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Experts Shine A Light On How Good Lighting Supports Aging In Place

“I know very few vision scientists who know – or care – about lighting,” said Dr. Frances Wilkinson at the recent Integrative Lighting Conference hosted by the Smart Sustainable Lighting Network at the University of Toronto Impact Centre. “And that needs to change if...

Adopt A Pet, Share Your Love and Reap The Wellness Benefits

“This dog keeps me alive,” says Mike Farafinchan. Stradivarius – Strad for short – is the 12-year-old silky terrier he adopted in December 2017 through the non-profit organization ElderDog. “I have arthritis and he walks with me. He sleeps in my bed and gets...

Is Attending Live Music Concerts The Ticket To Happiness? Research Says Yes!

If gig-going can help you live longer, then Darren Hogan may well live forever. The Toronto-based 48-year-old attends 25-30 live-music events a year, from major stadium concerts to intimate venues and multi-day festivals. Now a study is backing what Hogan experiences firsthand—attending concerts is good...

Calling All Startups: AGE-WELL Challenges Aging And Technology Innovators To Compete For $15,000

AGE-WELL is launching its annual National Impact Challenge – with a twist. This year’s competition focuses on Canadian startups whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition will recognize top start-ups...

5 Designer Tips For Staying Safe And Comfortable In Your Home Longer

There’s no question that Canada’s population is aging, and people want to stay in their homes while they do. A recent survey found that 93 percent of seniors feel it’s important to stay in their home through their retirement years. So how can you...

Unlimited Couple: Yannick and Shantelle Bisson Write Their Own Script for Healthy Living

Canadian film and TV actor Yannick Bisson is known to fans around the world for his portrayal of 19th-century detective William Murdoch on CBC’s award-winning Murdoch Mysteries, now in its 12th season. Off-screen, he’s a busy director, mountain biker, charity fundraiser, husband and father...

9 Top Experts Predict Will Dramatically Impact How We Age In 2019

There’s no downloadable crystal ball app to predict what will happen – or not happen – in the lives of older Canadians in 2019. However, YouAreUNLTD checked in with the experts to suss out the hot topics trending for the year ahead. Here's what...

Smart Strategies For How You Can Prevent Becoming A Victim of Crime

Do you feel safe in your home or neighbourhood? Although Canada is a safe country, the fact remains that crime was on the rise in 2017 for a third year in a row, according to recent data from Statistics Canada. Every year, 10 percent of...

Vanity Project: Not Your Grandma’s Bathroom

Style-savvy Boomers aren’t waiting for happenstance – hip replacement surgery, arthritic knees, a wipe-out in their shower – to redesign their bathrooms. They’re acting now, embracing simple solutions from designer grab bars to higher-tech products (think walk-in tubs with aromatherapy). The result? Beautiful spa-like designs...

Game Changers: 5 Fast-Forward Global Innovations

A round-up of technologies shaping the healthcare space 1. Red pill, blue pill, digital pill… It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but ingestible pill sensors are here and being touted for treating a wide range of conditions, as well as health and wellness monitoring....