Happy New Year!

Family Day Fun

And before you know it, Family Day will be upon us.

How will you spend it? Add some magic and bring Senior Sorcery to your centre!

Let’s welcome the brand new year, 2013 with wonder and magic!

As the holidays come to an end, we hope that you took the time to spend it with your family. There are many benefits to spending time with your family, such as reducing stress levels and increasing general happiness–so why not do it? Why not solidify “spending time with your family” as the top priority in your New Year’s Resolutions?

Click here to find 8 reasons why spending time with your family is beneficial to your health, courtesy of The Huffington Post.

It’s never too late to start planning ahead for your retirement residence! February 18, the official date for Family Day this year, is coming up fast! Create an afternoon of magic and delight with other members of your residents’ families by booking a professional magician!

If you’d like to book a magician for your residence, contact our program coordinator, Ellise Ramos at ellise@magicana.com for  our availability.



The Necessity of Socialization: How Social Events Affect Your Happiness

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Magic + Family = Happy

One of the main foundations of Senior Sorcery is to reach out to isolated seniors in the Greater Toronto Area. This article from LiveScience explores a concept most of us already know: how socialization directly affects happiness. According to Stephanie Pappas, it takes only three hours of talking to family and friends for a 20% boost of happiness in seniors. Additionally, research tells us that social life can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the elderly.

As such, Pappas’s article strengthens the resolve of our senior programming. Senior Sorcery not only interacts with seniors through performing arts, but it also allows them to invite their family and friends to see a magic show in their homes. We often encourage Recreation Therapists to advertise a show in advance so that their residents can invite their grandchildren or other family members to their homes. Thus, we create exciting events to enrich and stimulate their lives, and most importantly, to have a fond memory we can all reminisce and talk about later.

To book a show, please contact our program coordinator, Ellise Ramos at ellise@magicana.com or call at (416) 913-9034.