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The Art of Aging

We all hope to age well. The Art of Aging guides were created with seniors’ health and wellness in mind, and to provide some tools and tips to help you make informed decisions that work for you. Everyone’s aging experience is different, but there are common things we can all do to help make sure our older years are what we want them to be: active, independent and healthy.

Whether you’re considering senior living, such as a retirement home, or choosing to age in place in your current home, it’s important to focus on the things that will keep you safe, mobile and independent. Retirement residences (sometimes referred to as retirement communities) are designed to meet the needs of seniors, and are staffed with teams who are dedicated to helping residents to live their lives to the fullest. Retirement living employees are trained to address residents’ nutrition, recreation and health needs.

Retirement living is about being able to dedicate more time to the things you want to do and less time on the things you don’t want to do. Senior living can be a great option for older adults, but it’s not for everyone. Ultimately, it’s your choice, and we want to support you as you explore your options.

We hope you find the tips and tools in the Art of Aging guide are helpful as you take charge of your aging experience.

Care and wellness advice

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As you get older, it’s more important than ever to take charge of your health. Our guide on care and wellness contains tips to help older adults age well. With strategies ranging from how to reduce the risk of falls, to questions to ask your doctor about your medications, to a list of activities to keep your brain fit, our guide gives advice on how to take a holistic approach to your lifestyle that will help maintain your physical and mental health, as well as make sure your emotional well-being is taken care of.

Getting older doesn’t mean slowing down. With good nutrition, exercise and the right supports in place, your older years can be some of your most active. Perhaps you won’t be training for a marathon, but you will be ready to enjoy each day and take full advantage of the activities and lifestyle you choose. By taking care of your mind, body and soul, there is much you can achieve in your golden years.

If you are thinking, ‘I can’t stand the thought of running and I don’t want to eat salads for the rest of my life,’ then the good news is that eating healthy and exercising doesn’t have to be a burden. There are lots of simple food and activity options that can provide a big boost to your health. The Art of Aging guide is full of helpful tips that can help to set you up for success, and all of our advice is approved by Revera’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rhonda Collins.

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A holistic approach ensures that you will be fit to face all of life's challenges, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Interior design tips

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Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization for seniors, and many falls occur at home. There’s an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this is especially true when it comes to considering fall prevention and overall safety in your home. In many cases, there are easy solutions to prevent falls from occurring. The Art of Aging guide points out where you could remove hazards that could result in serious harm and help make sure that your home remains safe.

As we get older, we should take steps to make our lives easier, especially if mobility and range of motion are concerns. At retirement homes, professionals are experienced in identifying all the necessary considerations to ensure the environment is safe and accessible for older adults of all abilities. We recognize, however, that not everyone is ready to make a move into a retirement community. If you want to stay in your current home, there are still a number of steps you can take to make sure your home is safe to support you as you age in place.

Revera’s Art of Aging interior design guide is full of helpful tips to make your home safe and attractive. Tips such as furniture placement, lighting guides, colour schemes and décor ideas will help you as you examine your living space from a new point of view. The Art of Aging guide offers inspiration for every room in your home, to help you make informed decisions about your home that will bring function, design and safety into harmony.

Be inspired to redesign your home décor to meet your changing needs while maintaining your personal sense of style.
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