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But What Does It Actually Mean?

But What Does It Actually Mean?

By Caroline Inman, Executive Director Deciphering and understanding the myriad of terminology used in Seniors Housing and Retirement Living. It can be difficult enough to know where to start when looking for seniors’ accommodation without having to wade through...

Fur Babies: Helping Aging Loved ones take care of their pets

Fur Babies: Helping Aging Loved ones take care of their pets

Our fur babies are loyal members of our families, so what happens if someone can no longer care for their fur baby? How can family and friends help to keep them together?  A common question asked in retirement communities is ‘are you pet friendly?’  Most residences...

Four Common Mistakes when Looking for Senior Living

Four Common Mistakes when Looking for Senior Living

The search for the perfect senior living accommodations can be a challenging and complicated process and for many it’s their first time doing it. Many people don’t plan for a search for senior living until it’s needed. For many, guidance on what to do and where to...

December 2021 Retirement Home COVID 19 Update

As the COVID 19 cases in Ontario rapidly increase, Retirement Homes have taken action to prevent the spread to protect staff and residents. For anyone visiting someone in a retirement home, planning on touring a retirement home or moving into a retirement home, new...

Fifty Five Plus Lifestyle Article

Fifty Five Plus Lifestyle Article

Free help for seniors! Solva Senior Living is featured in the most recent edition of the Fifty Five Plus Lifestyle magazine showcasing what we do and how we do it.  Best still, this is not a paid advertorial and instead was a request from a journalist to understand...

Five Ways for Seniors to Thrive this Winter

Five Ways for Seniors to Thrive this Winter

Many of us in Canada try to just survive the winter, but why not thrive this winter instead? Living in Canada, you know that winters can be long, cold and bring lots of snow and ice. For the average person, getting through this season can be a challenge but for many...

Finding the Right Circle of Care

Finding the Right Circle of Care

No one person can usually fix your problems, unless you have a fairy godmother or a genie 😉 Those that are most successful addressing issues, usually have a team of support. But how do you find this right team and who should it include? For many seniors as health...

Vaccine Passports in Retirement Homes?

Vaccine Passports in Retirement Homes?

This past week we saw the Ontario government initiate the need for a vaccine passport for access to indoor non-essential venues. If you’ve been trying to figure this whole thing out, you're not alone.  What do you download, upload, print and bring??    You may also...

Find the right retirement residence with Solva Senior Living

Find the right retirement residence with Solva Senior Living

Check out our latest article in the Ottawa Citizen! Too much choice can be overwhelming. That is certainly the way it seems for anyone considering retirement living for themselves or a loved one. The long list of possibilities includes 100 or more retirement...

Having “The Retirement Home Talk” with your parents

Having “The Retirement Home Talk” with your parents

How to discuss aging and moving to a retirement home, Long Term Care or assisted living with your parents, partner or friends.   The elephant sitting in many rooms across the country is the ‘you can’t live at home alone anymore’ talk. It’s uncomfortable, it’s...