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It`s Not Right!

Sadly, despite being pillars of the community and the family, elders are abused regularly. “It’s Not Right” is a campaign to change the conversation to stop the abuse of older adults. The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, Elder Abuse Ontario and Western University have collaborated to provide a program to help everyday citizens combat elder abuse. They have started a …

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Elder Abuse

  Elder abuse is any abuse and neglect of persons age 60 and older by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust. “Unfortunately, every year hundreds of thousands of elderly adults fall victim to the abusive behaviors of their caregivers, nursing homes and even family members” (Meyerkord, Russell, & …

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The Grind

  The Diners’ Club is happy to host a talk from local organization, The Grind. They strive for change in the community through their coffee house, emergency shelter and youth programs that they run throughout the year. For more information, visit their website. The Grind also has a Facebook page if you are interested in …

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Tips for Hot Weather

  Luckily, the hot weather has finally arrived! While this has been long-awaited and allows us a variety of new opportunities, there are, of course, dangers associated with this extreme heat. Heat can be dangerous for anyone, but seniors are especially at risk. This website provides several tips about how to enjoy the hot weather.

Anxiety Disorders

  Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in Canada and about 12% of the population will have it in any given year. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, but a disorder is diagnosed when people experience significant distress and some degree of functional impairment in their daily living. A person with an …

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Gardening

Everyone can agree that gardens are a beautiful sight to behold and a positive addition to any space. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, or a beginner, this website can help answer any gardening questions that you may have and provide helpful tips to create your dream garden. Wondering what this year’s ideal planting dates are? …

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Why Read?

  Reading has a wealth of benefits throughout an individual’s lifespan, and is vital for the elderly as well. Check out why it is important for seniors to read here. Library memberships are usually free in your region as well. Here is a list of all libraries in the Ottawa Valley. Many of these libraries …

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Aging and the Importance of Exercise

Of course, everyone knows that exercise is important. This article provides more information about the significance of exercising while you age. For exercise ideas for seniors, please visit this page. The Eganville and District Seniors’ Centre also provides many exercise classes- visit our Activities page for more information.

Healthy Eating

  It is no secret that healthy eating is vital to a healthy lifestyle. However, it is sometimes hard to know what foods are truly good for you, and to be able to create new meals. Check out this website for tips on healthy eating, nutrition information, and recipe ideas!