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Did you know that oral health can affect other parts of your body? Gum disease, a common oral hygiene issue caused by infrequent or poor cleaning of the teeth and gums, has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke among seniors. Because problems associated with oral health can be indicators of more extensive issues, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and pay close attention to changes in the appearance of the mouth, teeth and gums with age. So what should you or an aging loved one be looking for? Bad breath Red or swollen gums Painful or bleeding gums Loose or sensitive teeth Receding gums Painful chewing The build-up of bacteria on the teeth and…

Would you like to learn how to e-mail your grandkids? Perhaps you are looking to engage in conversation with other seniors or local youth? We’ve got the program for you! Toronto’s ElderConnection is a non-profit organization aimed at helping seniors stay social well into their golden years. The organization offers everything from free computer classes to group games and activities to help keep Toronto’s senior population involved in the community. Seniors are given the opportunity to meet others and learn new things in a social and non-threatening setting, all which further contribute to a higher quality of life. If you need help getting to classes and events, click here to see how a professional and compassionate Toronto caregiver could help….