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These local stories about senior living and the issues impacting seniors in our community are made possible through the continued support of Connect Hearing as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Busy local senior finds ways to be active in all seasons <b>(3 photos)</b>

Busy local senior finds ways to be active in all seasons (3 photos)

'Keep yourself busy, and always have something to look forward to. Give back to your community,' urges John Winchester who is an avid athlete, volunteer and activist
Isolated local seniors hopeful program will return in January

Isolated local seniors hopeful program will return in January

'People have missed ... opportunities to get out of their homes and interact with people in a safe and comfortable setting with ... stimulating activities,' says organizer
Orillia agency lends 'helping hands' to support local seniors

Orillia agency lends 'helping hands' to support local seniors

'Helping Hands works closely with families to ensure safe and appropriate services to support clients throughout the journey in aging,' says official
Local seniors struggle to overcome COVID-related isolation

Local seniors struggle to overcome COVID-related isolation

Some 'have declined in their physical and mental health ... (and) may take years to recover or may never get back to their previous baseline,' says local doctor
Self-isolation is becoming a struggle for local seniors

Self-isolation is becoming a struggle for local seniors

One man said isolation is depleting, while another senior says: 'Aside from the terror of dying, I'm having the time of my life'
The realities of dementia can be daunting, say local seniors

The realities of dementia can be daunting, say local seniors

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease brought sadness; 'Then I thought, you have to look it in the face and just get on with life. There's nothing I can do about it'
When dealing with death, a sense of humour helps: local seniors

When dealing with death, a sense of humour helps: local seniors

'Death is just something that is going to happen. It's inevitable,' says local senior; Funeral director says 'creating a supportive network' helps healing process