cognition, provide emotional support, food security and have them engaged in physical activities. Our priority is the well-being of the seniors in our community, therefore we take initiative in advocating for them and assisting them in navigating support. Visit or for a list of our programs and events.

Natural Product Spotlight

The Raspberry Moisturizing Cream for dry and mature skin by Herbs & Butters Skincare is all-natural, vegan, biodegradable, and contains no parabens, sulfates or formaldehydes. Intelligently formulated with love by a local chemist, this lightweight moisturizing cream offers deep hydration and effectively improves the skin’s overall texture and elasticity. Raspberry seed oil helps to promote the regeneration of new skin cells, fights age spots and protects against premature aging. Other key ingredients like macadamia nut oil, sea buckthorn oil, oat protein, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, and olive oil help to effectively protect, soothe, moisturize, and nourish the skin.

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After a workout, massage the Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream into your skin for relief of aches and pains. Your muscles will thank you for ditching the synthetic ingredients and you can continue crushing the weights, tearing up the fairway or hiking to your highest heights. When you’re done, treat your face to Shutran™ Shave Cream and stand out from the pack. It is full of hydrating ingredients and pure essential oils that’ll give you a close shave with a great fragrance. Lastly, for a great super-charge, grab some NingXia Zyng™ for a delicious splash of hydration.

Loneliness May Lead to Bad Health

Several studies have shown social isolation can negatively affect your health. This National Institute on Aging primer notes that loneliness can lead to high blood pressure, depression, and put you at greater risk of illness. That could mean more doctor’s visits and higher health care costs. And what if you or your loved one takes a fall with no one around? Beyond the physical pain, the financial implications could be high. And then there’s the emotional toll of social isolation, which can be even more devastating. These are all things to consider when deciding whether you or your loved one spend the next chapter of life at home or in a senior living community.

Offering Companion Housing

Happipad has partnered with Seniors Come Share Society to make it safer and easier for individuals to share homes with compatible people. Happipad, the developer of Canada’s first web-based companion housing platform, was founded in 2017 and is the leader in providing companion housing solutions that help people live in a way that is more sustainable, resilient, and socially conscious. Companion housing places a greater emphasis on compatibility and sharing of the home. There is also the added benefit of companionship and security. This housing approach offers affordable housing opportunities, reduces social isolation, and supports healthy aging in place.

Spring Cleaning for a Healthy Home

Are you ready to tackle your spring cleaning with some plant-based products, ditch the conventional toxins and save money all at the same time? Your home is a sanctuary—a place where life unfolds with family, friends, and memories. Having the best for you and your family is about being surrounded by all things healthy and natural. Enjoy natural home solutions with safe, natural ingredients you know you can trust! Thieves products are safe for your pets or little ones. This incredible starter bundle is exclusively available to Young Living members; become a member today to get yours!

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s mission is to reach every person in Canada who is affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information, and research. Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. We work to serve the needs of both malignant and non-malignant brain tumours. Research funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has helped improve the accuracy of radiation treatments, shorten treatment regimen times, limit side effects from chemo, and improve quality of life for patients after surgery. We are the sole funder of the Brain Tumour Tissue Bank, providing free samples to clinical researchers around the world to further the search for a cure.

Importance of Safe Skincare

Skin is our body’s largest organ and our protective barrier and keeping it healthy is essential for our wellbeing. With conventional beauty products, we are exposed to numerous harmful ingredients, such as preservatives, fragrance (both synthetic and natural) and dyes. some of which can lead to skin reactions. On top of it, there have also been major concerns about side effects of long-term exposure to many of these ingredients. Natural skincare is a niche market was born out of consumers’ concerns for product safety. When properly formulated, natural products provide healthy, effective, safe and environmentally friendly solutions for your skin.

Good Fit for Home-Care Services?

Because home care covers such a broad variety of services, there is not just one condition that makes someone a good fit for in-home care. Home care aides can be hired to assist a client with any of their needs, whether that be getting transportation to appointments, or grocery shopping and cooking meals. You may be a good candidate for in-home care if you’re in need of any of the following: Assistance with daily tasks, housekeeping, mobility assistance, medication management, short-term care (if you’re recovering from an illness or surgery and need extra assistance), or even companionship if you’re living alone and struggling with feeling isolated.

Better At Home Services

Better at Home supports seniors by meeting their non-medical needs. By providing assistance with these simple, day-to-day tasks, Better at Home assures seniors continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities. Better at Home services are offered province wide with the help of Healthy Aging by United Way. Services vary from community to community but may include the following: Friendly Visiting. Transportation. Light Yard Work. Minor Home Repairs. Light Housekeeping. Grocery Shopping. Due to Covid, some services are temporarily being offered virtually. To find out more about the services, please contact Simren at 604-536-9348.