Downsizing Diva recently visited the ReliAble Living Centre in Toronto and met with Founder, Ronny Wiskin and his Business Partner, Marilyn Wetson. Gotta tell you… this dynamic duo is really onto something incredible!
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More than 1,000 Canadians will celebrate their 65th Birthdays each and every day for the next 16 years!
According to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, most “boomers” want to continue living at home as they age.
Ronny suggests the most common approach to continuing to live in your own home is referred to as aging in place or home health care.
The idea is simple, convenient and the preferred choice to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. The concept, built on the five-part strategy, A G I N G. in place, consists of proven key success factors for remaining at home.
Access support – family members, friends and community are essential
Guidance – people with experience can ease the burden of coping with
Independence – begins at childhood and is devastating when lost.
Navigate – Be aware of community resources that are available when help is needed.
Garner safety – ensure the environment will not contribute to a fall or an
A huge challenge is locating the appropriate resources you or your family may need; the ReliAble Living Centre makes this task much easier by showcasing a variety of amazing state-of-the-art accessibility products – all under one roof.
Friendly and helpful team members work with you to determine your specific needs and determine the best item(s) to suit you.
We were amazed at the wide range of accessibility products showcasing universal design – which means the products that benefits someone with physical limitations benefit everyone.
Having visited the Centre, I now have my eye on a built-in vacuum that fits under a counter and has an intake vent at floor level. Switch it on, sweep everything on your floor towards the vent and whoosh…it’s gone. Now that’s what I need for my condo!
Marilyn shared the ReliAble Living catalogue with us and we noticed a huge number of competitively-priced items that can be ordered and delivered directly to your door. We also learned that the Centre offers Accessibility Workshops, Defibrillator Training Classes, Kitchen Modification sessions and a host of other services.
Don’t take our word for it! When you’re in the neighbourhood, drop by 200 Spadina Avenue and check it out for yourself.
You might want to call first – (416) 502-9200 – and make sure someone is “home”.
Be sure to tell Marilyn and Ronny that the Divas sent you!