There is no denying that the coronavirus crisis has radically changed the way people think, live, work, and socialize. In light of the emerging perceptions, priorities and lifestyle choices, there seems to be a rapid shift in housing preferences from urban to suburban or rural settings. More and more Canadians are flocking to the lakeside cottage communities, scenic farmlands, or stunning mountainous terrains in search of their forever homes.
One in four Canadians believe that they can’t afford the holidays this year, not even holidays on a budget. And with many people’s finances hit hard by the pandemic, it’s not surprising that Canadians are expected to spend around 30% less on the holidays than last year. That doesn’t mean that you have to cancel holiday planning. You can still enjoy the holidays on a budget, you just have to get a little creative.
What happens now to those Canadian snowbirds accustomed to travelling to the USA for an annual winter escape? What should they do with their properties and what are the best places for Canadian snowbirds to winter when they can’t go south?
Holidays are the time when Canadian retirees look forward to spending time with the family, sharing meals, cozying up around the fireplace, and creating happy memories. However, the pandemic has thrown us all a curve ball and is affecting everyone differently. Whether you caught the virus and are slowly recovering, have lost loved ones to it, or you have experienced financial or other hardships since COVID-19 struck, know that you are not alone.
As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the country, it is more important than ever for Canadian retirees to stay healthy and fit this winter. While staying healthy is often a priority for most people every winter, it may be even more of an important consideration given that we are in the midst of a pandemic. Older adults are already at a higher risk of experiencing serious health complications from coronavirus and the addition of cold and flu season is likely to exacerbate those concerns for older Canadians and their caregivers.
When it comes to preparing for the winter months, it pays to sweat the small stuff.
Retirees need to be more careful than most, as they account for over half of accident-related hospitalizations. Can accidents be prevented? They certainly can, in fact an estimated 90% of serious injuries are preventable. We take a look at the common causes of home accidents and offer up some fall prevention tips for Canadians at home.
The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a wake-up call in terms of sound long-term financial and health care planning for both individuals and institutions across Canada. Less than two months into the pandemic, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) report made some shocking revelations about certain nursing homes in Ontario.
Amid the grim realities of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is remarkable to see how these Canadians are embracing technology for a variety of routine activities. Paying bills, ordering food or groceries, socializing through video conferencing platforms, and exploring telehealth services; elderly Canadians are experiencing value, comfort, and safety in numerous virtual activities.