Category: Digest News

Hospital bed shortage a growing problem

By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest It has been a cold and flu season like no other, and one that has seen hospitals across the province bursting at the seams and straining to care for...

Celebrating 150 years

The province will be celebrating a huge milestone next year. Ontario150 will mark next year’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Ontario150 is a year-long celebration that will honour the past and help chart a course...

ER wait times down, but visits up

By Graeme McNaughton/Active Senior’s Digest It’s good news and bad news for hospitals. According to a new report from Health Quality Ontario (HQO), the average wait times in the emergency room have gone down,...

Detecting Alzheimer’s through speech

By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest The way someone talks can tell you a lot about them. One company believes it could even tell you whether they have Alzheimer’s disease. New technology, developed by Toronto-based...

Seniors: New programs available

Seniors can now stay active and more engaged with the community thanks to some new programming. The province of Ontario has invested in 380 provincial projects through a Community Grant program that will offer...

Get active: Take the Summer Challenge

Ontarians are being urged to take the #SummerChallenge and get out and get active this summer. Engaging in a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to...

Lower drug costs for low-income seniors

The Ontario Drug Benefit plan is getting some changes, which will see more than 170,000 seniors become newly eligible for the low-income seniors program. As a result, they will save, on average, about $130...