Portable Oxygen Concentrators: A Liberating Alternative to Tanks

If you supplement your breathing with home oxygen therapy, are you satisfied with your equipment? According to Alex Bah, a registered respiratory therapist at InspiAIR, many patients believe a heavy oxygen tank is their only alternative. “A lot of users are not aware that they have the freedom to choose an...

Are Retirement Communities LGBTQ+‑Friendly?

If you’re old enough to downsize into a retirement community, you may recognize that times have changed. Long gone are the days, before 1969, when being lesbian or gay was a criminal offence.Yet, despite being “out” for years, some LGBTQ+ individuals in retirement or long-term care residences feel the need...

Getting in Shape After 50: The Benefits of Physical Fitness

Lisa Campbell*, a 53-year-old teacher, thinks everyone should be getting in shape after the age of 50. She embraces physical fitness and works out to ward off dementia. “All the women in my family had Alzheimer's disease. I'm trying to do as much as I can to guard against cognitive...

At Home On The Golf Course

Top considerations when looking at golf communities. Braestone Club According to a recent NAVICOM study, there are 5.7 million golfers in Canada and they spend about $2.5 billion annually on golf-related travel.We get it. Golf is important to you and downsizing may mean you finally have the luxury of time...

Retirement Living in Toronto: An Interview with The Sumach by Chartwell

Finding the right retirement home can be overwhelming. Whether it’s you or a family member looking at options for retirement living in Toronto, there are so many independent senior homes to choose from. Services, amenities, and lifestyles can vary widely. There also are important differences in the quality of care...

Downsizing with Ease: An Interview with Leanne Masellis

Each person’s downsizing journey is unique, however, there are some common road blocks.  Sometimes, just the mere thought of dealing with the physical and emotional toll that moving to a smaller home entails is enough to keep people living in a large home for far too long. Whether you have...

Active Adult Communities—Is It The Right CHOICE For ME?

When it comes to downsizing, we are strong advocates of the Goldilocks principle. Simply said, when our clients decide to undertake this major life transition, there isn’t anything more important than finding a home that is “just right.” And it isn’t just a matter of figuring out whether you want...

A Taste of the Apple Pie Trail

Ontario’s Apple Pie Country is a fall getaway favourite Biting into a juicy, freshly picked apple is a joyful ritual of the fall season. If the fruit is doused in sugar and spice and wrapped within a flakey crust and baked, that simple joy quickly turns into ecstasy. Fortunately, in...

Colour Your World

3 Easy DIY Paint Projects that will make a big impact in your home Ah, Summertime. Are you soaking up the new-found freedom after a long lockdown? Between the patio-hopping, barbecues and weekends in cottage country, design aficionados rejoice that it is also the season of home improvement projects. And...