Category: Digest News

Seniors more likely to die in home fires

An individual’s ability to respond quickly to a residential fire determines who dies and who gets injured, according to a new study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Home fire deaths...

Boosting seniors’ opportunities

Seniors across the province will have more opportunities to be active, healthy and engaged in their communities thanks to the expansion of the Seniors Community Grant program. Dipika Damerla, minister of seniors affairs, made...

Maximize your golden years

Are you approaching the so-called “golden years”: the time of life after retirement from active work? Free from the constraints of a job, boss or workplace, you can at last enjoy the freedom to...

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,...