Seniors’ housing options in the Comox Valley

It’s time to finish up the “Seniors Housing” series by reviewing options in the Comox Valley. The Comox Valley has a variety of housing choices depending on care needs and available monthly income. Independent Living or Retirement communities or housing geared at seniors (usually 55 years and over) are intended for seniors who do not Read more…

A good role model can last for life

It’s always hard for me to recover from Thanksgiving — the roast turkey, our special sourdough stuffing, the ooey-gooey sweet yam dish, and the calorie-laden pumpkin pie. The combination of extra poundage and the lagging effects of tryptophan make it oh-so-difficult to extricate myself from the couch. If it weren’t for my four-year-old daughter, I Read more…

Seniors housing options can be complicated

Understanding seniors’ housing options is pretty complicated stuff. From all the clients I work with, it is by far the most complex issue we deal with. Last week we introduced the idea of how to assess the type of housing best for you or your loved one.x. I actually want to take a step back Read more…

If you need solutions, you’d better get to work

“Are you part of the solution or just ALL of the problem?” My mother’s spin on an African proverb packed the same punch around our household and quickly shut down any whining and complaining. It’s easy to spot the problems. Solutions, on the other, require us to work (usually harder than we want to!). Busy Read more…

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