Lack of social support system linked to increased risk of dementia

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Lifestyle programs at Origin at Spring Creek provide social benefits

Canmore, AB – There are no January blues at Origin at Spring Creek as winter activities are now in full swing. Active lifestyle programming is the best way to brighten spirits and add excitement when the days are short, nights long and temperatures low.

“At Origin we make it our mission to assist seniors with activities that promote socialization,” says Neil Prashad, president and CEO of Origin Active Lifestyle Communities. “Living in an active lifestyle community like Origin at Spring Creek mitigates the risk of social isolation. Here in Canmore, we are fortunate that our lifestyle programming includes snow shoeing, walks in the mountain and even Nordic and downhill skiing.”

In a survey conducted by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (OCRA), 96 per cent of Canadian’s agreed that there are social benefits to seniors living in an active lifestyle community. More than 90 per cent of the population also believe that social isolation contributes to higher health risks including a 60 per cent increase in dementia.

Origin at Spring Creek provides lifestyle programs that keep community members active and socializing on a daily basis. Unique to Origin, highly trained life enrichment coordinators assess each resident individually to create a calendar of activities and events. This personalization allows residents to improve their physical and mental health by participating in activities with friends.

Prashad continues, “The Origin Way encourages new friendships. We believe nurturing social connections is extremely important. It makes community members excited to get up every day.”

Photo caption: Residents of Origin at Spring Creek enjoy a stroll around Canmore
Photo credit: Origin at Spring Creek

It’s not just physical activities that lead to increased socialization. Bringing out the creative side is also important. 30 years of experience in senior’s communities has led to Origin’s whole person wellness philosophy.

The Origin Way isn’t just about physical health it’s about nurturing the mind, body and soul. Whatever a person’s passion is, knitting, singing, relaxing at the spa, they can find it at Origin at Spring Creek.

According to research by the Government of Canada, 1 in 4 seniors are living with a mental health concern such as depression, anxiety or dementia. The National Seniors Council names living alone at the top of its list of factors that contribute to seniors feeling socially isolated.

The Alzheimer’s Association has presented research that shows people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making healthy lifestyle changes. These changes include exercising, eating healthy, staying social and participating in brain stumping or creative projects that challenge and activate the mind.

At Origin, community members never have to eat alone and dine on fresh quality ingredients that contribute to their health. Origin’s Chef’s create meals from scratch with ingredients grown in gardens that are planted, tended and watered in the community with help from the residents. Seniors can show off their hard work in the gardens by inviting friends and family to dine with them whenever they wish.

Origin at Spring Creek has lifestyle options that will suit any resident from independent living to assisted living and memory care. The Origin Way means you have access to everything you need; comfort, support, safety, family, health, fun and happiness.

Aging-in-place at Origin at Spring Creek means transitioning gracefully during pivotal stages of life. Its suites offer a unique concept for supportive living and memory care by combining a holistic approach to personal care and a gentle resident-centered philosophy in a home-like environment.

There are currently several suites still available in Origin at Spring Creek. Those interested in more information can contact Spring Creek at 403-678-6066 or email to schedule a visit or set up a trial stay.


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About Origin at Spring Creek

Origin at Spring Creek is a 65+ senior’s community developed by Frank Kernick, a third-generation resident of Canmore, in partnership with Origin Active Lifestyles. The community combines the neighbourhood’s emphasis on luxury mountain living with life-enriching programs and amenities for active retirees and seniors who love the Bow Valley.