Animals and Wellness

What do animals have to do with wellness?

Well actually, quite a bit!

Journey to Empathy

Seniors are people with a wealth of experience, knowledge and thoughts. And yet, because of the rampant ageism and impatience in our society, people rarely treat seniors as human beings. We often assume that they are senile, and revert to treating them as children, failing to appreciate that they are adults with feelings and memories. Practicing empathy is a way to combat this problem.

Is Independent Living Right for Me?

For anyone, the idea of moving into housing called “Independent Living” may seem unnecessary. Why choose an independent living community when you already living on your own? The truth is that “independent living” actually creates greater opportunities for extended independence, a quality of life that is valuable to everyone, and particularly seniors.

5 Myths about Retirement Communites

Gillian Fullerton, one of the Team at Shannon Oaks Vancouver, weighs in to debunk the misconceptions.

1. "Retirement communities are “old folks homes," filled with sick and dying people.  You go there to die."

Artists in Bloom No. 2

This week, we continue our Artists in Bloom series featuring Ian, a Resident at Central Care Home who does watercolor and oil paintings.

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