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Read the West Parry Sound Community Support Services Blog for information and advice for local seniors.


The Isolation and Loneliness Epidemic

Posted Jan 29th, 2018

One only has to look through history to recognize that accompanying any population explosion there have been a variety of social, or economic and/or physical and mental health consequences. The current rapid growth of the global ageing population is no exception to those historical realities. The belief that retirement is a time of luxury and relaxation is not the reality for many older Canadians. Not all seniors have access to affordable and safe housing. Nor do all seniors have access to affor

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A Small Act of Kindness - A Smile Has the Power to Brighten Yours and Someone Else's Day

Posted Nov 7th, 2017

One morning last week, I stopped by a friend’s home for a quick coffee. I needed a break from my crazy schedule and sharing time with Ite was just what was needed. She is one of those people who makes everything calm and right. We managed to make almost two hours seem only like minutes. How is it that the best moments in life seem to pass so quickly?  We talked about the theme for the upcoming newsletter which was going to be about the power of small acts of kindness.

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Letting go of Regrets

Posted Sep 28th, 2017

Researchers studying the aging process have found that one aspect to aging well involves learning to let go of regrets.

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