Tips & Advice

February 25, 2020
Article by Isabelle Marcil, taken from the specialized site Vie de Grands-Parents. We find that most people lose muscle mass as they age (this phenomenon is known as sarcopenia). Up until recently, the scientific community was in agreement that sarcopenia is primarily caused by aging.   But what if we told you that one of... Read More
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February 25, 2020
By Michèle Sirois, animator at Ère Libre, MAtv and collaborator at the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal. Although scientists are working harder than ever, they have yet to find a drug to cure Alzheimer’s disease. But there is still hope! We now have a better understanding of the mechanisms of this neurocognitive disorder—but what... Read More
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December 17, 2019
By Michèle Sirois, animator at Ère Libre, MAtv and collaborator at the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal. Imagine what would happen if every single caregiver in Quebec stopped offering their support. To replace them, we’d need to hire 1.2 million full-time professionals, increase the capacity of care facilities by 34% and expand home support by... Read More
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December 12, 2019
The holidays are fast approaching. Short on Christmas gift ideas? Here are some original ideas that won’t break the bank and are guaranteed to please even the pickiest persons on your Christmas list.   1) Hot chocolate mix or cookie kit in a Mason jar Here’s an easy and low-cost idea you can create yourself.... Read More
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October 23, 2019
Text from Yoga Fitness and viedegrandparents.ca Are you already a yogi? The practice of yoga, which has its origins in ancient India, isn’t just for young flexible types and health fanatics. No matter what your age, physical shape and abilities, anyone can do it. It’s just a matter of adapting the practice to your own body. Here are some... Read More
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September 23, 2019
Text from équipenutrition and viedegrandparents.ca   What do you do with expired milk, an overripe banana or a limp carrot? If you’re like most people, you’re probably used to throwing away food that’s gone bad. According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), a third of the food products we consume is lost or wasted,... Read More
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August 22, 2019
For some people, owning their home is just as—if not more—important than choosing a residence that adapts to their needs (instead of the other way around). Being an owner is a state of a mind, a lifestyle. Purchasing a condo in a retirement residence is the ideal way to retain one’s independence while enjoying many... Read More
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August 16, 2019
Could there be anything better than being a grandparent? You know how enjoyable it is to share memorable moments with your grandchildren, to spoil them and slip them cookies when their parents aren’t looking. To devote all your time and attention to these adorable little ones who just make your heart melt. If you’re looking... Read More
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August 16, 2019
Text inspired by articles on viedegrandsparents.ca   Thinking of doing some gardening? Are you aiming for self-sufficiency or simply want to have fun growing a few varieties of vegetables? If you have a green thumb, have you been grieving the loss of your passion since moving into an apartment? You don’t have to give it... Read More
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August 8, 2019
By Julie Deslauriers The big moment is finally here: you will soon be moving into your new condo! Wondering how to make it look chic and harmonious while making the best use of the space? Here are five tips from a professional.   1 –  Tones of the same colour pull everything together A condo... Read More
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July 8, 2019
What is the number one rule for a hassle-free move? Being organized! Moving is one of the most stressful and anxiety-inducing events for Quebeckers. Arm yourself with lots of patience and follow these helpful tips to get through this important stage of life efficiently, smoothly and with Zen-like calm.   Notify several services of your... Read More
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