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How old are you? You’re how old?
What do these questions means to you? Do they make you feel uncomfortable? We’ve come to a time when age no longer defines us or, more importantly, limits us. We live longer, healthier lives, and practise a more holistic approach to hea...

With the arrival of Winter,  we know we will be sliding down our driveways to put the garbage out, or driving home from work to find our street parking space occupied by a Titanic-iceberg sized snowbank. Amusing, of course. We will slug it out, won’t we? Because we’re...

October 17, 2018

I recently participated in a “Green + Silver” conference for seniors hosted by Business of Cannabis.  The whole day was dedicated to discussing the issues of medical and recreational cannabis as related directly to seniors. 

The audience heard from GrowWise, WeedMD...

June 6, 2018

We know that many older Canadians do not want to move out of their homes nor do they want anyone in their house.  The more adult children insist they need help, the more their parents insist they do not. 

We think that when children say:  "Mom, you need help", Mom...

May 29, 2018

We are talking about weed – not dandelions, but cannabis.  Pot or cannabis has so many slang names!  The “thigh slappers” above are but three of them. Not only does it have over a 1000 slang names, it has  been part of civilization for over 1000 years.


May 15, 2018

When we are at our most vulnerable, nothing is more important than knowing someone is there for us.  And in those times, the little, comforting things ensure our wellbeing:  a tasty nutritious meal, a warm bath, a clean and tidy home, a comfortable bed, nice clothes th...

May 9, 2018

In presenting Discerning Seniors to a new audience, we describe it as a concierge service, exactly like you would find in a luxury hotel, only focused on senior lifestyle needs.    We source, vet, recommend and coordinate the best products, companies or services for yo...

March 1, 2018

For some reason, we showcase a comment like this as positive and inspiring.  But it is not.   The idea of keeping a stiff upper lip can set people up to live their last days, months, years in unnecessary discomfort and fear.  

We understand the fierce des...

February 14, 2018

It’s an all too familiar story – Grace, 83 years of age and living on her own, fell in her home and spent the night on the floor waiting for someone to find her.


It is a story we have heard countless times Perhaps this story has you thinking about your parents?...

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