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The Canadian Association of Retired Persons advocates for the interests, rights and quality of life for seniors. Find out more about the benefits of this group.
We know that sometimes false alarms occur. Find out what we do to prevent these and ensure your safety first and speedy response times.
You can prevent heart disease by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, quitting smoking and properly managing risk factor conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol.
Most Canadians scoff at cold weather warnings and snowstorms. As Canadians, we feel like we can take on anything winter throws at us. But if you have a medical condition or are concerned about falls, here are a few extra precautions you can take to keep yourself safe.
Find out some precautions to safeguard your home and your LifeCall system if you have one installed if you're planning being away from home for an extended time.
Find ways to stay warm, healthy and engaged with your community this winter.
One third of Canadian seniors experience a fall each year. While the LifeCall medical alert system includes an easy-to-press button, what if the fall knocks the afflicted person unconscious so that they can't press the button? LifeCall engineers solved this problem with our new Intelligent Pendant.

At LifeCall, we’re constantly making our service better for our clients and response time is a top priority for us. Here are some of the key factors that ensure that when you press the button on your LifeCall wearable device, we’ll be there for you right away.


How your home is arranged, how you return to your activities, and who you have helping you out has a lot to do with how well you will recover from hip replacement surgery, and it’s best to get it in order in advance so you can have peace of mind knowing you’re coming back to a safe home. We’ve also got some tips on how to ease yourself into being active again.


Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is a serious health risk for older seniors. According to the Center for Disease Control, people over the age of 75 have the highest risk of serious injury or death from TBI. While much of the focus in the media has been on sports injuries and TBI, falls are the most common cause of TBI among seniors. 


Quebec City offers many activities for retired seniors, including a rich cultural scene, diverse activities, and a low cost of living stacked against other Canadian cities. The high percentage of seniors living in Quebec City (13%) shows you just how many people choose to retire in this beautiful city. 


In 1999, about 7% of seniors interviewed by Statistics Canada reported some form of abuse. This is a significant and sobering number, and means that almost one in ten of the seniors reading this blog post are experiencing some form of elder abuse. Many victims of abuse don’t know they’re being abused, so the first step is to define what elder abuse is.


If you are in a position where you are entertaining or caring for people at risk of a heart attack, you should be aware of the signs of a heart attack and be ready to handle the situation if it arises.


Understanding why seniors fall could be the first step in preventing these common but hazardous incidents. At least, that's the idea behind a new study out of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. The researchers found that tripping and environmental conditions weren't what posed the most risk. The main reason seniors fall is due to incorrect weight shifting, which causes a person to lose their centre of balance.