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'While in large part the Driving Miss Daisy focus is on helping people that might have mobility issues get from place to place, the bonds go deeper.'

The article also talks about a 101-year-old North Shore client who plays bridge three times a week. Her spirit is inspiring.

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Read more about the services (and inspiration) in this article featured in the North Shore News.

How can you help your loved one with Alzheimer's disease?alz

If you are or will be taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's, start learning what you can expect. 

This can help you make the most of the person's abilities as they change. 

And, it can help you deal with new problems should they arise.

A happy, fulfilling lifestyle, included the consideration to take a holistic approach to wellness. Emotional, physical and psychological health are all essential to overall wellbeing and quality of life. Practicing strong wellness habits may seem overwhelming, but little changes to your daily routine may make a big difference.

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Here are some wellness tips that seniors can start following today.

1. Proactively manage stress. 

When you realize that you’re feeling stressed, a suggestion is to practice relaxation techniques to manage and/or cope. Try listening to music, taking a hot bath, or spending time outdoors. Other stress management techniques may include exercising, engaging in your favourite hobby or socializing with friends.

2. Do something active every day.

Regular activity is KEY to overall health and wellness, helping support your mobility, maintaining a healthy weight, sleeping better, improving balance and even preventing or controlling illnesses. There are so many different ways that you can be active, so no matter what your interests or activity level, find an exercise that works for you. 

3. Pursue something meaningful.

Stats show that one of the keys to living a healthy and happy life is maintaining a sense of purpose. Don’t let the days run by. Take advantage of the opportunities you have and stay connected to the people and things that mean the most to you. 

4. Keep a positive outlook. 

Did you know that seniors who tackle life with a positive attitude have a lower risk of developing health conditions associated with stress and inflammation? If you need a reason to see the rainbow after the storm, this is a great one to see!

5. Live life to the fullest. 

Life doesn’t stop with age, and neither should you stop pursuing that which makes you happy! Do something creative, plan a trip, learn something new, pursue a dream!