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As we get older, the way we live at home becomes more and more important. At Wellwise by Shoppers™, we believe that your home can and should be an environment that supports your health and wellness as you age – so you can carry on doing what you love. That’s why we offer a wide range of products and services to help you bring wellness home.
Regular exercise is considered the key to healthy aging. It has countless benefits for mental and physical wellness, from decreasing stress and boosting energy, to reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. At Wellwise by Shoppers™, we offer a selection of fitness-related products designed to help you incorporate physical activity into your daily routine.
Sleep apnea, when your breathing stops and starts while you sleep, affects more than 12% of Canadians over 60. It’s detrimental to sleep quality and can have knock-on effects on other aspects of your health. At Wellwise by Shoppers™, we’re experts in CPAP – continuous positive airway pressure – one of the main methods for treating sleep apnea. We stock a wide range of CPAP machines and accessories, as well as other items designed to give you the soundest possible sleep.
95% of Canadian adults over 45 believe that being able to age in place would allow them to maintain their independence, dignity, and comfort – and we agree! That’s why we offer a wide range of home products such as bathroom safety equipment, lift chairs, and adjustable beds to ensure your home continues to meet your needs for years to come. And if you’re not sure where to start, our home services team can carry out a home assessment to help you make the modifications that are right for you.
Bring active living home
Make every day a little more active with our wide range of active living items. These include our line of compression socks and stockings, which can help reduce swelling, increase circulation, and support tired muscles and joints. We also offer braces and supports for the entire body, ideal for those looking to be proactive against common injuries or those recovering from an existing injury.
Bring independence home
Being able to move around independently is an important part of aging well. It allows you to do the things you want and need to do, as well as stay connected with your community. At Wellwise by Shoppers™, we offer an extensive range of mobility aids to help you stay independent. Depending on the level of support you need, you can choose from canes, walkers, scooters, wheelchairs, and more.
Everyone has their reason to be well
Wellness enables you to pursue things that matter to you – whether that’s spending time with friends and family, doing the hobbies and activities you enjoy, or simply maintaining your independence.
For Sarah, a customer at the Burlington Wellwise store, wellness meant improving her mobility so that she could continue to make the bus ride downtown to visit her local community centre, meet friends for lunch, and go to the movies. Sarah’s mobility had been in decline for several years and she was increasingly concerned about falling.
When she visited her local Wellwise store, Sarah was greeted by Janet, a member of our friendly team. Janet discussed Sarah’s wellness goals with her and took her through the extensive range of mobility aids we offer. Sarah decided that a rollator would be the best option for her – it provided the right level of support, featured a seat that she could rest on when she felt tired, and even included a bag to carry her belongings. With her new rollator, Sarah regained her confidence, was less worried about falling, and was able to continue taking part in her community.
At Wellwise by Shoppers™, we’re dedicated to empowering our customers to take control of how they age. Whatever your reason to be well, you can start your wellness journey at wellwise.ca or your local Wellwise store.
The information presented in this blog post is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information in this post as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for professional counseling care. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.