Michael Gazer is the President of Heart to Home Meals, a service that delivers complete frozen meals to seniors in Ontario and Alberta. The goal of the service is to give seniors the choice, convenience and independence to live on their own. For more information, please visit Heart to Home Meals.
Now in 2017, the pace of technological change has reached unprecedented levels and it affects so many aspects of our lives. It is only when we come across something unexpected do we recognize how technological innovation affects our day-to-day lives in so many ways.
Eating less may not be a problem if a person is reducing their level of physical activity. However, it is vital the diet is sufficient enough in calories and nutrients to maintain healthy organs, muscles, and bones. Skipping a meal every so often is not an issue for your body but when it becomes a regular occurrence it can lead to malnutrition and serious health problems.
03/21/2017 04:31 EDT
This Valentine's Day, why not spend time showing love to those who might need it the most? February 14 conjures up images
02/15/2017 07:47 EST
Too often, we wrongly equate isolation with some remote location and therefore the lack of interaction is based on geography. But for a growing number of elderly living in this country's largest city, there is little escape from solitude.
12/21/2016 12:30 EST
Canada is experiencing a demographic shift. Baby boomers, currently the largest generation, are rapidly reaching retirement age. By 2021, 17.8 per cent of the total Canadian population will be over 65 - that's nearly seven million people. By 2041, that number is expected to jump to 9.7 million, or 22.6 per cent.
08/24/2016 04:01 EDT
While the wait lists for long-term care homes continues to grow in Ontario, the number of seniors choosing to live independently in their houses and apartments is increasing, as we see on a daily basis. The key in all of this appears to be the ability to have the choice to do this.
06/20/2016 05:27 EDT
While it's great to hear a majority of Ontario seniors have access to proper nutrition, there is still a big number of those who don't for many reasons. And as more individuals live longer and independently, it's important to continue the dialogue about how to create solutions, especially during Seniors' Month in Ontario.
06/06/2016 03:16 EDT
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