Helping our ageing community do what they love again
From golf and swimming to pottery and music, happier ageing is about rediscovering the fun in life.Click here to learn more about "The Power of Happier Ageing"
What is Happier Ageing®? It starts with one simple question...
"What did you used to love doing that you no longer do?"
At Nurse Next Door, we’ve always thought ageing was something to be celebrated. Happier Ageing® means reconnecting older people with interests, hobbies, and passions that might have gotten lost amid busy schedules, health concerns, or other distractions.
When you book a free Caring Consult, you’ll meet with a Care Designer to identify the activities that will bring happiness–even if it’s small or simple. We’ll match your loved one to a perfect-fit caregiver who can help bring the plan to life.
Overall, what she gets is care, honest-to-goodness care. I get the peace of mind of knowing that my mother is with a company that sincerely cares about her. They give you basic respect, dignity and the tender loving care that all of our parents want and that we want for our parents.”
Their care allows me to run the rest of my life, you know, because I have a full-time job and two 16-year-olds who need to go places. Nurse Next Door has taken the burden off of me. There’s really no other way we could have managed it.
Four Pillars of Happier Ageing®
Travel & Adventure
Could you imagine Mum or Dad travelling again? From local day trips to having exotic destinations brought into the home, ageing shouldn’t prevent anyone from experiencing the joy of adventure.
You’re never too experienced or old to learn. Whether it’s a new recipe, a card game or a new instrument, learning keeps the mind sharp.
Connections & Relationships
By connecting clients to family and friends–in some cases ones they’d lost contact with decades ago–we’ve seen more smiles and laughter than we can count.
Every adult should rediscover the fun in life. We can help older people play like they used to, even if it means wading in the pool rather than swimming in their childhood lake.
Happier Ageing® in action
Happier Ageing® has given older people a chance to rekindle passions and interests.
The last time Robert was in a Harvard Aircraft was 63 years ago when he was a pilot in World War II.
When his caregiver, Janet, found out about his passion for airplanes, she made this happen..
Thank you Dream On Our Ageing Community’ Wish Foundation & Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for turning this dream into a reality.
Growing up, Gary was often surrounded by music and instantly fell in love with jazz. As he grew older, he channeled his love for jazz music into a career and performed approximately 240 behind-the-scenes interviews with some of the greatest jazz and blues musicians.
In collaboration with the Dream On Our Ageing Community’ Wish Foundation, Gary was provided an iMac and converter so he could transfer and edit copies of his tapes. Since receiving the equipment, Gary has created a website, Project Jazz Verbatim, where he dedicates his time to uploading his interviews with jazz greats.
Follow their adventures
The Caring Journal is full of stories like these. Read more about our ageing community doing the things they love–especially when they thought they couldn’t anymore.